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    Default Sap price

    Hi all
    What is the going price for sap based on sugar content
    Thanks
    Jon
    Sunrise Farm maple syrup
    1999-2002 10 taps 2x3 pan on two burner propane cook top with dad
    2008-2010 back in maine dusted off equipment 20 taps 2x3 pan on two burner propane cook top
    2011 50 taps homemade arch out of 275 oil drum
    30 gravity 20 buckets
    2011 working on temp sap house with straping and tarp
    2012 larger sap house revamped boiler 75 grav 30 buckets
    2013 upto 190 taps added a blower to arch
    2014 new 16x24 shack new home made 2x6 with leader continous flow pan 286 taps

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    2.0-.28
    2.1-.30
    2.2-.31
    2.3-.32
    2.4-.34
    2.5-.35
    2.6-.37
    2.7-.38
    2.9-.41
    3.0-.42
    3.1-.43

    Im sure they vary one way or the other depending on the buyer
    2008---35 buckets--3 gal syrup
    2015---150 on 3/16 gravity&50 Buckets
    2016---350+/- on 3/16
    2017---700+ on 3/16
    2018---700+ on 3/16 added 500gal milk tank

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    I get .39 cents per gallon for 2%. I'm being told that price may go up this year.

    Spud

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    Hey Wurmdert, What brand food grade transfer pump do you have? This is a lot of research for sure!!!

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    Thats good Spud your getting such a high rate. Most operations sap price is based on 50% of the bulk syrup price, which is what I posted. Your buyer must be paying you 50% of retail.

    Mitchman- I just use a 1in clean water gas transfer pump from northern tool.
    2008---35 buckets--3 gal syrup
    2015---150 on 3/16 gravity&50 Buckets
    2016---350+/- on 3/16
    2017---700+ on 3/16
    2018---700+ on 3/16 added 500gal milk tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by wurmdert View Post
    Thats good Spud your getting such a high rate. Most operations sap price is based on 50% of the bulk syrup price, which is what I posted. Your buyer must be paying you 50% of retail.

    Mitchman- I just use a 1in clean water gas transfer pump from northern tool.
    In the area where Spud and I sugar, 60% of bulk price is pretty much the minimum you will get paid for your sap if you shop around for sap buyers. Spud is that rate expected to go up because of more competition between sap buyers? Or just an anticipated increase in bulk price? (that would be nice). I recently spoke to a big sap buyer in Franklin County who told me that he would pay the same rate for concentrated sap as for raw sap, because the profit margin when buying sap is so small. If it was me I'd probably pay a better percentage for concentrate because it represents a much smaller trucking fee. If you buy sap and all your sap sellers RO the sap to 10%, for example, then instead of needing a huge fleet of big sap trucks you could get away with a couple of smaller trucks with smaller tanks in the beds. huge savings.
    Last edited by WestfordSugarworks; 03-16-2018 at 06:45 AM.

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