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    Just moved to central Jersey this fall (Somerville). I have one 12" maple and one 28" maple in my yard. Tapped yesterday, 1 in the small tree, 2 in the big, had a small run on both trees. Checked my taps this afternoon and I had 1/2 gallon from the small tree and 4 gallons from the big. Wow! Is that normal for early February?
    2015: 2 taps, 16oz of syrup
    2016: 6 taps, 1.5gl of syrup
    2017: 3 taps, 1gl of syrup
    2018: 3 taps, 3/4 gl of ropey syrup
    2019: 3 taps, first year of New Jersey tapping

    BBQ grill/steam pan evaporator!

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    Sure is normal especially after that hard freeze then the big warm up,good luck you'll have lots of fun with this new addition!
    2018 home built 4x40 RO 2017 1000 sap 15gal syrup 4 runs of 3/16 natural vac 1 of 5/16 2016 775gal of sap made 12gal syrup 2015 18.5 gal about 55 taps. Have the best wife! cub cadet volunteer 4x4 sap hauler

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt151617 View Post
    Just moved to central Jersey this fall (Somerville). I have one 12" maple and one 28" maple in my yard. Tapped yesterday, 1 in the small tree, 2 in the big, had a small run on both trees. Checked my taps this afternoon and I had 1/2 gallon from the small tree and 4 gallons from the big. Wow! Is that normal for early February?
    Your making money now. You should put the sap in milk jugs and put them in your freezer for a few hours. The sugar will separate from the water. Then just throw the ice out. You have to watch it close though because everything will freeze in time. You can save up your higher concentrate for a weekend boil.

    Spud

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