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    This past Saturday when I went to get spiles in Somerset County, I stopped at the Sugar Camp on Tub Mill Road, have a 30 sec. video of the sap rolling in, all 15000 taps are in and off of Thursday nights hard freeze he had got one gallon of sap per tap after the trees thawed Friday Afternoon until Saturday mourning, I stopped in around 4 pm over 24 hours after the thaw and they was still running pretty hard I forgot to ask the key question, Sugar Content?

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    Weather in NW is very much like sap weather! 46 today. Still much to do as the getting ready part is as much work as the making it part. Will try to hold till mid Feb. We shall see.
    I know my apple trees look to have small buds started.
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    Chris
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    Anyone in southwest PA thinking about tapping later this week (thursday perhaps)? Extended forecast outside Pittsburgh looks promising. I am debating tapping then or holding off a little longer. Who knows what Feb will bring.

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    It looks tempting. Last year I tapped Feb. 3rd and it worked out perfect. I was hoping we would get a big freeze in January but that doesn't seem to be happening. I might tap Friday....otherwise it will have to wait a couple weeks due to family plans.

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    Yep I tapped on feb 3rd last year too and it was perfect. I will wait and see how things look on weds/thursday and make a decision.

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    here in north western PA... next week is looking awfully tempting, but I'm no way near ready... re-plumbing everything, adding 2 new 4x40 membranes, just finished stringing 600' of wire for a new mainline yesterday...
    I might have to burn some vacation time at work this week to get things ready just in case...
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    please help a 2nd year guy out...

    Starting Sunday here in SE PA the high temps are going to be in the low to mid 40's with lows in the mid 20's to 31 for 11 days. Well that is if you believe the weather man. Are those low temperatures low enough?
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    Skeller,
    The temps in the forecasts can fool you. But your doing a good job watching the weather. In your zone I would think your about on target.
    The forecast has a temp of 40 but the low is 25. Ok my thing is how long is the 40 degrees for during the day? If it only last for 20 minutes you just dont get much of a run. If it lasts 8-10 hours now you have a decent sap run.
    I did get the sugarhouse cleaned out and should be ready to hang tubing next week.
    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    600 roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU, AOF and AUF
    12" SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

    www.mapleandhoney.com

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    Well I did it... I put out my 13 taps this afternoon. Time will tell.

    The forecast has 13 out of 14 days coming up being under freezing at night and many to the low 40's during the day.
    Steve

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    2019 Rookie Season - 14 taps with drop lines and buckets, RO5, turkey fryer with 6” deep pan - 2 Gallons
    2020 - TBD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeller001 View Post
    Well I did it... I put out my 13 taps this afternoon. Time will tell.

    The forecast has 13 out of 14 days coming up being under freezing at night and many to the low 40's during the day.
    Ended up not tapping. Family stuff all day every day. Hopefully Friday. Keep us posted on how things run this week.

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