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  1. #21
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    Dec 2019
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    Southwest Nebraska
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    Not quite where you guys are but since you're the closest comparison I can go with..... My Box Elder sap here is starting to slow down, Next few days look promising. Have collected 165 gallons of sap total this year as our trees don't produce the amount of say your maples do. 1-1/2% though so that's good. Early syrup was very light in color while the latter is dark. Awesome taste! Just short of 2 gallons of syrup from over 125 taps.....

    Jim
    Home made 2' X 5' X 6" pan.
    Home made cinderblock cooker
    2019 - 12 taps, 1/2 gallon Box Elder syrup
    2020 - 120 taps ………..
    This hobby is addicting...…..

  2. #22
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    Castalia, Iowa; Winneshiek County
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    So far we can't complain. Looks like we'll get about 200 quarts from 203 taps. About average the old timers tell me, but the best we've done in a couple of years. The syrup is good this year and the niter isn't bad. I'll see how it goes but with luck I might be good for one more season. Hope everyone did well this year.

    Stay healthy and avoid the Corona Virus. God Bless!!

    Jim

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