View Poll Results: How was your sap sugar content this year?

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  • Sap sugar average, low seed last season

    10 9.26%
  • Sap sugar average, moderate seed last season

    12 11.11%
  • Sap sugar average, high seed last season

    4 3.70%
  • Sap sugar low, low seed last season

    15 13.89%
  • Sap sugar low, moderate seed last season

    45 41.67%
  • Sap sugar low, high seed last season

    9 8.33%
  • Sap sugar high, low seed last season

    2 1.85%
  • Sap sugar high, moderate seed last season

    7 6.48%
  • Sap sugar high, high seed last season

    4 3.70%
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Thread: Poll: 2020 Sap sugar content

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Northfield, VT
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    About 1.8% sugar early in season, 1.2-1.5% for most of it. 0.8% for the last week. Good tasting sap and lots of it, just no sugar.
    Last edited by Geroldn; 05-01-2020 at 05:48 PM.
    2013 Started with 6 used buckets, 6 sap sacks, concrete block fire pit in the woods and a 20g Agway galvanized tub for boiling - made 8 quarts campfire grade syrup and got hooked.
    Over the years I acquired or built a 2x4 WSE evaporator, 20x30 barn/sugar house, home-built RO with 1-4x40 membrane and Kubota L3200. In 2020 I was certified by VT Audubon as a bird-friendly producer.

    2020 215 taps on 3/16" line hoping for 75 gal.

    Out of control hobby, not a business!

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Ogdensburg, NY
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    109

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    I found quite low sugar content in my sap this season - starting at just under 3, where in recent years it has been 3.8 +. Yes lots of seed last year. This year, on the seed thing, way different and low.
    Is there a connection?
    2016 - helped at afriend with a small operation, 300+ taps. = hooked
    2017 - 20 taps @ home, 1 gal @ home on propane, then hauled to friends operation
    Bought a whole shack locally, with a Leader 1/2 Pint, moved it home
    2018 - 50 taps, 9 on 3/16 gravity and 41 pails -14 gallons of good sweet stuff
    2019 - 27 taps, 17 on 3/16 gravity and 10 on pails - 12-3/4 gallons of good sweet stuff (most fun I've had with this hobby)

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