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    Default Dr. Tim

    Is there an update on sapling caps? I am very intrigued and excited to start experimenting.
    2016- 50 buckets. Made 4 gallons
    2017- 100 buckets, 50 taps on 3/4 mainline and 3/16th tubing + shurflo vacuum. Made 30 gallons.
    2018- 1000 taps on 3/16 + vacuum, 60 buckets - made 378 gallons of syrup.
    2019- 1713 taps on 3/16 + vacuum, NO buckets. Made 500 gallons.
    2020- 2793 taps made 1118 gallons.

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    Me too. I have about 1 acre that I am getting ready to plant with seedlings just for the occasion.
    Matt,
    Minehart Gap Maple

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    Nothing to report at this time. Sorry.
    Dr. Tim Perkins
    UVM Proctor Maple Research Ctr
    http://www.uvm.edu/~pmrc
    https://mapleresearch.org
    Timothy.Perkins@uvm.edu

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    I for one wouldn't want to see maple sapling tapping as commercially viable. It could be the end of the maple industry as we know it and prices could plummet to insane lows. Research on the process is not in the best interests of our industry.
    Ken & Sherry
    Williston, VT

    2017 - 13 gallons on 65 taps (12 buckets, rest 3/16), 2x4 flat bottom, modified cargo box sugarhouse
    2018 - 90 gallons on 418 taps (gravity lines), Leader 30"x10' Vortex Arch & Max Raised Flue with Rev Syrup Pan, New Sugarhouse
    2019 - Burned through alot more money: heated kitchen, 2x2,000 and 375 gal ss sap tanks, CDL1200 RO, Bauch Vac Pump, More taps, etc., etc., etc.
    https://www.facebook.com/pumpkinhillmaple/

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    Quote Originally Posted by TapTapTap View Post
    I for one wouldn't want to see maple sapling tapping as commercially viable. It could be the end of the maple industry as we know it and prices could plummet to insane lows. Research on the process is not in the best interests of our industry.
    Although I understand your concerns, I have had them myself considering these 2,3,4,500,000 Tap sugaring operations. But I still see people lining up to pay 3 dollars for a locally grown Beefsteak tomato when they could buy it for a Dollar at the local hannaford. I think as long as people aren't broke they will line up for local foods and pay the extra dough. We might all be Bankrupt if Washington keeps printing money but That is probably better suited for a different Website.
    Nate Hutchins
    Nate & Kate's Maple
    2018 1000 taps?
    20x36 sugarhouse
    CDL 600gph RO
    Franken evaporator, lapierre arch, smokylake pans and a leader hood with pre-heater.
    A wife and 2 kids.

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