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    Default week old sap still usable?

    My trees didn't produce anything in 2 days. I'm out if sap except one barrel with 50 gallons that's been sitting for about a week. The temps have been 30's at night and 50-60 during the day. any chance its still good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kharper View Post
    My trees didn't produce anything in 2 days. I'm out if sap except one barrel with 50 gallons that's been sitting for about a week. The temps have been 30's at night and 50-60 during the day. any chance its still good?
    It could be if it was in the shade, packed with snow, or has ice in it. Only way to know for sure it's to give it a sniff test and if you have any questions, boil a little on the stove.

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    It sat in the shade but wasn't packed with snow or ice. It doesn't smell funky. I'm going to try it and see what happens. I'll let you know

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    Yup your nose will tell you in a hurry
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    It will likely still make good syrup, just not as much, because micro-organisms fed on the sugar. It will make most likely either dark or very dark.
    Dave Klish, I recently ordered a 2x6 wood fired evaporator from A&A Sheet Metal which I will be converting to oil fired
    Now have solar, 2x6 finish pan, 5 bank 7x7 filter press, large water jacketed bottler, and tankless water heater.
    Recently bought another Gingerich RO, this one was a 125, but a second membrane was added thus is a 250, like I had.
    After running a 2x3, a 2x6, 3x8 tapping from 79 taps up to 1320 all woodfired, now I'm going to a 2x6 oil fired and a 200-425 taps.

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    went ahead and cooked it down. it tastes fine. yes it is very dark.

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