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    Quote Originally Posted by CTguy923 View Post
    cant wait any longer, i,m going to be tapping some tomorrow , see how they run, and then tap the rest later in the week
    so i decided to hold off on tapping a few trees and now it seems like were going be getting more winter like temps starting this weekend and next week, looks like i'll hold off till my normal tapping date of Presidents day weekend

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    I'm 50% tapped.

    Forecast shows high's of 40s and lows in the 20s.

    And I busted my tapping bit, bad sign.

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    This is weather is not necessarily bad, what will determine our maple season is what happens during the season, cold nights, warm days are needed then. If your weather is like what we have been getting in Central NYS, we are just adding plenty of ground water. The trees really only need a few cold nights to be able the move the sap after they warm up. Then the weather you had last year (sunshine to produce sugar) and the ground moisture will do the rest.
    Don't get nervous yet, lots of time left unless you are in the extreme southern maple regions.
    Dave Klish about 400 taps, down from much more. Retired from collecting and boiling in 2021. Mostly because of a bad hip.
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    SkunkWorks, That's why I always had at least 3 tapping bits for each person tapping..
    Dave Klish about 400 taps, down from much more. Retired from collecting and boiling in 2021. Mostly because of a bad hip.
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    After 20 hours, about 1/2 gallon per tap at 1.9%.

    Forecast is good: highs of low 40s, lows in the upper 20s for the next week.
    Last edited by SkunkWorks; 01-21-2023 at 10:46 AM.

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    2.3 gal per tap yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkunkWorks View Post
    2.3 gal per tap yesterday.
    it'll shut off next week, we have some below freezing weather coming in

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    Gosh I hope so, made 2.8 gal this weekend on 45 taps. Drilled in the remaining 50.
    What great weather, 40s, dry, really nice.

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    Real cold weather coming on the 4th & 5th, after that it looks like same as we've had so far. I plan on tapping the 6th & 7th.

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