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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2021
    NEK VT.

    Default Birch Sugaring

    Birch sap has started to flow in Northern Vermont. For anyone interested in birch syrup, I've added a real-time birch sap flow monitor to my maple sugaring website. Here's a sample, showing the temperature, flow rate and total sap for the last day, from one tap.

    The webpage is here...

    I hope some find this useful, and I'm always looking for feedback, thanks...
    Maple sugaring's only real-time data https://www.howsitrunning.com

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Wakefield,New Hampshire


    Thanks for sharing. I am hoping to start tapping birch next season and will use this info as a reference.
    6th season solo sugar maker in a young sugar bush of mostly red maples
    320 taps
    2x6 self built arch, Flat pans w/ dividers
    New 12x16 sugar house
    CDL hobby 250 RO

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Johnson City, TN


    First, thanks so much for posting this! Your experience with sugar content is almost exactly the same as ours with black birches in NE TN: Low early and peaking just before it abruptly ends. We collected and processed about 120 gallons of 0.4%. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-h4...ew?usp=sharing This is a picture of some of what I have made simmering and vacuum boiling.
    Do you find that birch is much harder to RO to a higher Brix than maple?

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