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Thread: Birch Tapping one Month Away

  1. #191
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    we find that many folks are giving it a go. We've sold numerous copies of the birch syrup procuction manual in several different countries. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but maple doesn't grow everywhere & you have to use what you have. My suggestion is to start small & go form there. Best of luck.
    We're pulling in around 400-500 litres a day off of just under 300 trees which is not great, but I can get through it each day. It is a cool spring but the weather does what it does.
    Ted T
    BC, Canada
    Kubota 3400 4x4 Tractor
    planning for 250 Birch Trees
    D & G 2x6 Drop Flue Evaporator
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  2. #192
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    we are having a terrible time with the syrup close to done foaming up this year. the last 3 year we have not had this happen. Any suggestions? explainations?
    Millbrook Maple
    Catskill Mountains
    Store - Arkville, NY
    Saphouse - Somewhere in witness protection area.
    2.5 X 8 1990 Grimm Lightning
    600 GPH RO
    2000 Taps and growing each season
    30 Buckets
    Always looking for more sap!

  3. #193
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    How are you finishing it? I would recommend a very low heat and just simmering. I find the higher the tems when finishing may cause this to occur. Also birch only has to be taken to 60 deg Brix which may assist as well.
    Ted T
    BC, Canada
    Kubota 3400 4x4 Tractor
    planning for 250 Birch Trees
    D & G 2x6 Drop Flue Evaporator
    www.moosemeadowsfarm.ca
    Follow Moose Meadows Farm or Canadian Birch Syrup Producers on Facebook

  4. #194
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    All in for 2014
    Everything is pulled after a short season on our end due to life and priorities. Will have all cleaned & stored away for the season. The flow has been low and later than previous years. We could have gone on for perhaps another week, but the rest is always welcomed.
    Ted T
    BC, Canada
    Kubota 3400 4x4 Tractor
    planning for 250 Birch Trees
    D & G 2x6 Drop Flue Evaporator
    www.moosemeadowsfarm.ca
    Follow Moose Meadows Farm or Canadian Birch Syrup Producers on Facebook

  5. #195
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    There don't seem to be many Michiganders tapping birches, but one guy pointed me to this thread. I just finished reading and I'm glad I did. I plan to tap a few birches this year and hopefully I've gleaned all the important stuff. Thanks to those who've added to it.
    CE
    44° 41′ 3″ N

    2019 -- 44 Red Maples - My home and sugarbush are for sale.
    2018 -- 48 Red Maples, 7 gallons
    2017 -- 84 Red Maples, 1 Sugar Maple, and 1 Silver Maple , 13 gallons
    2016 -- 55 Red Maples, 8 gallons
    2015 -- 15 Red Maples, 6 Birches - 3+ gallons maple syrup
    An awning over my deck is my sugar shack.
    An electrified kitchen sink and an electrified steam table pan are my evaporators.

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