View Full Version : First timer tapped in Sparta

02-18-2014, 05:36 PM
My first time tapping today. I hung 9 milk jugs today on seasonal spouts this afternoon. From what I have read, the weather appears to be ideal for tapping. 40s during day and 20s at night. So the addiction has started, I want more trees. These will do for this year. Go slow to go fast.

02-18-2014, 05:45 PM
your not far from me. im going to put in 20 taps tomorrow over here in wantage, boiling on the weekend.

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02-18-2014, 06:32 PM
Bravo jbravo54. Welcome to the club to both you and sweetmoomoo. :D You are going to have soooooo much fun!

02-19-2014, 08:12 PM
Hope to start tapping tomorrow. The big question is if I can get into my place with the truck to get the sap out. Hopefully I can pack the road down enough with the sled.

02-20-2014, 06:13 AM
All tapped in vernon hoping flow starts today been tapped since monday very little flow so far

02-20-2014, 06:32 AM
Looking good, not too too cold last night, high pressure, clear skies, see if some sap moves today!

02-21-2014, 04:38 PM
Same here,tapped Wednesday and a few yesterday but little flow.

02-21-2014, 07:20 PM
Sap ran slow today, 25 gallons or so, not enough to pump yet, hope the weekend delivers, itchin to boil!

02-23-2014, 02:04 PM
Good hearing from other local people.

I boiled my first batch yesterday. 12 taps...20 gallons...8 pints, and went through a pint at breakfast this morning. Looks like a need more taps and a more efficient evaporator.

02-23-2014, 02:51 PM
you got 8 pints of syrup out of 160 pints of sap????

02-23-2014, 10:10 PM
Nice catch Eustis. I got 4 pints or half a gallon. I was thinking 8 because the jars I got are half pints, so I filled 8 jars. These are all new numbers to learn.

02-24-2014, 05:56 AM
Wow thats good I only had 15 gallons got 2 pints out of it

03-08-2014, 10:55 PM
SAP is running. I got 10 gallons from my 12 taps today.

03-09-2014, 08:19 PM
Collected 80gal today since last run on 2/23 or so,ran good yesterday into night