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    Default cloudy buckets from some taps

    I never remember what I should do when the sap is running cloudy. I throw out any that has yellowed but some of mine are starting to come cloudy. Is it the end?

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    I had very little sap yesterday and what was cloudy I threw away. Most of my taps were dry. This might be the end; but I am leaving my taps in through next week - just in case nighttime temps give us a freeze and the sap starts flowing again.
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    I don't think its too cloudy, you can still see the bottom of the buckets, its just a tad cloudy. I just collected 14 gallons off of my 12 taps, and a couple were a little cloudy. I may let it go and see how the syrup tastes since this will be the last boil.

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    I think I'm done, did my last boil today. Leaving taps in for the next week to see if I get anything, my sap was pretty yellow and cloudy though, temps don't looks good either. But with cloudy sap I would boil it cause it will make dark syrup, might have an off taste, but remember all syrup is worth something
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    I don't care how dark it is, it is just for our family and I have given out the friends jars already. I have 14 gallons of sap as of yesterday. I havbe to go out and check last nights flow. but its almost 40 degrees here. No flow I just checked them. Its gonna hit 50 today, not sure I can keep it cold enough. Snow around my sap container is almost gone
    2011-12 taps 2.5 gallons
    2012-20 taps...1 3/4 gallons
    2013-14 taps...still going
    old wood stove modified with top cut out so hotel pan fits in
    and then we chop a lot of wood.

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    Boil a couple quarts down on the kitchen stove. You can then judge if you want to do the rest of the sap....

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    other than flavor, its safe?
    2011-12 taps 2.5 gallons
    2012-20 taps...1 3/4 gallons
    2013-14 taps...still going
    old wood stove modified with top cut out so hotel pan fits in
    and then we chop a lot of wood.

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    Yup, no problems. Just watch our when the buds open up; that's when you'll start to get bitter off-flavors.
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    I generally throw out cloudy and yellow sap if I expect more good sap to follow (i.e., at the end of a warm stretch of weather before a predicted hard frost).

    I also would throw out cloudy or yellow sap if most of my sap is clear.

    For the record, I have made good tasting grade A syrup from cloudy sap and I have made bud run from clear sap.
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    thank you!
    2011-12 taps 2.5 gallons
    2012-20 taps...1 3/4 gallons
    2013-14 taps...still going
    old wood stove modified with top cut out so hotel pan fits in
    and then we chop a lot of wood.

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