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    What does .51 gal per tap mean I thought you got over 20 gal per tap a season Thanks

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    Tom,
    Good question. I believe in this case it is referring to .51 gallons of finished syrup per tap. Or about 20 gallons of 2% sap per tap. This is achieved with vacuum systems. Gravity systems produce about .25 gal of syrup per tap.
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    Small sample size, certainly (31 buckets), but we did .50 gallons of syrup per tap on 28.02 gallons of sap per tap/bucket. It was a good year; we usually do about .3 per tap finished syrup.

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    I got .455 gal/tap and for health reasons I was not tapped until about 1/3 thru the season. Even with that, it was my best ever, my previous was .38 GPT.
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    Doing these calculations made me a little depressed haha.
    6.6 gpt sap... 0.11 gpt finished syrup. Averaged a 60:1 ratio with 1855 gallons collected and 31 gallons finished. If Only my little maple trees would grow faster. At least I still doubled my previous records!
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    I got .27 gpt from my 725 taps about 90% of which are red maples on high vacuum. I have a few clusters of trees where there are many stems growing out of the same root ball and I tap every stem that is 5" or larger. I know that those trees aren't producing much sap which hurts my average. I'm making more syrup because I'm getting sap from them that I wouldn't get if I didn't tap them. If I was going for gpt numbers those trees would be cut down or not tapped but I'll take the more syrup made over the gpt bragging rights.
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    I am able to keep track of all 4 Sugarbush separately as I haul most of them. Like Russ at home here I have alot of cluster reds and small trees I should cut but tap instead, these I get about .28 out of. My other I get .44, .49, and my best which was 1000 taps produced 32,300 gallons of sap at an average of .53 gpt.
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    I produced 378 gallons of syrup off of just under 1000 taps, what would the calculations look like?
    2016- 50 buckets. Made 4 gallons
    2017- 100 buckets, 50 taps on 3/4 mainline and 3/16th tubing + shurflo vacuum. Made 30 gallons.
    2018- 1000 taps on 3/16 + vacuum, 60 buckets - made 378 gallons of syrup.
    2019- 1713 taps on 3/16 + vacuum, NO buckets. Made 500 gallons.
    2020- 2793 taps made 1118 gallons.
    2021- 3300 taps made 900 gallons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultimatetreehugger View Post
    I produced 378 gallons of syrup off of just under 1000 taps, what would the calculations look like?
    378/1000= .378

    or about .38 gallons of syrup per tap.

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    That's what I thought but wanted to check. Would that be considered a good ratio?
    2016- 50 buckets. Made 4 gallons
    2017- 100 buckets, 50 taps on 3/4 mainline and 3/16th tubing + shurflo vacuum. Made 30 gallons.
    2018- 1000 taps on 3/16 + vacuum, 60 buckets - made 378 gallons of syrup.
    2019- 1713 taps on 3/16 + vacuum, NO buckets. Made 500 gallons.
    2020- 2793 taps made 1118 gallons.
    2021- 3300 taps made 900 gallons.

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