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#1 petrj6 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 16, 2014 - 07:25 PM

Boiling sap yesterday, got the evaporator running good and took a look in the firebox. here is what I got, notice the blue flames. Got my first gallon done today, yayyy!!!
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Posted March 16, 2014 - 07:47 PM

Nothing better then hot maple syrup on pancakes,yum :thumbs:


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 08:10 PM

Samples all around are in order now, right?!?!?

 

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Posted March 17, 2014 - 05:19 AM

How is the cold weather impacting the sap this season? I know that we have had a lot of days in March where the temp doesn't get above freezing.


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Posted March 17, 2014 - 05:40 AM

Yummy, syrup time.

 

 

 

How is the cold weather impacting the sap this season? I know that we have had a lot of days in March where the temp doesn't get above freezing.

 

It's not running here yet, but should be. Maybe by mid week. Around here, rule

of thumb is that once the sun is warm enough to warm up the base of the tree

and melt away the snow so you can see ground, it's tapping time. There is still 2-3

feet of snow around the trunks yet.


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Posted March 17, 2014 - 06:10 AM

Great that you had sap to boil, we are still too cold for much of a sap run here in northern NH



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Posted March 17, 2014 - 07:21 AM

We are having a bad year in CT. Many guys are only at 10% production compared to last year. Newspaper article pointed out that maple syrup is actually very good for you, a real cocktail of antioxidents in it. Now, I have to make pancakes and french toast more often. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 17, 2014 - 11:47 AM

I make beer using maple syrup helps bump the alc content and adds good flavor


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Posted March 18, 2014 - 12:21 AM

We're still in deep snow as well, and the freeze-thaw isn't consistent yet. Will be a couple of weeks at least before we can start. It'll be nip and tuck to get any before the river floods and keeps us from the trees. Somehow or other tapping trees from a boat just doesn't turn my crank ,lol.


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Posted March 18, 2014 - 08:39 AM

We're still in deep snow as well, and the freeze-thaw isn't consistent yet. Will be a couple of weeks at least before we can start. It'll be nip and tuck to get any before the river floods and keeps us from the trees. Somehow or other tapping trees from a boat just doesn't turn my crank ,lol.

Sounds to me like at that point let someone else do the work...


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