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Post by thegawd » Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:46 pm

I picked up 4 metal spiles and got them tapped into the trees. Saps is a running nice n strong! I think I like the plastic spiles better than the metal ones just because i was able to get the plasic ones to seal up better into the tree. I sure hope the holes dry up tommorow.

I boiled down the sap I previously collected and made enough for 2 or 3 batches of pancakes... MAN is it ever good! mmmmmhmmmmm

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Post by JimW » Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:10 am

My daughters and I hung a few buckets out back the house after school today. Monday morning my high school students will be hard at work cleaning buckets and then tapping.

Weather is suppose to warm up quick, hopefully the nights will be a little cooler than forecast, next 2 weeks most nights here forecast lows only 0 to -2, some nice -5 to +5 weather would be nice.
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Post by thegawd » Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:12 pm

Right on Jim!

Well my metal spiles are still leaking... bummer. I pounded them in a bit farther but im just bending the metal now. oh well live n learn.

I tapped 2 more trees today. I found a few tapered air line fittings, absolutely perfect fit to the hose and 100% seal on the tree. I took a 5 gallon jug and 3 taps out to the bush and tapped I nice huge suger maple I believe judging by the bark n the way it has grown. Man it works amazing and the sap immediately started flowing. I wonder how long it will take to fill? judging by the forcast it doesn't look like theres much time left.

after I made it back I found another air hose fitting. so I chose one of the trees with a nice big root close to the house n tapped it aswell.

this is kinda fun eh!
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Post by ross » Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:35 pm

Good stuff , slick outfit , if yu want to keep in mind for next year as yu know I've got a mess of blk walnut trees here yu can tap & keep all the sap yu want .Luck
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Post by thegawd » Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:41 pm

Thanks Man! I Like it a lot! I will be definitely tapping the trees next year just like this and more of them in the bush. all the ash is dead but the maples are HUGE!
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Post by TomK » Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:02 pm

Put out some taps and buckets today...beautiful day...the sap was pouring out of the new drilled holes as i was tapping the spiles in..yay!!!!...
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Post by WLLady » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:31 pm

Didnt get out to my trees today. Theyre all tapped with buckets that hold 20 liters...
i will check omorrow after work. If thw temp does drop below 0 tomorrow night this might be it for a while lol
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Post by thegawd » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:41 pm

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not a night below 0 as far as I can see on the forcast. im having conflicting thoughts LOL!

So what exactly happens if the nights from tonight on do not go below 0? does it just stop flowing or whats the deal? Should I just watch the taps or pull them?
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Post by thegawd » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:57 am

Sap is running strong again today! I sure wonder how it working out in the bush but im only guna fight the mud once and that will be to remove and gather the sap for boiling. heck I might even just walk back there. LOL

How will I know when its time to pull the taps? I was thinking that I should put a min/max outdoor thermometer outside and go by it?
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Post by ross » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:17 pm

When it guits running .
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