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Offline jocco

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Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« on: March 14, 2014, 03:47:48 PM »
Well it is a forest product :D sirop if in parts of Canada :D Was wondering if anyone on here  was doing it and wanted to  due a post on it.
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Re: Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 03:55:07 PM »
There is a pretty good thread going on right now in the general board.

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,73175.0.html
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Re: Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2014, 08:01:59 PM »
Haven't put a picture on in awhile,hope it works.

 
Tapped a week ago but it's not running yet  :( .
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Re: Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2014, 06:39:55 AM »
No. But I feel like I should. Have cut a few maples over the last couple of weeks and some just poured the sap. Dripped down on the ground puddled and then started running a small trickle down the hill. Just had to taste to see if just a hint of maple or sugar could be tasted. Nope and the sawdust wasn't any good either. :D
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Re: Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2014, 08:13:12 AM »
Ed,should run today,or at least start. I should get into the high 30's.
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Re: Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2014, 10:13:21 AM »
Still waiting for the trees to thaw here in central Maine. We should have about 200 taps this year.

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Re: Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2014, 12:41:28 PM »
Running good today!  Leaving the mud/woods now then collecting and boiling. Good Saturday night!
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Re: Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2014, 09:31:24 PM »
90 taps out, still waiting for the weather to cooperate. 3ft of snow pack isn't helping.

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Re: Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2014, 07:58:22 AM »
300 tap out and finially got 1 1/2 gals of syrup.This is the lastest i've ever seen the season start. Been sugarin for 53 yrs cept 7 yrs i lived in Tx.
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2014, 08:10:37 AM »
Ed,that is some interesting and is some scary. I guess it will all balance out come June.  :) I hope!!
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Re: Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2014, 09:22:00 PM »
Jocco,
You may have to tap some of those spruces since your maples will never thaw out. It will be as good as that fir siroop u had 2 years ago.  8)

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Re: Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2014, 06:42:32 AM »
I have about 450 tapped and hope to get up to 500 this year.  Had a small run last week but nothing since.

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Re: Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2014, 07:19:17 AM »
A little over 200 taps in, just a small run yesterday and now almost a foot of snow  28 degrees, maybe it will run today?

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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2014, 10:00:54 AM »
rockwall,where in Maine are you? Are you doing the Maple Sunday event on Sunday?
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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2014, 02:15:58 PM »
I'm in Cornville and no thank goodness, we haven't made a drop of syrup this year.

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« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2014, 03:20:59 PM »
 45* this afternoon and the sap is barely running  :(.This is the weirdest yr ever.
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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2014, 04:21:36 PM »
Wind from the West sap runs the best, Wind from the East sap runs the least. And remember " old sugar makers never die, they just evaporate". Not much happening in Petersham.

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Re: Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2014, 06:00:41 PM »
I still haven't tapped out 14" of snow last night close to 2 1/2 feet in the woods !!!! i may not even do it this year :'( :'(
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« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2014, 09:51:58 PM »
We tapped about 500 today and will finish tomorrow. Still not running very much. Only got up to about 38 degrees today.
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Re: Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2014, 10:08:13 AM »
Had our first real boil last night and getting geared up for maple weekend.  We had over 1000 people last year.  We scaled back this year a lot so not much to sell.  I do enjoy explaining the process to people though and they seem to enjoy the education!  Here is a link to our sugarhouse for some pictures  https://www.facebook.com/Greenleafmaplecoop
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