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Offline Brian_S

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Sap running?
« on: March 13, 2014, 05:23:39 PM »
So, its about that time of year I thought I'd check to see if there are any Maple syrup makers in the group. 

It seems the most efficient way to decide when the sap starts running is to ask around......so any got any taps in?  Is the sap running yet?

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Offline Chris Craig

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Re: Sap running?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 05:56:53 PM »
lmo506 is our contact for syrup.  He brought a few gallons with him to the last AGM.  Delicious stuff.

I heard on CBC this morning that the sap isn't running well because the temperature keeps going down too much. 

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Re: Sap running?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2014, 10:46:47 PM »
My taps haven't started yet.

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Re: Sap running?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2014, 09:11:25 AM »
Sweet, thanks for the info as it saves me a trip into the back 40.

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Re: Sap running?
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2014, 12:05:18 AM »
We're planning on tapping a couple trees as well, and our go to guy says it'll likely be two weeks or so befirenhe taps his this year

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Re: Sap running?
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2014, 07:58:16 PM »
While the trees have started producing sap about this time in past years, this year seems to be more like a "normal" NB winter (unlike the last 5-10yrs).

So I would think that the sap is going to be late March, early April. And judging by the temp outlook over the next little while, cold nights and warmish days, it should be a bumper crop!

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Re: Sap running?
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2014, 05:13:16 PM »
Mother Nature is going to get off the pot  this Friday 28. Looks like it will be fast and furious. No more brewing for me for a while :( Good thing i got 50 or 60 gallons good to go :drink:
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Re: Sap running?
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2014, 05:53:06 PM »
That syrup you gave us last April was delicious!

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Re: Sap running?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2014, 11:25:51 AM »
Have you tried making wine from the syrup similar to mead ?
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