syrup questions

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  1. tnborn

    tnborn Well-Known Member

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    What month is good for taping maple trees? Does anyone have a good link for syrup making processes?
    thanks,
    tnborn
     
  2. mistletoad

    mistletoad Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Depends where you live. You need warm days with freezing nights to make the sap flow, but once the buds open the syrup tastes bad. For us that means about one week in February.
     

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    canfossi Well-Known Member

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    Do a Google search for Tapping for Maple Syrup, that should give lots of info. Usually the optimum time for maple syrup here in SE Ontario is late Feb to Mid March, the days have to be just above freezing and the night just below. Hope this helps, Chris
     
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    Here in Maine we do it in the spring, when the sun gets warm enough to warm the tree trunks. You can boil the sap down outside, on the grill or on a fire pit. THats what we do. DO NOT boil down sap inside, your walls will all become stucky ewwww.