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Double-Tapping To Suss Out New Spiles

This year we’re replacing the vast majority of our “health spouts” with the new valved sap adapters, in the hopes that they’ll extend the season and give us the gift of additional maple syrup. Being the skeptical sort, we’re taking 30 or 40 trees and double-tapping them so that we can see if indeed the […]

Prices and Buying Maple Syrup

For companies using a great deal of maple syrup, predicting maple syrup pricing can be critical to ensure a consistent supply. Below are two PDF documents with 1- a maple syrup price check study done to compare real-world retail prices with USDA and other data and 2- a piece on methods for predicting maple syrup […]

How Not to Test a Sap Transfer Pump

That column of water on the left is hitting the ceiling and showering down all over the vacuum room. I had the clever idea to test to see if I’d hooked up the correct plugs by flicking the sap extractor’s electronic trigger. Well, it worked to show me the plug was in the wrong place. […]


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