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About 29,000 gallons of sap collected. sugar content remains lower than last year at about 2.2% overall which means that it is taking 39 gallons of sap this year to make 1 gallon of maple syrup. Everything is working good so far this year for the sap collection. Next year improvements we hope to have is a 600 gallon tank for the schwan’s truck and add the backup sap pump to the truck so we can pump out the harmon tank if needed and to decrease the trips to pittman by 25% .
Today Quinn, Brent, Brad, Bruce, Kevin, Jim and Dave picked up about 1000 gallons of bag sap. The sap is clear as a bell and in perfect condition. For the 425 bags we are averaging about 9 gallons per tap. The tube lines are averaging about 6 gallons per tap. That is why we like the bags since they always give us more sap per tap. The weather is expected to give us a warm spell this coming week which will probably slow the sap collection down to 1/2 of what we were getting. the past 2 weeks.
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