Saps Flowing

People have asked what sap looks like or how much comes out of the tree?

Maple sap should look clear, just like water. The sap pictured below was just under 2% sugar content so to make 1 gallon of syrup we will need about 38 gallons of sap. Unfortunately at different times the sugar content will go down to 1.5% so we’ll need even more sap to make that same gallon of syrup.

Today was overcast and about 34deg so not optimal, but just warm enough to get some sap flowing.

Here’s a quick video from earlier today to see the sap flow.


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