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  1. Making Homemade Maple Syrup: Which Tap to Choose

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    February 14, 2014 by Suchandsuchfarm

    Oh, and look.. a little bunny rabbit came along to check on our maple sap progress!

    Last year we showed you how to tap maple trees and how to collect that sap and make homemade maple syrup. This year we’re stepping up our game! More trees. More taps. More sap. More fire. More syrup! Last year we did about 12 taps, but to make the most out of our short sugaring season this year, we added on a bit… just a bit. Like, added on 100 or so more taps. We started searching online for new taps and decided on two styles and compare the two. Here’s our comparison of two different maple taps (also known as spiles), and a guide of what to look for when buying maple tapping equipment!

  2. Damn homie, that sugar maple is hella fine! I wanna tap that: How to tap sugar maple trees for making syrup

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    February 4, 2013 by Suchandsuchfarm

    tapping maple trees for sap

    In Missouri, we have a saying, if you don’t like the weather all you gotta do is wait like, 15 minutes. However, in February these temperature swings are perfect for tapping a sweet little sugar maple tree. Ideally, what you want is for the temperature to drop below freezing at night and get up to the 40’s during the day. What happens is that at night, the tree is all cold, lonely and constricted, then as the temperature rises it gets all hot, loosens up and lets its milky white sap flow. Okay, enough innuendoes (haha, in your end-o!).