Anybody tap their maple trees here? Got any tips for a newbie at it? I am going to give it a try with our huge red maple in the yard this year, and look for more maples in the forest nearby to do next year. I'm planning on using three 5/16" hose taps and tubing and a bucket
My first gallon of sap is boiling down right now. I hoped for more this first week but the weather turned colder again. My thermometer says water boils at 207 where I am (2000ft up) so I have to watch for above 214 instead of 219 when it's about ready, weird. I kind of dread dealing with filtering it, I'll need to rig up something with a cloth to do so, but I read there are nitrates if I don't?