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Old May 2nd, 2016, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by supersapper View Post
My sap was at 4% all year. I write down every gallon that goes in my bulk tank and I had 1985 gallons this year. Factoring 40-1 ratio I am right on the mark.
Actually, unless I'm missing something , the math works out to be:

1985 gal of sap (or 22.05 gal sap/tap)

Rule of 86
86 divided by 4% = 21.5-1=20.5 gal sap to make 1 gal syrup

Total 1985 gal of sap divided by 20.5 gal sap/gal syrup = 96.8 gal syrup
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