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Old April 14th, 2015, 10:05 AM
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Does anyone here have any good info on tapping birch trees? Do you tap them the same as maples? Do we need freezing temps at night? etc. We are going to try and tap a few this year and capitalize on the health craze of birch sap as a cleansing tool :l
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No one? No one has tapped birch trees?
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Tried it and personally will never do it again. Took way to long, way too much wood due to the low sugar content. I did not like the finished product at all. I was told you need an RO to make a decent product, boiling it from raw sap takes too long and makes for a bad flavor. I believe that statement after trying. You tap same as maple, be prepared for mass quantity of sap on a daily basis and the lowest sugar content you can imagine. I had to collect 2 or 3 times a day and each time buckets were overflowing.
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