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Old April 4th, 2015, 07:41 PM
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Hello Western Wisconsin people.

I'm in Amery, WI. We live kinda close to Glenna Farms, where we learned about tapping Maple Trees.

I've just tapped a few trees here, and I'm excited to share a few videos of the process.

Please Enjoy! https://youtu.be/0GY3giM7uvA?list=PL...X3oEVy_VY_2HlO
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Old April 4th, 2015, 11:24 PM
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Welcome to the site and welcome to the world of making maple syrup from sap. Now next time drill the hole straight in and don't ream the heck out of it. Then when you put the tap in put it in the other way. The long part goes in the tree and the short part is for the tubing. Yes Electric drills are the way to go.
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Old April 5th, 2015, 12:09 AM
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Ahhh! Haha. I was wondering about all that. Thanks for the information. Cheers to drilling better holes and putting the tap in right.
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Now have fun and be ready for next year and ask away about any questions you might have. We all started out drilling a few holes in 200 year old prime Oak trees that would bring top dollar for Veneer wood if it didn't have that damn hole drilled in it. Well that's what my friend did anyway I heard.
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A sharp new bit will help too. We only use our maple bits for tapping. They stay in the shack all year so they don't get mixed up with other bits. We only use cordless drills too, a 20 volt lithium ion battery lasted 400 taps this year. Good luck and have fun. Like Haynes said. Ask lots of questions here. You might get a little razing but it's all good
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