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Traditional Collection Methods

By: uvmext

Traditional methods of sap collection have changed over time. Initially, Native Americans created gashes in the stem, and directed sap into wooden or bark vessels. Early spouts were created by hollowing out small twigs, which were inserted into ta...

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Tubing

By: uvmext

Although sap is still collected by some maple producers in buckets or plastic bags, the majority of maple sap is currently collected using plastic spouts and a network of tubing lines. The standard tubing used for the lines that run from tree to t...

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Vacuum and Sap Minerals

By: uvmext

A modern maple operation relies on a tubing system with vacuum to maximize sap production. The innovation of plastic tubing originally came as a labor-saving device and not to increase sap yield from individual trees. As the materials used to prod...

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Shade Tolerance 2

By: uvmext

As trees form, the size and shape of its stem and crown, will be impacted by living in a low light environment such as the forest's understory. So-called suppressed trees are able to capture just enough sun to survive. Sugar maples growing in the ...

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Overdriving Spouts

By: uvmext

Although bucket spouts are still available, most spouts used in the maple industry currently are plastic and designed to be used with vacuum. Spouts are constructed of food-grade nylon or polycarbonate and are smaller in size (5/16" diameter) than...

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2020 Season Start

By: uvmext

Reports of above average syrup production have been common across Vermont in 2020. Sugar makers report excellent quality syrup being produced throughout the season. In general, March was slightly above average for temperature and April was below a...

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2020 Crop Update #1

By: uvmext

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service or NASS has released the crop totals for the 2020 maple season. Vermont let the US again in total production with 2.2 million gallons. That is 50% of all the syrup made in the country. Vermont suga...

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Introduction to Malts and Traits a Farmer Would Desire

By: tpritcha

This is an introduction to malts including the characteristics of raw barley as well as the traits that a farmer would be looking for in the barley they planted and harvested.

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Desired Characteristics of Barley for Malster and Brewer

By: tpritcha

This video touches on what a maltster would look for in the raw barley they were buying from the farmer as well as what the brewer is looking for in the malts they receive from the Malster