The reason we started collecting sap already, is because the temperature warms up at day time and freezes at night. Unfortunately, the temperature is staying low so we are not getting as much sap. Â Once buds get on the tree the sap tastes woodsy. The best kind of maple tree is Sugar Maple because it has the highest sugar content. So you do not need to boil as long to get syrup.
We have thirteen gallons of sap so far. We only have enough storage for fifteen gallons, so we are trying to collect some large 2-5 gallon food buckets (with lids) that we can have free.Â Milk jugs work, but the large buckets work better. If you know of a place to get some (or collect them for me) I would really appreciate it!