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S Usvy
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Hello,

We're in NB, and have a fair bit of wooded land. To my chagrin, all of our maples that I've seen so far seem to be red maples, not a single sugar one in sight... They're still making sap (being tapped as I type), but it sure would be nice to start a sugar maple grove. Would anyone have a stand of sugar maples near them and would be up for sending some seeds in regular post? I'm not sure what I can offer back (except for red maple seeds ), but if there's something specific you want, ask away, maybe I can get it...

Thanks!
 
martin doucet
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Sorry, I don't have seeds, but I too want to plant a sugar maple grove in the near future. In the meantime I've been tapping any old maple I can with excellent results. Even what I was told was a "Manitoba maple" by a neighbor, who also informed me I was wasting my time.

My brother and I designed and built a rocket stove evaporator that is showing some very promising results. It gets rediculously hot. I'll have to post some pics or videos after more testing.
 
S Usvy
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Thanks! We're off-grid, so electricity is free (and no added CO2!), if it's sunny out So we just use a nice heavy-bottom pot on an induction burner outside of our house. The red maples do work quite well so far, but I'll keep dreaming about my sugar grove!
 
Ross Raven
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Fun winter in NB, eh.

I'll confirm the "any maple will do". What I wanted to add is, immediately after the maples slow down, stick your taps on birch wich should start flowing just a little later.
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martin doucet
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I don't mean to hijack, but Ross, have you done the birch syrup? I've heard the ratio is like 100/1 and it tastes like molasses. I like molasses, but 100/1 seems like a lot of work.
 
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