Premium High Quality 5/16" Maple Syrup Tap 10 pack

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Description

Durable black 5/16" spout requires a 5/16" size hole to be drilled into tree.

Better for your trees 

Allows tree to heal faster

Reusable year after year

 

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  • 5
    So easy to use and cleanly collect sap!

    Posted by KY Syrup and Honey hobbyist on Mar 5th 2017

    Last year was our first time tapping trees. I never knew it could be so easy! We ordered these spiels last year and even more this year. You can even reuse them from year to year. I learned this year not to hammer them in too flush with the tree or they are very difficult to remove.

    These taps keep bugs and contaminates out of the maple water. We put gallon milk jugs with holes drilled in the lid for the blue tubing. When the jugs filled up with just swapped them with empty ones and took them to the house until we gathered enough to evaporate.

    This year we tapped 7 trees with 11 taps and used the T-connector so some trees had 2 taps but filled the same gallon jug. This made things much easier! We tapped the trees in early January because it was warmer instead of waiting for February like recommended. We got 35 gallons of sap or so. We even made maple candy for the first time! Yummy!

    Good luck and happy tapping!

  • 5
    Easy to use for a first-timer!

    Posted by Sue on Mar 28th 2016

    I have never done this before. These taps were so easy to use that my 12 year old picked out the trees (because she had seen it on the PBS Kids show Arthur), she drilled the trees up to the piece of tape on the bit that we pre-measured, and she used the plastic mallet to pound them in. Only one did not go in quite deep enough but we learned quickly to clean the hole out a few times with the bit to make sure the hole is wide & deep enough. We learned to put the tube on before putting it in the tree (we bought 50 ft and cut it ourselves to length on site). We also pre-drilled the tops of empty plastic gallon milk jugs and put the other end of the tube in there. Most of the trees she chose gave sap and we evaporated it on a borrowed propane turkey fryer and finished it inside until the candy thermometer read 219 degrees. Amazing! I just ordered more of these spiles and also some "T" connectors for next year and we will start in January! Now I need to figure out how to get the old ones out of the tree!