Plans for Gravity Tube Tapping of Maple Sap

     After yesterday's post of boiling this Spring's sap, it's a good time to talk about the Chadwick's plans for next year's collection.  Due to the increased need for Maple Syrup in their Maple Craft Spirits, next year's haul will need be a record amount.  

     In past decades, the Chadwick's have done just fine using covered pales, and just collecting the sap by hand each day.  But with the amount of sap needed increasing by over ten fold, the Chadwick's are going to use a simple, yet incredibly effective technique of "Gravity Tube Tapping" the sap while collecting it.  Here is a brief video of Larry explaining the planned process.