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How Does the Bucket and Spile Combo Work?

This is one great all-in-one kit that holds a lot of sap, is very lightweight, and is easy to handle. Plus the blue color really shows up well in the woods. Once you’ve drilled your taphole, putting this bucket in place is as easy as 1-2-3.Step One: Insert the blue spile and gently tap on the upper knob. Do [...]

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How to Tap a Maple Tree.

Now here’s another reason I love the sugarmaking hobby . . . it’s one of the few things in life that give such a sweet reward for a simple step. Sure, the boiling process is a little more time-consuming. But, tapping trees? It really doesn’t get much easier!Here’s what you’re going to need (by the way, the spiles, [...]

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