Valentines Day This Weekend!! Chilly Temps will most likely stop any thought of Tapping Early.

Wow, 6 weeks from New Years Day have just flown by.  Temperatures are subzero through Valentines and the following week which means tapping by March 1 like last year is unlikely.  This actually is more of a normal year as I use March 15 as a benchmark for tapping using buckets or bags.  The cold temps will also push the frost down, however,  we have had a snow pack of about 5-8 inches in the St. Croix Valley and the frost was 12 to 18 inches prior to this cold snap.

Maple Equipment and supplies have been very popular and as a result there are few hobby evaporators available.  The popular 18×48 5 inch drop flue, is sold out and may be available mid March, glass pints are getting scarce out there.  I still have a good supply of pints and most common glass, 8, 12,16 and 32 oz.

Its helpful for me if you called ahead so i can get your order ready,

I will be open everyday, including Saturday, and Sunday afternoons..

Stay Warm,


On line Store is Open

Check out my online Store, I have sufficient inventory now so order early,  Im still working the bugs out of the computed  shipping costs, so call me if it looks extraordinarily high or low.



Glass availability

I have most common types and sizes of glass for your bottling needs in stock.  There have been periodic outages from suppliers on certain sizes such as quarts decanters and 12 oz flats. These shortages have been caused by shipping/freight availability from the manufacturer and high demand for canning glass.  I would suggest that you get your glass earlier as opposed to later, after the maple season, to ensure that you have a sufficient supply.