Birch Tree Tapping

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Birch Tree Tapping

Post by grendel on Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:35 pm

I'm sure Scalla is an expert, this is something I have always wanted to try. This is an excellent instructional vid, however he seems to say it's ok to take a lot more than Ray Mears suggested.



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Re: Birch Tree Tapping

Post by skalla on Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:21 pm

I've only done it for a little drink while having a rest walking and then plugged the tree again - i've never collected the stuff, or made booze from it - i'll watch the vid a little later Smile

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Re: Birch Tree Tapping

Post by grendel on Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:56 pm

I've drunk tree sap a few times. At Ankor Wat they have people standing beside tapped trees with a tin cups and you can buy a cupful. Also in India I drank palm toddy that naturally ferments in a few hours, it's sweet and a few percent on the same day but each day more of the sugar turns to alcohol and after 4-5 days it's up to 15-20% and really sour.

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Re: Birch Tree Tapping

Post by the barnacle on Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:27 pm

had a few goes myself in the spring when the sap is rising.

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