You can insert one tap for each foot of the tree’s diameter. If you’re using the sap for drinking water, know that it doesn’t keep long before souring, so use it soon. … Sap from sugar maple trees has the highest sugar percentage; other maples and different tree species only have about half as much sugar.
The most common sap to be bottled comes from the birch tree and is popular in Eastern Europe, mainly in Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland and Latvia where we first sourced our precious sap. The other common tree waters are maple sap and bamboo sap.
A spile is a small wooden or metal peg used to control the flow of air into, and carbon dioxide out of, a cask of ale. Spiles can also be used to broach water from trees.
Other ways to find water can been seen Video below