Sunday, July 27, 2014

Maple Syrup

This is the second year I tapped our Maple Trees for sap to produce Maple Syrup.  I have a maple tree in the back yard, which is a good producer of sap and a maple tree in the front that tries.  I used a two liter bottle to collect the sap, along with a spigot inserted into the tree.
This was a banner year for syrup.  I collected about 8 gallons of sap and boiled it down to 3 pints.  Notes for next year, boil the sap outside, it creates a lot of steam in the house.  Have a larger collection container, such as a five gallon bucket.  With so much sap, I found myself outside outside a lot emptying the bottle.  The syrup was delicious and was able to can it for future use.  I feel like a pioneer. 

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