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10 Gallons

Feb
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I brought back 10 gallons of sap from the woods this morning and I’ve got it on to cook. I’m hoping I’ll get a couple pints this time! With the weather warming up, the sap is running faster and I have a feeling maple syrup is what I’ll be doing all week.

I’m ready for pancakes!

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on February 24, 2013  

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  1. 2-24
    12:04
    pm

    Are you boiling it down in the house or the studio? I’m wondering about all that steam.

  2. 2-24
    12:06
    pm

    WELL worth the time it takes to babysit those pots of sap! Only happens once a year so get all you can and catch up on other stuff later!

  3. 2-24
    12:13
    pm

    House. Adam told me he does his all in the house also, has for years. Just turn on the vent fan. (And no, I don’t have any wallpaper.)

  4. 2-24
    1:22
    pm

    Oooh, I’ll bet it smells heavenly in the studio! Anxiously awaiting for the season to start here.

  5. 2-24
    1:25
    pm

    Hey Suzanne, please try my very favorite way to enjoy fresh maple syrup. Just take a big cup, put a hot fresh biscuit in it, pour hot maple syrup over, and eat it with a spoon, preferably standing outdoors watching it snow as you’re eating!

  6. 2-24
    4:02
    pm

    Suzanne, I think you should do syrup all this week and next week too! Then you can sell some of it! :happyfeet:

  7. 2-24
    10:16
    pm

    Wish I had smellavision. So good to know one more thing that can be had from owning your own land. Thanks for the info on tapping the trees. Hope you gat lots of syrup.

    Rhonda

  8. 2-25
    10:51
    am

    At 40-1 sap to syrup you have a ways to go but oh so worth it! The point just before it’s actually “done” is when I like the flavor the best. I had to steal some just for me!

  9. 2-25
    5:57
    pm

    We have ‘sapped’ for years… 30 gallons of sap to 1 gallon of syrup. Depending on the weight of the sap you may get away with a bit less for a gallon, but not usually. :) Just a little advice – if you can cook it down outdoors, you will save the work of cleaning off the sticky steam from your cupboards.. some of the sugar boils off in the steam also and can leave a sticky film on your kitchen!!! GOOD LUCK FRIEND!!! :)

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