Dom Nizza
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How Can You Make Home Made Maple Syrup

I was asked "where have I been?" ... Using this post to renew my participation at this great Board. I was sent a couple of photos on the process of making home-made Maple Syrup. How many Trees make it practical? And is it worth all the trouble? These were sent to me to share.

[img]https://www.mycommunity.com/uploads/thumbnails/16805_3_Maple3Drill.jpg[/img]......[img]https://www.mycommunity.com/uploads/thumbnails/16805_4_Maple4Tap.jpg[/img]......[img]https://www.mycommunity.com/uploads/thumbnails/16805_5_Maple5Boil.jpg[/img] ..... [img]https://www.mycommunity.com/uploads/thumbnails/16805_1_Maple1Bottle.jpg[/img]

I have a drill bit for the tree...Bottles for Tapping...Boiling Pot open fire.
Seems like a lot of work... I might have to just go to the corner Market. What do you say?
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My father in law is from the Czech republic and he came from a background where doing things the hard way was seen as next to godliness. If it involves drilling and chopping things up, even better. LOL

Of course, home made tastes so much better. But it's so easy to drive to the market hehe.

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I've made maple syrup several times, and it's a lot of work. It takes roughly 40 quarts of maple sap to make 1 quart of syrup. That's a lot of boiling. And it needs to be monitored the whole time or it boils over or gets a burned taste. Most of it has to be done outside because you don't want 39 quarts of water vapor in your house. It also has to be timed right. Cool nights (20's and 30's) and warm days (40's) are necessary for a good quality sap flow. Containers have to be collected every day.

I don't necessarily want to discourage you, but I'd go to the corner market! :lol:

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NEWisc wrote:I've made maple syrup several times, and it's a lot of work. It takes roughly 40 quarts of maple sap to make 1 quart of syrup. That's a lot of boiling. And it needs to be monitored the whole time or it boils over or gets a burned taste. Most of it has to be done outside because you don't want 39 quarts of water vapor in your house. It also has to be timed right. Cool nights (20's and 30's) and warm days (40's) are necessary for a good quality sap flow. Containers have to be collected every day.

I don't necessarily want to discourage you, but I'd go to the corner market! :lol:

As an alternate choice you may consider just going to the Local Waffle House like this one.
[img]https://mycommunity.com/uploads/16805_1_WaffleHouse.jpg[/img] Maple Syrup great on Waffles too... even if made by someone else... :roll: ...

Oh yes Webmaster, thanks for upgrading the signature additions. This photo was 30 years ago... I was better looking then.

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