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home maple syrup

robinhood

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Cool, where did you get the taps from ? Never lived back east so I've never tried it -- looks interesting though.
 

Heyblast

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How did you boil the sap down and any idea of the ratio of sap to syrup. Back east its around 40 to 1 and I use to boil it down on the barbeque, many a night up till two o'clock waiting for it to finish.
 

NAHMINT

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I worked after school and on weekends for the LALONDES.......the old justice minister in the ''other trudeaus'' cabinet.
we collected the sap with horses and giant wooden barrel on a sleigh........
we boiled and boiled......on weekends les tourists came for slabs of fried ham with syrup and then syrup taffy on snow.......always lots of CARIBOU
( that's red wine and alcohol mixed) real good UNTIL YOU CAME INSIDE then you just sort of fell down or went to sleep

the LALONDES had a big farm and great goose shooting in their stubble fields.......just a couple 100 yards from big LAC ST.LOUIS.
 

wideopenthrottle

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ahh the ole brix scale...IIRC broad leaf maple has less than 1/4 as much sugar in the sap as Sugar maple... so 4 times as much sap to get the same vol of syrup with the same sugar content/sweetness
 
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sealevel

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ahh the ole brix scale...IIRC broad leaf maple has less than 1/4 as much sugar in the sap as Sugar maple... so 4 times as much sap to get the same vol of syrup with the same sugar content/sweetness
160 --1 might be closer to the right figger i know we got 3 pints and could have stood more reducing....no really worth it but ..could have bought it cheaper .money isn`t always everything
 

wideopenthrottle

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sounds about right...I think sugar maple was about 40 :1 (40 gal sap to make one gal of syrup) at about 4 degrees brix so bigleaf maple (at about 1 degree brix) would take 160 gals sap to make one gal syrup....

...sorry...I was just going by memory...i'll try to refresh the noodle with some googling...heheheh
 
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