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Old 01-22-2013, 07:52 PM   #1
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Default How to Tap and Make your own Maple Syrup

I just tried this yesterday. It is amazing! Most homebrewers already have more than enough equipment to pull this off.

I’m not sure what the legal ramifications are for heisting delicious Maple Syrup from city property, but I assure you that the taste ramifications are tremendous.



http://www.cameronbrown.ca/blog/2013...wn-maple-syru/

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:30 PM   #2
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Interesting. How do you know when to stop the boil?

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Interesting. How do you know when to stop the boil?
There is about a 40:1 ratio... (From what I've read) It takes about 10 gallons of sap to make a quart of syrup.
Also, the sap will boil at 219*F when the sugar content is right.

That all came from just a quick read of a few sites. I was really interested in this untill I noticed the 40:1 ratio!!!
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Yea, commercial guys use reverse osmosis to get better efficiency during the evaporation process.

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I love Maple syrup. Love it.

I drink it out of the bottle, and actually prefer the late season Grade B amber myself.

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I love Maple syrup. Love it.

I drink it out of the bottle, and actually prefer the late season Grade B amber myself.
Ever tapped any maples or birch trees there in GA? There should be plenty of them around and right now might be a good time to do it... When I lived in Upstate SC for a while, I had a birch tree smack-up against my house. I had to trim the branches off the roof all the time. In the spring, the sap would just POUR out of the cuts! Wish I had known about being able to make syrup out of them... Ha!
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It was just a little too late for me to tap my maple trees last year but this year I'm giving this a try
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Ever tapped any maples or birch trees there in GA? There should be plenty of them around and right now might be a good time to do it... When I lived in Upstate SC for a while, I had a birch tree smack-up against my house. I had to trim the branches off the roof all the time. In the spring, the sap would just POUR out of the cuts! Wish I had known about being able to make syrup out of them... Ha!
Never thought to do that. I just bought a new home, and swear the big tree that sags into the driveway that needs pruned... is a river birch. Dunno if I can do anything with it.
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Thanks so much for this thread! I'm up in Buffalo and am gonna try to find a tree to tap in the next week or two! A brass nipple from home depot and I'm ready!

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Will silver maples work? I've got two giant ones in my back yard.

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