Originally Posted by chardo
The consontration rate is about 40 to 1 depending on the sugar content of the sap you collect. So 40gal. would get you 1 gal. of finished syrup.
Yes, that's generally about right, depending on the make up of the sap each year. It goes vary a bit each year.
Making syrup is fun- I love doing it. We split the wood, too, for the burner, so it is a ton of work but it's really all about the satisfaction of doing it.