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Maple Sugaring

Five Avoidable Mistakes When Maple Sugaring

We had just moved back to NY and I had several acres of woods behind the house. I wanted to make syrup, so I researched it on the internet. I had no taps or pails, so I bought copper tubing, cut in sections with a sharp angle. I drilled about 12 trees, stuck in the taps, and ran plastic tubing into empty 2 liter soda bottles. The sap ran fast and I had enough to boil in a couple days. I set up in a storage room with a Coleman stove and it took a ridiculous amount of time to reduce, but it tasted great.

Maple Sugar

How to Easily Make Maple Sugar

If you tried your hand at tapping maple trees this year, you know how easy and cheap this hobby can be! After four years of sugaring, I was ready for the next challenge… making maple sugar! Here is a simple recipe requiring only maple syrup and a quality pan. Several recipes are on-line, like the one I used. 

Liquid Gold

Maple Syrup - Untapped Liquid Gold

Those of us outside of Wisconsin or Vermont may assume we have no chance of producing syrup without the abundance of sugar maples. After researching online and through the Minnehaha Conservation District, I found the native silver maples and box elders produce copious sap which is excellent for syrup.

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Those with Little Have Enough.


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