The Ojibway would approve, not being a wasteful people, they would greatly appreciate that this simple machine increases yield by 33%, 15 more gallons of pure deliciousness!! That's a lot of syrup for any tribe to enjoy!! @emch
Getting my head around this and thinking aloud! Is that an old oil drum turned onto a burner with chimney, and the sap put in bain Marie to boil down to syrup, ingenious, there was me thinking in was done on the kitchen stove, I am so intrigued and interested in how it is done thank you again for sharing 😊
No problem, this is the way it's done for sure!! @carolgs Many different designs of taps, and collection vessels, over the years. This is a modern setup, using plastic taps, lines, and food grade buckets.😁
Happy to share what I know with you! Production from each tree depends on a variety of factors; age, location, growing conditions, and temperature. Production varies season to season accordingly. Processing takes hours of boiling. To produce 1 gallon of syrup, you need to collect 40 gallons of sap. @carolgs
Definitely feel your pain, Saco. There’s still about a foot of snow covering my garden. But on the bright side, a pair of house finches are checking out my front porch as a possible nesting site! Hang in there, Saco, April is coming!
As part of biology class I have my students tap sugar maple trees on the school grounds. They collect the sap daily. When they collect enough they boil the sap on a wood stove outdoors, and make real maple syrup. They teach kids from other classes about the process, and then serve pancakes and ice cream with their self-made syrup!! #sugarmaple #massachusetts #tree
I teach at a public high school, freshman to seniors, grades 9-12. @tinaaune ... we do a blind taste test in the hallway at lunchtime, and the kids always end up picking the real maple syrup as the winner!!