There are many steps to the process of making the perfect maple syrup. Locate an area with maples to tap. Measure the circumference of the tree and dived by 3.14 to see how many taps can be placed in a tree. Second drill holes that are approximately 2 inches deep and place taps in the hole. Run tubing from taps into your covered storage container. Next and most importantly collect the sap. Then filter the sap so no particles/bugs are in the sap. Also one of the most important parts is to boil the sap down until your desired grade. The next step in the process it to filter the syrup one final time to make sure that there is no sugar sand in your syrup. Now it's your turn, go outside and make some maple syrup for yourself!
- Temperatures need to be in the low teens at night and high 30's - 40's for sap to run.
- It takes forty gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup.
- You need a very hot burner to boil down the sap to make maple syrup, It has to be over 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
- The maple tree has to be over forty years or more to tap.
- Store your syrup properly. A sealed container of maple syrup can last over several years.
- If you do not store your maple syrup properly it can grow mold and spoil very easily