Sunday, January 23, 2011

We have sap!

I collected over 12 quarts of sap today from our four taps!  I can't believe it!  I was wondering if we would even get anything, let alone 12 quarts in a day and a half.  It's all very exciting!  It's said that there is about 2% sugar in maple sap water therefor it takes about 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup.  So, if we were to make syrup with just what I collected today we would end up with about 230 milliliters of maple syrup.  I believe that is less then one cup.  We'll have to keep collecting maple sap to say the least.  Right now I'm freezing all the maple sap until we have enough to boil. 

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