Maple syrup on the cheap

20180226_161604 - Copy

I decided to make some syrup again this year. Back to the one pot method. A few gallons maybe. I had gotten carried away and burned out on it a few years back, so I’m easing back into it.  More on that later.

I bought these little Canadian taps, pot metal, but pretty solid.

Hang a milk jug on it.

Collect it farmer’s carrying 5 gallon buckets. Today was the third day and my total is 17 gals so far. That’s okay it’s first flow.

20180227_205359 - Copy

That’s 17 gals of sap boiled down to about two gals. Considering first run is more dense, maybe 3 pints of syrup.  just getting started.

About mobiuswolf

Aspiring writer of Zombie fiction.
This entry was posted in homesteading, Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s