We finished making our maple syrup for this year.  I made about 3 cups of syrup from 20 gallons of sap.  Our syrup is very light in color and flavor.  I make the syrup on the stove top which is not the most efficient way to make syrup.  Boiling takes about 5-6 hours.  The syrup also has to be filtered.  Instead of filtering the final product like the real sugar shacks do, I filter the syrup when it is still runny so that it filters quicker.  I use a coffee filter but it is recommended to use a cotton filter so that the end product is clear.  My  home-made syrup is a little cloudy but still tastes great.

Maple Syrup Video

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