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.