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Offline LDennis24

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Re: Tapped a couple of maple trees.
« Reply #75 on: March 02, 2021, 07:15:21 PM »
The temperature of the sap is around 212 when boiling, then as it starts to turn into syrup the temperature climbs (kinda fast). Then pull pot from heat when temperature hits 219. You can also tell when “it’s there” by the size and “look” of the bubbles. They tend to be uniform in size and they look “oily?” but it’s best to go by temperature.

Yes sugar is a delicate creature when you are cooking it. Have you guys ever tried making your own hard ball or rock candy or caramels. You have to hit a certain temp sometimes and then quickly pull the heat or drop it in cool water etc to have it turn out a certain way. Look up how to make candies!

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Re: Tapped a couple of maple trees.
« Reply #76 on: March 02, 2021, 07:16:37 PM »
I almost forgot, I realized the other day that the place my brother leases on Rock Lake has about 50 black walnuts in a grove around the house! I'm gonna be tackling that next year!

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Re: Tapped a couple of maple trees.
« Reply #77 on: March 02, 2021, 08:38:05 PM »
Have you tried to use a double boiler? 

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Re: Tapped a couple of maple trees.
« Reply #78 on: March 03, 2021, 07:29:37 PM »
You’re gonna get a lot of syrup! 👍

Not.....  :chuckle:

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Re: Tapped a couple of maple trees.
« Reply #79 on: March 04, 2021, 06:10:21 PM »
 If he gets 40 gallons of maple tree sap and his maple tree sap has the same sugar content as my maple tree sap they would produce about a 44 to 1 ratio which would yield around 110 ounces of Bigleaf maple syrup. That’s almost a gallon of syrup. That’s a lot in my kitchen. 😀 Enough for me and enough to give some to friends and family.

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Re: Tapped a couple of maple trees.
« Reply #80 on: March 04, 2021, 06:12:37 PM »
 By the way. How’d you do Bigshooter? Hope you got a bunch!

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Re: Tapped a couple of maple trees.
« Reply #81 on: March 04, 2021, 06:16:47 PM »
The temperature of the sap is around 212 when boiling, then as it starts to turn into syrup the temperature climbs (kinda fast). Then pull pot from heat when temperature hits 219. You can also tell when “it’s there” by the size and “look” of the bubbles. They tend to be uniform in size and they look “oily?” but it’s best to go by temperature.

Yes sugar is a delicate creature when you are cooking it. Have you guys ever tried making your own hard ball or rock candy or caramels. You have to hit a certain temp sometimes and then quickly pull the heat or drop it in cool water etc to have it turn out a certain way. Look up how to make candies!

I enjoy baking and making cookies and candy. Have made all of the above. Lots of work! Don’t do it much any more because I also like eating what I make...
This is a fun thread though! Keep us posted!

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Re: Tapped a couple of maple trees.
« Reply #82 on: March 04, 2021, 10:27:40 PM »
Well my dad can't add very well apparently.  When we thought we had 21 gallons we actually had 15.  So we end up with 21 total after all said and done.  It boiled down to 1.5 quarts if I had to guess.  We didn't weigh it.  I haven't ate a quart of maple syrup in the last 5 years combined so this should last awhile.
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Re: Tapped a couple of maple trees.
« Reply #83 on: March 05, 2021, 04:01:20 PM »
 Looking good Bigshooter!!

 


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