Sat

25

Feb

2017

Saturday Sap Update

8:55 am

 

Happy spring!  Sap trickled all night. Depending upon what happens today with sap, Scott will either boil tonight or tomorrow.

 

We've got just barely enough for a "priming boil".

 

What's a priming boil? It's when we put around 150 gallons of sap into the evaporator, light the fire and boil for about 4 to 5 hours.  At that point, the evaporator is ready for the season and we'll start making maple syrup.

 

Sugar season's here at last!

Here we go!
Here we go!

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Comments: 1
  • #1

    Scott whitelaw (Saturday, 25 February 2017 09:15)

    Just to be clear, the priming boil requires around 1000 gallons of sap (4-5 hours of boiling at approx. 200 gallons per hour)

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