Boiling day

More mistakes made this year, due to scheduling & weather constraints we let ~100 gallons of sap freeze in the tanks. Because I filled them too much, a thaw actually pushed a lot of concentrated sap out the top… lessons learned…

The stuff dripping out the top of the tank tastes quite sweet, and it’s fertilizing the lawn.

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Fortunately we are also avoided a lot of mistakes we learned about last year. Boiling is much smoother a process now.

Helping?

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Totally safe, no problem

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The smell…

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Finishing on the stove

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Not captured in pictures, carrying 8 gallons of boiling liquid back home at night, on snow and ice, with a thrown back. Having a shed and proper snow handling equipment will make an amazing difference in the years to come.