Syrup loot so far

A little more than 3 Gallons, maybe we don’t need that well after all.IMG_3719

We overboiled the second batch slightly so it tastes a bit like caramel.IMG_4045

The little evaporator that could

We fired our 2’x3′ Mason evaporator for our first boil ever. We boiled ~80 gallons in 12 hours. We’ve learned lots of lessons and will have to make several improvements to our current setup. It’s still very cool that we are now able to produce more than enough maple syrup to cover our family’s yearly consumption.FullSizeRender(2)

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The smell is great

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Boiling well into the night

IMG_3491We still need to finish the syrup on our cookstove, filter it, and can it.