We tapped 8 trees this year.
We had some warm days and actually had enough sap to make some maple syrup.
I’m praying it warms up soon and we get a lot more sap!
Anyway, we cooked down what sap we did get during a the few warm days we had.
This is after I brought the sap into the house after cooking outside in the turkey fryer for some 18+ hours.
Getting bubbly here.
I had the candy thermometer in at this point.
To get maple syrup, the temperature has to be 219* F
This year we decided to strain the sap a little before it started thickening up.
Lots of minerals and stuff from the trees, as you can see.
Here it is after the straining and before the final boiling.
It’s such a neat thing to be able to do each year.
You just can’t be sure what the weather will be!