It’s officially maple season! I had no idea our dog Caddis would be so talented with a camera. We strapped […]
We discovered a new to us method of filtering the niter or sugar sand out of your maple syrup. We had no idea this method of filtering maple syrup with egg whites even existed. We use a few different filtering methods for finishing our maple syrup including paper and felt filters.
Let’s have a quick look at how we filter and finish our maple syrup using our backyard file cabinet evaporator and a simple propane stove. Filtering the finished maple syrup after boiling is important.
To make maple sugar, the process is rather simple. You’ll need a sauce pan, a small amount of butter (acts as a defoamer), some maple syrup, a thermometer you can trust, a hand blender, spoon or whisk, a fine mesh strainer and a coffee grinder or blender.
It’s a long standing debate in the maple sugaring community. Should you toss out the frozen bits of maple sap in your sap buckets? Should you leave it in there and boil it down with the rest of your sap?
We were in need of something more than just a turkey fryer to get our sap turned into syrup. The turkey fryer does indeed work well for making backyard maple syrup, and it is what we use to finish our batches. Our syrup production has increased now
The maple syrup season has officially kicked off in Algoma, northern Ontario. This season is already shaping up to be one for the books. On March 10th, we tapped the first few ‘test’ trees on the property, close to the house to make daily sap inspections easy.