Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Last Boil of the Season

Tuesday was the last boil of the maple syrup season.
We boiled 55 gallons of sap and produced a little over a gallon.
Sap at the beginning of the season is sweet & clear and as the season progresses,
 it becomes less sweet and more watery.
Therefore, it takes more sap and a longer boil to produce a gallon of syrup.
The early syrup, Light Amber, is lighter, sweeter and has a more delicate maple taste.
The latest product, Dark Amber, is thicker, more robust and has a definite maple taste.
Both are delicious!

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