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    Default input please....sap n school

    I am creating math word problems based on sugaring....so what is the average price of a gallon of syrup in Maine this year?
    I need to know this so that I can have them figure out
    how many pints in a gallon
    how much would it be per pint/cup/.

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    $60.00
    Brian
    Velvet Hollow Sugarworks
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    I agree - about $60 retail. Wholesale maybe $50. In bulk??? Maybe $35-40
    Steven Abbott
    Over 900 taps on vacuum
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    Is there something that dictates this price? Has anyone figured out the actual cost to make 1 gallon of syrup? I get asked the question quite frequently.

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    Sounds like fun! My son is a math teacher who also likes to keep lessons interesting. What grades do you work with? Don't forget about the rule of 86. That could be worked up into a bunch of problems re pints/qts/gallons of sap needed for syrup based on typical sap sugar content. Or how many pancakes you can cover with so much syrup if each pancake uses a set measure. That's actually a problem someone asked here last year in trying to figure out how much syrup was needed for a church pancake breakfast.
    “A sap-run is the sweet good-bye of winter. It is the fruit of the equal marriage of the sun and frost.”
    ~John Burroughs, "Signs and Seasons", 1886

    backyard mapler since 2006 using anything to get the job done from wood stove to camp stove to even crockpots.
    2012- moved up to a 2 pan block arch
    2013- plan to add another hotel pan and shoot for 5-6 gallons
    Thinking small is best for me so probably won't get any bigger.

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