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    I am bowing out! I wanted to quit today anyway. I boiled the sap and sweet I had, finished and canned. Ended up with one gallon and three quarts. It is only a tad darker than the stuff I posted two weeks ago. Only problem is it is metabolized. Didn't notice it when we were finishing. Once canned we noticed the flavor was off. Has a tinny taste and now the kitchen smells like popcorn. Too bad I didn't taste before we canned. This would have been the ideal batch to run up to 240 and water back down to syrup. Supposedly this will "burn" off the off flavors and make your syrup good. I would have liked to try it. Wouldn't give it away but it will do fine in our coffee. Even had time to acid wash the pan and wife washed buckets!

    Jim, I might stop in some late afternoon. It would be great to catch up on things. Good luck!
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    Gary,
    I was afraid of off flavors as late as it is!
    Regards,
    Chris
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    Gary,
    That would be great. I’ll PM you my cell. Call first to make sure I’m here.
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    Had a good visit with 3% solution (Dave) This morning we solved all the maple concerns between NH and PA!
    He has had a record year for production in NH!
    Thanks Dave for the help building the Steamaway years ago!
    Regards,
    Chris
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    12" SIRO Filter Press.
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    Soaking the pans with water and vinegar solution. Steamaway moved off to the side. And a little fire. May go rinse some tubing today.



    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    600 roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU, AOF and AUF
    12" SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

    www.mapleandhoney.com

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    I just couldn't stand it and had to try it! The off flavor syrup I made I had to try correcting. I opened all the mason jars and boiled the 1.75 gallons to 242 degrees. I then took it off the heat and added boiling water to it. It took about 1/2 gallon to get me back to syrup. Lots of sugar sand! I filtered and canned again. It definitely made for darker syrup. I'm sure it still makes amber. There might still be a hint of off flavor but it has a great maple flavor. My wife is happy I took the time to try this. Thanks to UV Proctor Maple Research for this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary R View Post
    I just couldn't stand it and had to try it! The off flavor syrup I made I had to try correcting. I opened all the mason jars and boiled the 1.75 gallons to 242 degrees. I then took it off the heat and added boiling water to it. It took about 1/2 gallon to get me back to syrup. Lots of sugar sand! I filtered and canned again. It definitely made for darker syrup. I'm sure it still makes amber. There might still be a hint of off flavor but it has a great maple flavor. My wife is happy I took the time to try this. Thanks to UV Proctor Maple Research for this!
    Gary nice work saving that hard earned syrup!
    I rinsed tubing systems the last two days.
    Also leveled the evaporator as the right side was about 3/8 inch high.
    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    600 roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU, AOF and AUF
    12" SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

    www.mapleandhoney.com

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