+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: My love letter to making maple syrup in Maine

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Durham
    Posts
    10

    Thumbs up My love letter to making maple syrup in Maine

    When your homebrewing hobby makes a baby in the Maine countryside. This is my love letter to a beloved time of year on the last day of the 2018 season- a 50 gallon run on Maine Maple Sunday. Made approximately 8 gallons of syrup over a month with 28 taps.

    Last edited by RuralBrewer; 03-28-2018 at 03:19 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    northern illinois
    Posts
    60

    Default

    All I can say is fantastic. I have been done for just over a week and I already miss it.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    chester, ma
    Posts
    266

    Default

    Very nice!
    2016: First year. Homemade evaporator out of little woodburning stove with steam tray pans. 6 taps on buckets. 1.1 galls syrup
    2017: Same little homemade evaporator, but souped up. Still 2 steam tray pans. 15 taps on buckets. 4.5 galls syrup.
    2018: Same setup. Limited time (New baby!) Downsized to 12 taps and short season. 2.2 gallons syrup.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Caledon, Ontario
    Posts
    1,867

    Default

    What a wonderful tribute. I loved it watching it. It makes me glad that I'm just starting my sugaring season.

    Question....how did you do all of that and play the guitar so well at the same time?
    ~ Karen ~

    2012 - 10 taps, 1 turkey fryer - 169.5L sap 4.2 L syrup
    2013 - 23 taps, 2 turkey fryers - 748.5 L sap 17.56 L syrup

    2014 - 22 taps, 509 L sap 12.5 L syrup
    2015 - 28 taps, 1093.75 L sap 25.1 L syrup
    2016 - 25 taps, 1223.5 L sap 28.25 L syrup
    2017 - 21 taps, 518.5 L sap 12.7 L syrup
    2018 - 28 taps, 2 turkey fryers & Denali 3 burner propane stove - 798L sap 16.9 L syrup

    Sugar, Norway, Manitoba, Silver and Freeman Maples



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Durham
    Posts
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Run Forest Run! View Post
    Question....how did you do all of that and play the guitar so well at the same time?
    Hehe... I can't take all the credit, my neighbor can strum a tune or two.

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts