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    The monkey bread dipped in hot syrup sounds sooooo yummy! I can just picture that sweet sticky mess.
    2004 - 2012 2x3 flat pan 25 to 60 taps
    2012 2x3 new divided pan w/draw off 55 taps
    2018 - didn't boil surgery - bought new evaporator
    2019 new SML 2x4 raised flue high output evap. 65 taps
    made 17 gal. syrup
    2020 - only put out 53 taps - made 16.25 ga.l syrup
    2021 - Didn't work out
    2022 - 25 taps on bags / 8 taps on 3/16's line - late start

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    That has been done for a long, long time. My father in law use to tell me about his grandfather cooking a piece of pork in the syrup while they made it.
    2004 - 2012 2x3 flat pan 25 to 60 taps
    2012 2x3 new divided pan w/draw off 55 taps
    2018 - didn't boil surgery - bought new evaporator
    2019 new SML 2x4 raised flue high output evap. 65 taps
    made 17 gal. syrup
    2020 - only put out 53 taps - made 16.25 ga.l syrup
    2021 - Didn't work out
    2022 - 25 taps on bags / 8 taps on 3/16's line - late start

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pdiamond View Post
    The monkey bread dipped in hot syrup sounds sooooo yummy! I can just picture that sweet sticky mess.
    It's easy to easy to serve and eat in the sugarhouse. We break into knots and provide a small paper plate. Pour syrup on it directly from the canner and eat with fingers.
    Ken & Sherry
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigschuss View Post
    Yep...hot dogs or brats boiled in the pan and buns warmed by the steam. All kinds of snacks with friends and family. Sugar on snow for dessert. And my favorite...50/50 shots of warm syrup from the pan with Fireball whiskey.
    Oh my bigschuss. THAT sounds wonderful
    2020 - 2 taps, 1/2 pint on a turkey fryer, About 3/4 pint syrup in two weeks - Proof of concept!
    2021 - 20 x 30 divided pan on a Mason arch, 34 taps and 8 gallons for family and friends to judge. Dad hooked as well.
    2022 - 8 x 14 sugarhouse and a steam bottler. 50 buckets! 9 Gallons syrup and 4 pounds of sugar
    2023 - 25 taps on 11 trees to focus more on the overall process this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Stack View Post
    Oh my bigschuss. THAT sounds wonderful
    Give it a try this spring Aaron! One of my favorite things about sugarin' season.

    Blair
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    I eat MRE's for lunch and the wife brings supper down to me.

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    Sorry to inject a downer on this nice thread, but while cooking food directly in the pan is a fine tradition, keep in mind that if you are SELLING your syrup, this is not an acceptable practice for a variety of reasons. Even eating in sap processing and syrup production areas is frowned upon.
    Dr. Tim Perkins
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    Iím with the Dr. Probably not a good idea cooking in your shack let alone your syrup pan if you going to be retailing your syrup to the public. If itís just for you then cook on I guess. My grandpa used to say that pouched eggs are amazing cooked in syrup. Iím sure he probably did it in his syrup pan lol. Coffee is the only thing I usually take to the shack with me. Maybe a few granola bars or whatever I steal from the kids lunch snacks.
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