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This is some sap from the maples in our backyard. You can tap any maple; it doesn't have to be a sugar maple. It's best to boil the sap outside, but I didn't have the necessary supplies for that, so I did it on the stove.
I strained the sap through a cloth and a strainer. The more you filter your sap, the more pure your syrup will be. I strained it again right before bottling the finished syrup.
This is the kind of strainer I used. It's pretty handy, and it fit on the side of the pot, so I was able to hold the sap bucket with both hands.
See the scum that has risen to the top? You need to skim that off every so often. I kept the sap boiling all day, and refilled it whenever it got low. Once I was out of sap, I let the stuff in the pot boil down until it was a nice, dark syrup. Then I let it cool, strained it once more, and bottled it. I used this type of bottle.
Quite a bit of debris/dirt/whatnot will rise to the top over time. This is what I skimmed out over the course of about 2 days. Pretty gross.
The final product after about 3 days of boiling, was a dark, delicious, sweet maple syrup. Yum!
Have you ever made maple syrup?
Spring is here! And it's beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend!
|Anchor Hocking Heritage Hill Glass Cookie/Candy Jar. I got one and love it! I'm using it for making kombucha.|