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  • Oscar Wilde
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    The Amish folks I "visit" have tapped their trees and make their own syrup. I was told the sap is low yield this year due to the warmer weather. They sell for about $40.00 a gallon .... ya gotta wonder what's in those Mrs. Butterworth bottles.

    O.W.

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  • TacSKS
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    Not too many maple trees around here, but that's really cool. Would love to see some pics.

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  • Omegaman
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    Maple syrup.

    Does any one else tap their own maple trees and make their own maple syrup. I have 12 trees tapped so far and I am getting about 7 gallons of sap per day so far. You really don't need any special gear other then the spills or taps. On my land I use both traditional metal buckets or milk jugs for collection. For boiling down you just need a fire and a big pot, I use stainless steel trays. The only down side is here in Maine it takes about 42 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of syrup. I think this would be a great skill for trade and my wife cans it so it has a longer shelf life. I will add pictures later of my little set up.
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