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Re: 2014 Maple Season
« Reply #45 on: April 22, 2014, 09:22:42 PM »

Boiled 100 gallons today. 49:1. Just over two gallons of delicious syrup.  Sap ran great yesterday, but poor today with the cold weather.
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Re: 2014 Maple Season
« Reply #46 on: April 22, 2014, 10:04:39 PM »

I boiled off my last 21 gallons of sap today. I got just over half a gallon of syrup. It was again the light amber color.  I got very little sap today, maybe 2 gallon out of 10 taps. Yesterday though, it ran very hard and my bags were almost flowing over on some of the trees.  I had a pretty good Maple season this year all things considered.  Finished my last batch just in time for Redwings hockey. Go Bruins (Flo)! 
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Re: 2014 Maple Season
« Reply #47 on: April 23, 2014, 09:28:51 PM »

daughter said it was running pretty good today.
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Re: 2014 Maple Season
« Reply #48 on: April 24, 2014, 11:48:09 AM »

At least this crap weather should keep the sap running...
 Boiled about 30 gallons Sunday got 1/2 gallon of syrup.  That puts it at 60:1.  I think it was less than 30 gallons as my assistants weren't paying attention.
 I did however finish it down to 35.5 baume on the hydrometer at boiling temp.  It made great thick syrup.  32.5 baume at boiling temp is standard but I think that store bought crap is too runny. 
My other 3 batches have been 42:1-48:1 at 33-33.5 baume.

Does anyone know at what baume you loose it and burn?
I keep wanting to push it and get the thickest syrup possible but my girl keeps thinking were going to loose it.
35.5 baume sure looked like we may have been close.
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Re: 2014 Maple Season
« Reply #49 on: April 24, 2014, 10:36:45 PM »

Burning is too much heat, you can boil to the maple candy stage without any burning.  (Don't know if that's 'softball' or something else)  The problem with too thick syrup is the formation of a sugar crystal in the jar.  A hard sweet sugar that does not really taste like maple.  It represents a great loss of maple syrup to me.
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Re: 2014 Maple Season
« Reply #50 on: April 25, 2014, 08:08:26 PM »

Anyone have any pictures of the results or the process?
I've always thought the process was interesting.
Brett
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Re: 2014 Maple Season
« Reply #51 on: April 27, 2014, 10:51:06 AM »

we boiled about 150 gallons yesterday down to about 8 gallons. buddy will take it home and finnish on the turkey cooker
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Re: 2014 Maple Season
« Reply #52 on: June 05, 2014, 12:16:11 AM »

Anyone ever try finishing off a bird with some maple glaze on the grill? I'm hungry.  ;D
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Re: 2014 Maple Season
« Reply #53 on: June 05, 2014, 11:51:42 AM »

No on the bird, but I have brushed it on fish on the smoker as they start to get to the done stage.  Very good stuff!
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Re: 2014 Maple Season
« Reply #54 on: June 05, 2014, 09:19:25 PM »

No on the bird, but I have brushed it on fish on the smoker as they start to get to the done stage.  Very good stuff!

Ahhh.....don't let the secret out! Seriously do that with some cayenne pepper too..get the sweet and the burn. Awesome!
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Re: 2014 Maple Season
« Reply #55 on: June 06, 2014, 08:47:22 AM »

Captain Morgans and brown sugar.....reduce in a pan on Stove and glaze anything with it!!
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