Making Maple Syrup for Fun and Profit

There's a joyous sense of accomplishment in making maple syrup, a healthful, organic sweetener you can use in your own kitchen or sell to friends and neighbors.



making maple syrup
Whether in Michigan or Old Sturbridge Village, New England where this photo was taken, making maple syrup is a popular activity across in all northern latitudes.
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making maple syrup
A more primitive method of boiling maple sap.
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making maple syrup - sap bucket
A bucket for collecting sap. Note the lid to prevent debris from falling in.
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making maple syrup - sap spout
Sap spout and hook. The spout only needs to go in about 2 inches.
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making maple syrup - evaporation pan
An evaporation pan with interior baffles. Maple sap flows in at point "A" and follows a meandering course to point "E".
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making maple syrup - commercial evaporator
A commercial evaporator for boiling sap down to syrup.
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making maple syrup - homemade evaporator
A homemade evaporator.
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making maple syrup - filter bag
A felt strainer bag to remove sugar "sand."
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making maple syrup - assorted tools
Other assorted tools of the trade.
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