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Tag: Making Maple Syrup

Prime Time for Maple Tree Tapping

Ever wonder where maple syrup comes from? Our very own Kristin Mickelson shares some tips about maple tree tapping with NBC 15 in Madison as maple syruping season gets underway in Wisconsin.

How to Test Maple Syrup Density

Learn about the grading system of maple syrup and maple syrup density. You can enjoy perfect maple syrup all year round by tapping your trees and making your own syrup. Depending on when you collect sap, the maple syrup’s color and taste will vary. Learn about maple syrup grades and maple syrup density with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Grading System The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a maple syrup(…)

How to Make Homemade Maple Syrup

Follow the below instructions to make delicious homemade maple syrup! The Amount of Sap Needed The sap to syrup ratio is approximately 40 to 1. That means it takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup. For a more precise measurement, use a hydrometer to determine the exact sugar percentage in your sap and divide it by 86 to determine how many gallons of your sap you(…)

What Kinds of Maple Trees Can Be Tapped?

Look at the maple trees in your backyard. Have you ever asked yourself, “I wonder if I could use these to make maple syrup?” Good news, you probably can! To get started you will need at least one mature maple which is 12 inches in diameter or more. Make sure it’s a healthy tree free of disease or damage. Maple trees with a 12 to 20 inch diameter cannot be(…)

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