Jump to content

Follow us on...
Home
Sign Up Now FAQ
Signup Now
In order to make a post or to start a new thread and or to interact with other
members of this board, you wil need to create an account first.
Photo
* * * * * 1 votes

Spring Means.....


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 CanadaPleco

CanadaPleco

    Admin/Owner

  • Administrators
  • 3030 posts
  • LocationMinden, ON

Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:10 PM

Well its officially spring now, and Im sure in many parts (at least maybe the GTA) you have spring flowers poking through the ground.  Well just a few hours north we still have at least a foot of snow, but the sap is starting to run!  Which means.... MAPLE SYRUP TIME!  WHOOOOOOO......

IMG_2834.JPG


  • Bwhiskered, jimmy chonga and Chouin like this

Rich

BreakthruDesigns.ca - Chainsaw Carvings by Rich
CanadaPleco.com - Our Plecos Suck Harder - Canadian Forums for Pleco Enthusiasts

emailsig.png

 


#2 Bwhiskered

Bwhiskered

    CP Donator

  • Members
  • 2009 posts

Posted 22 March 2017 - 11:34 AM

You can't beat the taste of Maple Syrup.


  • jimmy chonga likes this

#3 jimmy chonga

jimmy chonga

    Juvie Pleco

  • Members
  • 555 posts
  • LocationToronto

Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:43 PM

dad boil.jpg

 

my dad got his first boil done a couple days ago, almost 2 gallons finished product

 

im going up on monday hopefully the weather warms up again and the sun comes out and we can do another boil



#4 CanadaPleco

CanadaPleco

    Admin/Owner

  • Administrators
  • 3030 posts
  • LocationMinden, ON

Posted 22 March 2017 - 11:22 PM

Heck yes!    I only have a half dozen trees tapped, will do more with lines next year, so good!  Will have to make a boiler too.


  • jimmy chonga likes this

Rich

BreakthruDesigns.ca - Chainsaw Carvings by Rich
CanadaPleco.com - Our Plecos Suck Harder - Canadian Forums for Pleco Enthusiasts

emailsig.png

 


#5 cjerrom

cjerrom

    Juvie Pleco

  • Members
  • 510 posts
  • LocationCalgary, AB

Posted 23 March 2017 - 04:52 AM

I'll buy everything you make. In MB we do Birch trees and I can send you some of that black gold as well!
  • CanadaPleco and jimmy chonga like this

#6 jimmy chonga

jimmy chonga

    Juvie Pleco

  • Members
  • 555 posts
  • LocationToronto

Posted 24 March 2017 - 12:10 AM

I'll buy everything you make. In MB we do Birch trees and I can send you some
of that black gold as well!

 

I've heard of birch syrup, its less sweet than maple correct? also takes more sap to make syrup

 

wanted to try it this year but we dont have a big enough stand of birch trees for it



#7 cjerrom

cjerrom

    Juvie Pleco

  • Members
  • 510 posts
  • LocationCalgary, AB

Posted 24 March 2017 - 04:14 AM

I'll send you a few bottles when I get back - it is less sweet and a lot darker. Its the Guiness of syrup!


  • jimmy chonga likes this

#8 Dis

Dis

    Pleco Fry

  • Members
  • 376 posts

Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:40 PM

That looks like alot of fun

#9 Dis

Dis

    Pleco Fry

  • Members
  • 376 posts

Posted 26 March 2017 - 05:01 PM

Rich, do you transfer that to a smaller pot after the big one to continue to boil?

#10 jimmy chonga

jimmy chonga

    Juvie Pleco

  • Members
  • 555 posts
  • LocationToronto

Posted 26 March 2017 - 07:01 PM

going up on monday for the final boil



#11 CanadaPleco

CanadaPleco

    Admin/Owner

  • Administrators
  • 3030 posts
  • LocationMinden, ON

Posted 29 March 2017 - 12:52 AM

Rich, do you transfer that to a smaller pot after the big one to continue to boil?

 

 

Yes, once it gets to about 1" depth in that pot I transfer to a large to and put it on the stove so it doesn't burn.  Boiling over wood fire like I am isn't ideal, but it gets the job done.


  • jimmy chonga and Dis like this

Rich

BreakthruDesigns.ca - Chainsaw Carvings by Rich
CanadaPleco.com - Our Plecos Suck Harder - Canadian Forums for Pleco Enthusiasts

emailsig.png

 


#12 Bwhiskered

Bwhiskered

    CP Donator

  • Members
  • 2009 posts

Posted 29 March 2017 - 12:10 PM

The professionals pump the sap though an RO membrane to get rid of some water and cut boiling time. This time you are saving the waste water.


  • jimmy chonga likes this

#13 jimmy chonga

jimmy chonga

    Juvie Pleco

  • Members
  • 555 posts
  • LocationToronto

Posted 04 April 2017 - 08:28 PM

When I was up north I was reading old journals of the original settlers. they used to boil in sap in that same pit circa 1884. Pretty cool. Syrup was pretty dark this year but tastes great, filtered like three times and it came out really clean

 

 

maple boil 2017.jpg maple syrup round 3 2017.jpg



#14 CanadaPleco

CanadaPleco

    Admin/Owner

  • Administrators
  • 3030 posts
  • LocationMinden, ON

Posted 06 April 2017 - 10:07 PM

Mine isn't that dark at all, except for the last batch.  

 

I really need to get a better system setup for next year, open flame not so good, but does the job.  What did you filter through?


  • jimmy chonga likes this

Rich

BreakthruDesigns.ca - Chainsaw Carvings by Rich
CanadaPleco.com - Our Plecos Suck Harder - Canadian Forums for Pleco Enthusiasts

emailsig.png

 


#15 jimmy chonga

jimmy chonga

    Juvie Pleco

  • Members
  • 555 posts
  • LocationToronto

Posted 07 April 2017 - 05:28 PM

Mine isn't that dark at all, except for the last batch.  

 

I really need to get a better system setup for next year, open flame not so good, but does the job.  What did you filter through?

 

yea the open flame takes forever, but its a chance to fall some standing dead trees, a few dead elm and ash from pest/disease so we fell, split and used those. anytime we needed a strong boil used some good dry maple or oak

 

we filtered twice in the woods in paper/fibre filters, same we use in kitchens for cleaning fryer oil, and then through another paper one, and into a reusable/wasable cloth one into a chinois after the final boil. 






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users