Build a Homemade Maple Syrup Evaporator | MOTHER EARTH NEWS
Build a homemade maple syrup evaporator using these step-by-step instructions to harvest your maple syrup on your homestead.
Syrup makers toil this winter - The Boston Globe
Across the region, record winter temperatures are wreaking havoc with maple tree systems, forcing syrup producers to tap trunks early in the hope of catching the best, most sugary sap before it disappears with spring. At least one producer in Massachusetts, Turtle Lane Maple Farm in North Andover, has decided not to tap its trees because the warm weather has so depleted the trees’ sugar, making the production of syrup too onerous and costly.
Sugar Shack - Page 3
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Bye-Bye Grade B: USDA Adopts International Maple Grading System
In 2014, the state of Vermont, the number one producer of maple syrup in the United States, began using a new maple syrup grading system developed by the
My homemade syrup evaporator. Worked well for something I whipped together in a few hours. A steel drum, scrap 18 guage sheet metal, and a few hardware store hinges all slapped together with a little Hobart mig welder. Used a scrap piece of stainless expanded metal and some angle iron for the grate inside. It accommodates a full size steam table tray. The back side (not shown) has a lower door, below grate to scoop out ash as you go.