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How to Make Maple Syrup!

Filtered maple syrup

Crystal Clear Maple Syrup!

Hi, I’m Richard Tomlinsen! One of my passions is harvesting and making Delicious Maple Syrup!

Making Maple Syrup is a great family activity to engage in as soon as Winter starts to come to an end and Spring begins to emerge! 

It’s not complicated and is loads of fun!

Listen to the Making Maple Syrup Song: Hard Maplin’

Hard Maplin’ (Making Maple Syrup Song) by Richard Tomlinsen

Where to Start?

Check out my free Making-Maple-Syrup-Quick-Guide-PDF “Cheat Sheet” to make harvesting and boiling maple syrup easy!

Maple Syrup Making Cheat Sheet from!
Easy Quick-Start Guide for how to make Delicious Maple Syrup!

What Equipment do I Need?

Check out the Maple Syrup Resources Page for a list of free eBooks and other resources related to making Delicious Maple Syrup!

Making Maple Syrup is Fun and Easy!

These are the 5 steps in Making Maple Syrup:

  1. Identify a Maple Tree and start tapping when the temperature is above freezing during the day, and below freezing at night
  2. Drill a small hole in the tree and tap in a spile; the tree will start dripping sap immediately!
  3. Once you have collected enough sap, boil 5-gallons at a time over a wood fire or propane burner
  4. Stop boiling when the sap reaches 219°F.
  5. Bottle the delicious Maple Syrup while still hot and seal with canning lids or caps!

Click the Pictures below for Detailed Articles on each step (Just getting started? Start from left to right!):

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Top 5 Lesser-Known Mistakes When Making Maple Syrup (Rebroadcast) How to Make Maple Syrup!

In this episode I go over 5 lesser known, yet still somewhat common mistakes people tend to make when making homemade maple syrup. We start with several mistakes related to boiling the sap into syrup and how that can be messed up! We then cover the final filtering stages when everything happens so fast! Don’t miss this episode to improve your Maple Syrup making operation! Below are links to equipment that I use and recommend for making Maple Syrup: Propane Stove: ⁠⁠ Maple Syrup Refractometer: ⁠⁠ Dial Thermometer: ⁠⁠ Digital Candy Thermometer: ⁠⁠ Non-woven mesh Filters: ⁠⁠ Synthetic Maple Syrup Filter: ⁠⁠ Filter Holder Wire: ⁠⁠ Maple Syrup Canning Bottles: ⁠⁠ For more details on these topics, visit the website: ⁠⁠ Download a free eBook as well as other resources from around the web at: ⁠⁠ Here’s a link to my YouTube Video on How to Make Maple Syrup in 4 Minutes: ⁠⁠ Send me an email at: ⁠⁠ I’d love to hear from you, leave me a voicemail! ⁠⁠ Leave a review for this podcast, it helps get the word out! ⁠⁠ Thanks for Listening to the: How to Make Maple Syrup Podcast Podcast Host: Richard Tomlinsen Episode 022 As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. — Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
  1. Top 5 Lesser-Known Mistakes When Making Maple Syrup (Rebroadcast)
  2. What are the Top 5 Most Common Mistakes When Making Maple Syrup? (Rebroadcast)
  3. Hard Maplin' – Behind the Music (Rebroadcast)
  4. Finishing Boil for Maple Syrup – Top 5 Tips (Rebroadcast)
  5. Top 5 Tips for Boiling Maple Syrup Outdoors (Rebroadcast)

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Boiling Maple Sap to Make Maple Syrup

Happy Boiling!