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How to Make Maple Syrup!

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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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Additional Articles in this Series on Maple Syrup Making!

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Top 5 Tips for Boiling Maple Syrup Outdoors (Rebroadcast) How to Make Maple Syrup!

In this episode of the “How to Make Maple Syrup Podcast,” I go through my top 5 tips for boiling Maple Syrup outdoors.  While the concept of boiling maple sap is pretty straightforward, there are a number of tips and tricks that I’ve picked up over the years that can just make everything go a little smoother!  I really hope that one or more of these tips can provide benefit for you as you boil your Maple Syrup this year!  I may earn commissions for purchases made through the links in these show notes. Links such as these help podcasters like me to fund the free content we provide in our podcasts.  This is the Propane Boiler I use as a Maple Syrup Evaporator:  ⁠⁠ Stainless Steel Boiling Pot 50qt:  ⁠⁠ Skimming Spoon:  ⁠⁠ Here’s a link to my YouTube Video on How to Make Maple Syrup in 4 Minutes:  ⁠⁠ Send me an email at:  Links to Free resources and ebooks on making Maple Syrup: ⁠ ⁠ I’d love to hear from you, leave me a voicemail! (Remember to answer the “Guess the Song Quiz!”)  ⁠⁠ Leave a review for this podcast, it helps get the word out! ⁠⁠ Thanks for Listening to the:  How to Make Maple Syrup Podcast Episode 018  Podcast Host: Richard Tomlinsen As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. — Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
  1. Top 5 Tips for Boiling Maple Syrup Outdoors (Rebroadcast)
  2. Top 5 Tips and Tricks for Tapping Maple Trees (Rebroadcast)
  3. Is it True that Maple Leaves are Poisonous? (Rebroadcast)
  4. Is Maple Syrup Good for You? (Rebroadcast)
  5. When Can I Start Tapping My Maple Trees? (Rebroadcast)

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Boiling Maple Sap to Make Maple Syrup

Happy Boiling!