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How to Make Maple Syrup – The Easy Way!

Maple Syrup Making

Hello!

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!

I hope you find this resource page helpful in your maple syrup journey! Click on the link below for a Making-Maple-Syrup-Quick-Guide “Cheat Sheet” to make harvesting and boiling maple syrup easy!

Below the Quick Guide are articles walking through the details of each step in the process, check them out!

Easy Quick-Start Guide for how to make 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 articles below for more details!

From the blog

Check out the Podcast!

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How to Make Your Own Maple Syrup for Less than One Dollar How to Make Maple Syrup!

“What if I invest in a bunch of equipment, and then decide I don’t actually like making Maple Syrup?” In this podcast episode, I give you a super simple (and inexpensive) way to try out making Maple Syrup with almost no investment whatsoever! You will still need access to a Maple Tree (any type is fine) round-about mid-March, as well as a few simple supplies (you probably have them lying around the house…), and then you can try out “Maple-Sugaring” to see if you actually enjoy it! We’ll also talk about how much it actually costs to make your own maple syrup (once you decide to take the plunge). We’ll go through startup costs as well as recurring costs. Download the FREE – How to Make Maple Syrup Quick-Start Guide found here: https://practicalmechanic.com/maplesyrup For more information on the details of what was discussed and links to the equipment I use for boiling Maple Syrup, view the blog posts on these topics: 1. How to Tap Maple Trees for Maple Syrup 2. How to Boil Sap for Maple Syrup 3. How to Perfect the Finishing Boil Ep006 – How to Make Maple Syrup Podcast – How to Make Maple Syrup for Less than One Dollar!
  1. How to Make Your Own Maple Syrup for Less than One Dollar
  2. How to Perfect the Finishing Boil for Maple Syrup
  3. How to Boil Sap for Maple Syrup
  4. How to Tap Maple Trees for Maple Syrup
  5. Identifying Maple Trees, Sugar Content, and Taste

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Boiling Maple Sap to Make Maple Syrup

Happy Boiling!