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Maple Syrup Resources

Boiling Maple Syrup

Boiling Maple Syrup

Here is a list of resources and links that I use for making Delicious Maple Syrup. I hope you find this helpful.

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Equipment for Making Maple Syrup

Below are links to the products and equipment I use and recommend for making Maple Syrup. Click the pictures for a link to purchasing information, current prices and more details.

Free Resources and eBooks

I’ve compiled this list of free resources related to making Maple Syrup available from around the web.

  • North American Maple Syrup Producers Manual (PDF)
    • 2nd Edition
    • Ohio State University and The North American Maple Syrup Council
    • 349 pages
    • Very detailed and comprehensive Guide covering the History of Maple Syrup in North America, Maple Tree Varieties, Production Methods, Marketing, Selling and Maple Syrup.

Free Podcast – How to Make Maple Syrup!

What is the Maillard Reaction? And How Can I Use it to Make Better Tasting Maple Syrup? How to Make Maple Syrup!

Have you ever wondered why Maple Syrup tastes so good? How about why Maple Syrup is golden brown?  In this episode of the How to Make Maple Syrup Podcast, we go in-depth into the chemistry of what reactions are occurring at the molecular level to give Maple Syrup its exquisite and unique taste! We start out talking about why no batch of Maple Syrup will ever taste exactly the same (and we're okay with that)! We then talk about what Maple Syrup and Self-Tanning lotion have in common. We wrap up by talking about steps you can take to affect the color of your own home-made Maple Syrup. Download a free printable PDF called “How to Make Maple Syrup Cheat Sheet” here: https://practicalmechanic.com/maplesyrup For links to the Maple syrup making equipment I use, visit: https://practicalmechanic.com/maplesyrupresources
  1. What is the Maillard Reaction? And How Can I Use it to Make Better Tasting Maple Syrup?
  2. Does Tapping Maple Trees Harm Them?
  3. How to Make Crystal Clear Maple Syrup
  4. The Million Dollar Maple Syrup Heist of 2021!
  5. What is the "Jones Rule of 86"? And how can you use it to make better Maple Syrup?