Finishing A Syrup Batch


This year I dispensed of the hydrometer and used the eyeball method called "sheeting" for testing the finished sap. This is in the early stage of sheeting as you can still see a few droplets coming off the sheet as it forms along the ladle. I began removing the syrup slowly at this point and came up with a good average of finished product. I got 8.5 gallons of syrup from 30 trees, quite a nice run as the trees were eager to relent their sap this year.

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