At Brookfield Maple Products, there’s nothing we’re more passionate about than quality maple products. And chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you’re in the same boat! That’s why in today’s blog, we’re going to teach you the basics of making your very own maple syrup, maple products, and provide you with helpful tips along the way. Keep reading to learn more and order quality maple products and Lapierre maple equipment at Brookfield Maple Products today!
Tip: Make Sure It’s the Right Time of Year
First thing’s first, make sure it’s the right time of year for where you live. In many places, the maple sap starts flowing at the beginning of spring. But, the right time of year can vary depending on where you live and the climate. In most cases, sap flows best when the days are above freezing temperatures and the nights are below freezing temperatures.
Tip: Choosing the Right Tree
Any maple tree more or less will get the job done. But, there are certain types of trees that will provide you with more sap and higher quality syrup. Sugar maples and black maples are going to be the best bang for your buck, so keep an eye out for those two types of maples for the greatest chances of success.
Tip: Arm Yourself With Lapierre Maple Equipment
Our final tip before we get down to the good stuff is this: Arm yourself with Lapierre maple equipment. Having the right tools makes any job easier, whether it be making maple syrup, fixing a car, or any other task! Lapierre provides the highest quality, easiest to use tools for making maple syrup you’ll find anywhere.
Tap the Tree
To get started in your maple-product-making adventure, simply tap the tree! There’s nothing complicated here, just make sure you tap it at a reasonable height to make it easily accessible and above where any snow or water could block it. Anywhere between two and four feet off the ground will work just fine.
Then, you’ll collect your sap with buckets. Keep in mind that you’ll need a lot of sap to create a modest amount of maple syrup. If you have chunks and debris, you can filter your sap through a filter, cloth, or other means of filtration.
Boil it Down
Once you’ve collected your sap, it’s time to boil it down! It’s best to do this on the same day that the sap is collected since it can spoil quickly. We recommend boiling it outside your home if possible in an effort to prevent your walls and ceiling from getting damp and sticky. Keep adding sap as it boils down to avoid burning the syrup.
Store and Enjoy!
Once you’ve boiled your sap down to pure, delicious maple syrup, that’s it! Bottle it up tight and enjoy the fruits of your labor at your leisure. Making your own maple syrup is a fun activity for the whole family. If you’re ready to try your hand at making your own maple syrup and other maple products, check out our Lapierre maple equipment at Brookfield Maple Products today!