Maple Syrup Question

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by heyeddah, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. heyeddah

    heyeddah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok Backyard tappers: What does it mean if the syrup crystalizes the next day? Cooked too much? Am I supposed to refrigerate it? We are boiling 20 gallons of sap every day between my sister and me. I had the most delicious brussel sprouts roasted in maple syrup and balsamic vinegar glaze last night. I got the idea from the member who said he eats his syrup on sauteed greens.
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  2. heyeddah

    heyeddah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are the syrup people?
     
  3. kycklingar!

    kycklingar! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, you probably overboiled if it has crystallized. Just add some water and reheat. That brief period when you have to take it off the boiler is tricky!!
     
  4. sugarbush

    sugarbush Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You did nothing wrong, just made maple sugar instead of maple syrup;) Ben Franklin believed that we could supply the entire country with sugar from maple trees.

    But yes you need to boil it less. Use a flat spatula and when you think it is getting close dip the spatula in and it will sheet off when done.

    You can also get a hydrometer for checking it as well.
     
  5. chickenchalupa

    chickenchalupa Out Of The Brooder

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    Those crystals can break teeth! Just add some water and boil some more.
     

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