thank you!Boxelders are an “acer”. Which is the family for all maples. I use way more boxelder than I do maple.
I like the early syrup made from boxelders better than maple it has a Carmel flavor.
It’s fairly cheap to get into. I use a barrel stove I made and schaffing dishes to evaporate in.
I am working on larger evaporator pans but they may not be done for this season. Procrastination occurred.
You can find taps online or Craigslist. I bought food grade buckets for a place that sells barrels.
I have 2- 275 gallon totes and 2-55 gallon barrels I hold sap in before I evaporate it.
i will look into barrel stoves. you must be at a fair operation size for that many gallons!
got a few box elders around here. (birch on my northern land) but awesome to know that you enjoy/like the syrup.
will hopefully get into it this year.