Update from Day 5!

by Mary 3/10/2021 10:22:00 AM

With unseasonably warm weather the last few days (a new high of 62° on 3/9), the maple trees are "waking up" and releasing the sap. We have 500 gallons of super concentrated sap (10 Brix - or % sugar) after the sap has gone through the Reverse Osmosis machine. Coming out of the tree, the sugar content in the sap is 1.8 - 2.2 % sugar. 

With the new Jones Rule of 88.2 for 66.9° Brix Syrup, this means it will only take 8.5 gallons to make 1 gallons of syrup.