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04/10/2015 10:02:00 PM · #51
How is the sap running Susan? It is crazy here. The biggest run in a few years. Any different flavours yet?
04/11/2015 02:06:22 PM · #52
All sapped out now, Trace. Didn't collect more than last year cause the run's a lot shorter this year. Probably pulling spiles tomorrow. Still have around 100l to make into syrup.
04/11/2015 06:45:59 PM · #53

I keep reading about running SAP and keep thinking that you folks are talking about my working environment.

Ray
04/12/2015 12:45:14 AM · #54
Originally posted by RayEthier:

I keep reading about running SAP and keep thinking that you folks are talking about my working environment.

Ray


For the record, SAP is not pronounced "sap". Each letter is actually said individually. It's something that SAP has been pretty adamant about from my understanding.

Edit to add: *snort*

Message edited by author 2015-04-12 00:45:42.
04/12/2015 06:44:58 PM · #55
Well as tends to happen, my trees are making a liar of me, have given me another 20l since my last post!

Haven't really tried to detect flavours too much, Tracey. Just so damn busy boiling all this stuff down that the last thing I want to do after making a batch, is to try it! :-)
04/12/2015 11:01:00 PM · #56
Originally posted by snaffles:

Well as tends to happen, my trees are making a liar of me, have given me another 20l since my last post!

Haven't really tried to detect flavours too much, Tracey. Just so damn busy boiling all this stuff down that the last thing I want to do after making a batch, is to try it! :-)


You're supposed to try during batch making.
04/13/2015 08:12:14 AM · #57
Heh, I don't need to try it...I know it's good and I do get a taste as I wash out pots after making a btach. Besides as with tasting anything properly you want a nice clean palate and samples lined up ready to try.
04/13/2015 06:45:12 PM · #58
Originally posted by snaffles:

Well as tends to happen, my trees are making a liar of me, have given me another 20l since my last post!

Haven't really tried to detect flavours too much, Tracey. Just so damn busy boiling all this stuff down that the last thing I want to do after making a batch, is to try it! :-)


The trees have a knack of changing!!! You'll have to sit down and have tasting when the boiling and work is done! Our sugarbush closed today. It produced 120gallons or about 560L. I am trying to convince the powers that be to make a maple cheddar cheese! No luck yet!
04/14/2015 08:03:22 PM · #59
Hah, there's all kinds of maple goodie recipes on MapleTrader.com, Tracey. Also LCBO.com, go there and google maple drinks, stuff like mapletinis on there if you're so inclined (me, I just like The Midnight Boil favourite of whiskey and hot maple syrup...*hic*...;-D
There may well be a recipe for a maple-washed cheese, you never know. Hey what's that maple fizz recipe again?

Still boiling away cause trees still producing nice clear sap....and I think I've broken last year's record of 407l sap/19l syrup. Not sure yet. I haven't cooked a single damn thing in my kitchen for the last 2 weeks or so cause too busy with nearup and syrup! Argh!

Must. Pull. Spiles. Soon.
04/19/2015 07:42:29 PM · #60
Not that anyone here gives a sweet flying f***...I strongly suspect that I am considered long gone and forgotten by now, just another washup and someone else for everyone else here to kick to the curb.

But this year I collected record amount of 424l sap and made 21l syrup.

Oh did I mention, this is from only 6 trees?! And my best tree, though I pulled taps 4 days ago, is defying all the so-called rules and still producing beautifully clean, clear, sweet sap? Sadly, it isn't being collected and made into magic...I am sorely tempted to re-insert the taps and pails but am afraid of causing long-term harm if I do. So Super Sap Machine #6 is weeping.

If only I could find some kind of way to be involved with sugaring all year-round, I'd have it made.

Then I could sell all my camera gear and have a truly fulfilling way to waste the time I have left.
04/19/2015 08:08:24 PM · #61
Originally posted by snaffles:

If only I could find some kind of way to be involved with sugaring all year-round, I'd have it made.

You could spend the Fall and Winter in Hawaii or the Caribbean working with cane juice, or learn how to malt barley and work with a high-end boutique brewery ...

And whatever makes you think we don't care? What would you like from California in exchange for 1/4L (or maybe 1/2L if I can afford it and you can spare it) of the precious fluid?
04/20/2015 10:27:42 AM · #62
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by snaffles:

If only I could find some kind of way to be involved with sugaring all year-round, I'd have it made.

You could spend the Fall and Winter in Hawaii or the Caribbean working with cane juice, or learn how to malt barley and work with a high-end boutique brewery ...

And whatever makes you think we don't care? What would you like from California in exchange for 1/4L (or maybe 1/2L if I can afford it and you can spare it) of the precious fluid?


Hey Paul...sadly I have a house and business to take care of so just packing up and leaving for Caribbean not an option...microbreweries however are plentiful in Ontario.

As for nummies from California, well, what do you have that I don't? What regional nummies do you have? I have received home-baked goods, chocolates from See's, wines from Husch winery (careful though sending booze as hassles at border) and all manner of canned preserves. I can send you 500ml, I need to figure out how much from each batch to set aside for clients, family etc.
04/20/2015 02:52:21 PM · #63
Vermont's Largest Tree-Tapper Won't Sell Syrup

I'll try to get to the farmer's market and find some local olive oil ...
04/20/2015 06:33:41 PM · #64
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Vermont's Largest Tree-Tapper Won't Sell Syrup

I'll try to get to the farmer's market and find some local olive oil ...


Oh, yes, if Paul can find you some local olive oil, you both will be winners in the tasting department.
04/28/2015 04:08:10 PM · #65
Just fwiw, glad I don't live in PQ...

Maple syrup rebellion

Vive Quebec libre!

Message edited by author 2015-04-28 16:08:26.
04/28/2015 11:46:51 PM · #66
Originally posted by snaffles:

Just fwiw, glad I don't live in PQ...

Maple syrup rebellion

Vive Quebec libre!

WOW! Thank you for sharing that story Susan.
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