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Sugaring Season
« on: March 19, 2014, 01:21:11 PM »
Anybody out there cooking sap?

Seems like our trees are finally starting to run.  They puked out a gallon each overnight.  I finally have enough to start cooking it down.

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Re: Sugaring Season
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2014, 01:41:08 PM »
My dad usually runs a sugar shack depending on how the current stock of syrup.  You ever mix a tablespoon full of syrup with milk?  It's REALLY good.
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Re: Sugaring Season
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2014, 01:44:14 PM »
<--- Not a cow, so I rarely ever have milk.  Then it's just for dunking cookies.   ;D

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Re: Sugaring Season
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2014, 01:50:20 PM »
What does one typically use tree sap for in cooking other than syrup?

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Re: Sugaring Season
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014, 02:01:04 PM »
Cook it down to syrup.  Cook it further and you can make candy, sugar, butter/cream etc.

Some people are starting to sell the straight sap for drinking.

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Re: Sugaring Season
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2014, 03:18:29 PM »
All that wood there looks like a fire hazard.
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Re: Sugaring Season
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2014, 04:17:08 PM »
As long as the dog and I make it out.....burn baby burn.   :firedevil:

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Re: Sugaring Season
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2014, 04:52:10 PM »
Can you add some yeast and ferment the raw sap?

Seems like a good sugar source...

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Re: Sugaring Season
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2014, 05:01:46 PM »
I doubt it.  Sap is 1-2% sugar.  The yeast would starve.


Although, perhaps you could add it to the finished syrup.  Similar to making mead from honey.  :augie:

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Re: Sugaring Season
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2014, 05:58:50 PM »
As long as the dog and I make it out.....burn baby burn.   :firedevil:

Quoted to save for your insurance company (and wife since she's noticeably absent in your reply) to find later.   ;D
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Re: Sugaring Season
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2014, 06:46:12 PM »
You can boil it down to strengthen it, but usually you need to add honey or something to make it more "mead" like.  It would be an interesting distillation though.  Hmmm...
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Re: Sugaring Season
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2014, 06:51:16 PM »
You can boil it down to strengthen it, but usually you need to add honey or something to make it more "mead" like.  It would be an interesting distillation though.  Hmmm...


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