Mini-tapping sugar maples for sap-sugar testing
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station in [Broomall, Pa.?] .
Written in English


  • Sugar maple -- Tapping.

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Edition Notes

StatementWilliam J. Gabriel.
SeriesForest Service research note NE -- 305.
ContributionsNortheastern Forest Experiment Station (Radnor, Pa.)
The Physical Object
Pagination4 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15257288M

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Jones' Rule states that 86 divided by the sugar content will determine the number of gallons of sap required to make one gallon of syrup. When to use a Syrup Hydrometer: To determine the sugar content of boiled down sap (syrup) To determine if the liquid you are boiling down is finished. The proper density of Maple Syrup is 59% Brix or 32% Baume. A low sugar tree will generally be a low sugar tree every year. Conversly a high sugar tree will tend to be high from year to year. When managing a sugar bush and faced with a choice of which tree to thin out, I'll consider it's sugar content. There is an old maple in vermont that has consistently given sap with 10% sugar. Sugar maple (Acer saccharum) The sugar maple yields the highest volume and concentration of sap, making it a superior candidate for tapping. Its sugar content is approximately %. Black maple (Acer nigrum) Black maples produce as much sweet sap as sugar maples. The trees closely resemble sugar maples and can be distinguished by their leaves.   Today I am collecting more maple sap and storing it to make maple syrup and maple candy. Here are the links to all the videos for maple syrup making up .

In an age of microchips and software that are obsolete before you can install them, maple sugaring is a process that's stood the test of time. Fifty years after its original publication in , The Maple Sugar Book is as relevant as ever to the homestead or small-scale commercial by: 9. Eighty-six gallons of sap containing 1 percent sugar are re- quired to make 1 gallon of syrup. Sap with a sugar content of 2 percent requires 43 gallons, or just half as much, to make a gallon of standard syrup. A gallon of syrup can be made from only 22 gallons of sap con- taining 4 percent Size: 1MB.   Tree ID All native maples can be tapped for sap. Maples have opposite branch and bud patterns. Sugar Maple – sharp brown buds, brown or chocolate-colored twigs, bark is gray and with scalped furrows. Red Maple – round red buds, red twigs, early bud break. Bark is gray to brown, smooth on young trees and shaggy on older trees. Tapping Guidelines. In the US and Canada, the dissolved solids content of maple syrup must be more than 66% and less than 69%, using the Brix scale. The Brix scale is based on degrees, where 1 degree Brix is equal to 1% sugar. Since all of the dissolved solids in maple sap and syrup is from sugars, Brix is a convenient way to measure sugar content.