How's it made?
In early march we select trees that are at least 10 inches in diameter. We use a 5/16” bit and drill a 2 ½” hole into the sapwood of the tree at a 10% angle.
After cleaning out the hole we place a tree saver tap with a drop line attached in the hole and then place the drop line in a 5 gallon bucket/covered with a lid.
Every day during the sap season we collect the sap and bring it to the sugar shack where it is filtered and pumped into an 800 gallon stainless tank.
The tank allows the sap to flow into the evaporator where it is cooked down and made into maple syrup.
Once it is ready we draw the syrup off and filter and bottle the syrup.