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Sugarhouse (Maple syrup production) in Quebec, Canada

2011.04.06
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See more from our 2013 visit HERE
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On the weekend we visited a sugarhouse and had a chance to see how the maple syrup is produced.
Today there is more modern way to get the liquid (sap) out of the trees.
The producer that we visited is sticking to the old system that is less efficient, but produces better quality product.
To produce 1 gallon of syrup you need 40 gallons of sap (the water from the tree).
The bucket hanging on the tree is good for 2 gallons of sap.
It takes 8-10 hours to fill the bucket.
Best time for the sap is in the spring. Cold nights and warm days are ideal.
The season lasts about 4-8 weeks from March to May.
The old style syrup producers are using about 1000-2500 Maple trees.
Big producers have thousands more trees and very modern equipment.
There are many interesting recipes that are using Maple syrup.
21 Comments
ilikethat fantastic post, great shots, love the report
well done my friend
ilikethat · 2011-04-06: 23:13
beeacooker Very educational and interesting post! Love maple syrup!
beeacooker · 2011-04-06: 23:15
liveandletlive Fascinating set! What are the things in #2? Now I want some syrup.
liveandletlive · 2011-04-06: 23:29
IShuttertoThink Makes you understand the price of real grade maple syrup. I paid $32 for a jug of it. Reading this, it makes sense.
IShuttertoThink · 2011-04-06: 23:57
Keryl Wonderful set, Jan! That must have been a beautiful day for you.
Keryl · 2011-04-06: 23:59
mystic1 Wow thats so fascinating well done thanks for sharing your visit
mystic1 · 2011-04-07: 00:07
Annbramwell Fascinating set!
Annbramwell · 2011-04-07: 01:55
????? This is so cool! I adore maple syrup! Do you also have photos of how they make those little maple sugar leaf candies? I've never seen them kosher and wish I could find a recipe for them!
????? · 2011-04-07: 02:14
CopperCoinpd Awesome set and loved learning more about the process! Thanks for sharing it with us.
CopperCoinpd · 2011-04-07: 02:51
stormfish very educative... in the best meaning of the word! :-)
stormfish · 2011-04-07: 03:12
AndroidPhotography Great job! Very nice shots!
AndroidPhotography · 2011-04-07: 03:39
tomie very interesting vist! thanks to share!
tomie · 2011-04-07: 03:58
danrav What a great, and skillfully done post Jan! Your shots tell that sweet story really well. You would make a good instructor!!
danrav · 2011-04-07: 05:50
????? yes, this is very good documentation!!!! great set
????? · 2011-04-07: 09:31
Patricia132 Very informative and .....mmmmmmm maple syrup, to die for! Awesome post!
Patricia132 · 2011-04-07: 09:36
renatomartins Great report
renatomartins · 2011-04-07: 15:41
stabeez This is a great educational commentary on syrup production in the "old" way. Nicey done.
stabeez · 2011-04-07: 19:52
Eiram zbožňuju javorový sirup! nikdy jsem neviděla, jak se vyrábí...skvělá reportáž!
Eiram · 2011-04-08: 05:45
ArtBee Excellent photos of the maple syrup production done the old fashion way......Well done! I visited a sugar bush where the natives showed how they produced maple syrup in a very old fashioned way......a hollowed out log and heated rocks.....very interesting indeed. Thanks for sharing your venture into Quebec sugar production.
ArtBee · 2011-04-10: 08:22
Ryana Now this is so interesting and lovely to see!!
Ryana · 2011-04-13: 08:04
helys Wow
Really special thanks for this because it is my first lesson about the Maple syrup
Really educational post
Great report
Congrats
helys · 2011-05-11: 13:30
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