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Thread: Questions about boiling down maple sap

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    Default Questions about boiling down maple sap

    For the past few years I've been trying my hand at making my own Maple syrup from several Sugar Maple trees on my property. I've not really found a good way to do this. Inside on the stove defiantly does not work, unless you like mopping the ceiling. Using Propane works great, but costs a lot to refill the tanks constantly. I do have a good sized fire pit in y back yard I can use, but the problems with that is that I an't seem to keep the fire hot enough and the ash from the burning wood makes it way into the sap. I'd really like to use the fire pit, so any advise on how to fix my two problems would be appreciated.
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    Up here in the sugaring states, the fire is contained and chimney to the outside. Wood is about the only way to economically do it here

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    There's really no efficient way with the fire pit, all the heat loss, the mess etc. A stove to conduct and retain the heat is the best option. Maybe even a rocket stove.
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    Flock, if you could get your hands on an old wood burning stove...without paying a fortune for it...it might do pretty well. Just a thought.

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    I buy it at the Spring Farmer Markets... Low sugar diet

    In a pinch... Substitute Honey ... It never goes bad . Both great on pancakes, that Doc told me to avoid.


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