Maple Syrup

Information on producing maple syrup, including collecting maple sap, using buckets or a tubing system with an artificial vacuum, and tips for beginners to the industry.

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Tubing System Installation
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Tubing System Installation

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

Upgrading your sap collection method with the installation of a tubing system. More
Loch's new evaporator purchased with assistance from REAP
USDA Rural Development's Rural Energy for America Program - Articles Articles
The USDA Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program may assist maple syrup producers in the purchase of new more energy efficient production equipment. More
Ground System
Tubing System Types - Articles Articles

Tubing System Types

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

Utilization of tubing decreases the labor involved in sap collection and may allow a producer to spend time more efficiently. This article outlines the proper way to install a tubing system. More
Maple Syrup: New Producers and Hobbyists
Maple Syrup: New Producers and Hobbyists - Articles Articles

Maple Syrup: New Producers and Hobbyists

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

A chance for first time sugarer to learn the basics. More
Maple Syrup: Beginning Commercial Production
Maple Syrup: Beginning Commercial Production - Articles Articles
If you have spent a year or two as a hobbyist and decide you like sugaring, this page will allow you to "scale up" you operation to small-scale commercial. More
Maple Syrup Terminology
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Maple Syrup Terminology

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

List of definitions of terms used in maple syrup production. More
Sugar maple sap is made into maple syrup in a sugarhouse.
From the Woods: Maple Syrup, A Taste of Nature - Articles Articles
This article explains how Pennsylvania's maple syrup makers create their product, from the seed of the maple to your table. More