2019 Maple Syrup Season Recap

The 2019 maple syrup season is officially over in the greater Pittsburgh area.  Overall it was a great year.  We enjoyed our new homemade evaporator and our new homemade RO.  

In 2019 we had 36 taps and produced a little over 6.25 gallons of syrup.  The majority of the syrup was golden, with a very small amount of amber (a couple of quarts) and only two small batches of dark (less than 24 ounces) at the very end.  Overall this is very good considering most of our trees are red maples and we had a pretty consistent 64:1 ratio for sap to syrup (collected just over 400 gallons of sap on the season).

Now its time for maple festivals! This year we will be entering syrup for all three grade A classifications, golden delicate, amber rich, dark robust.  
Sugar Tree Run - Golden, Amber, Dark
Check back after April 26th to see how our syrup did!

Be sure to check out your local maple festivals.  Here are some links to a couple of great ones!

The Geauga County Maple Festival in Chardon, Ohio

The Pennsylvania Maple Festival in Meyersdale, PA.

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