Solar Maple Syrup?

Making maple syrup is a great activity for those of us lucky enough in the north, but it's also very energy intensive.  A wood fire is not the worst of the energy choices to reduce the sap, but there must be someone out there with the creativity to come up with a DYI solar evaporator.

any  ideas?

Kiteman7 years ago
Use hundreds of old CDs to make a parabolic reflector?
lemonie7 years ago
Tough. If you had an oil-filled and big collector you might do it. Have you looked at solar heaters around here?