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  • RandyO10 commented on mdheath's instructable How to Make Maple Syrup2 years ago
    How to Make Maple Syrup

    Great Instructable. I think I can add two good points... first, temperature is an OK way to measure when it is done, but the better way is to use a hydrometer for measuring specific gravity. The reason you have sugar in the syrup is from cooking just a little too long. At the end of the boil you will want to slow it way down to give yourself time to react, or you get maple sugar instead of syrup. You can get these on line. https://smile.amazon.com/MAPLE-SYRUP-HYDROMETER-TR...second, when boiling in the flat pan you may find that it foams up and wants to make a mess... My grandfather used to toss in a tiny spec of butter (or more likely it was margarine) and that would break the surface tension of the bubbles and it would all settle down. Good times in my youth.I just need a mapl...

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    Great Instructable. I think I can add two good points... first, temperature is an OK way to measure when it is done, but the better way is to use a hydrometer for measuring specific gravity. The reason you have sugar in the syrup is from cooking just a little too long. At the end of the boil you will want to slow it way down to give yourself time to react, or you get maple sugar instead of syrup. You can get these on line. https://smile.amazon.com/MAPLE-SYRUP-HYDROMETER-TR...second, when boiling in the flat pan you may find that it foams up and wants to make a mess... My grandfather used to toss in a tiny spec of butter (or more likely it was margarine) and that would break the surface tension of the bubbles and it would all settle down. Good times in my youth.I just need a maple forest!

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