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Making Maple Syrup in New Jersey

Did you ever wonder if you could be making maple syrup in New Jersey? Then please read on!!

I was reading into the topic of maple sugaring and discovered that the season is late winter/early spring. In my search, I found I could amazon prime the maple syrup taps with same day delivery. That was it, I was sold! I was going to make some syrup. When I got home my delivery was there. I got a drill, some empty water jugs, and my daughter who was only 4 at the time.

Within seconds of drilling a hole in the tree you could visibly see the sap but the journey doesn’t stop there. You need approximately 40 gallons of sap to make a gallon of syrup. Don’t worry. You won’t need to collect that much to get a few breakfasts worth. 5-10 gallons should be more than enough to try the hobby.

Heres what to do:

Identify at least 3 maple trees

Purchase Maple Syrup Taps

Use a 3/8 drill bit to drill a 1.5″ deep hole

Insert the tap

Allow the sap to collect

Boil the Sap to 219 degrees Fahrenheit

Bottle the syrup

Use at your convenience

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