Monday, May 27, 2013

Snyder Heritage Farms - Maple Syrup 2013

Last April we visited Snyder Heritage Farms to see the Sugar Shack!

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Maple trees with vacuum tubes attached. No more bugs in the pails!

Lines (and sometimes children) run all through the maple grove

Sap collection tank. This is HUGE.

The vacuum pulling the sap in from the lines.
Kevin and his dad's boiler (aka wood fired high efficiency evaporator). The sap is boiled down and filtered after going through reverse osmosis to reduce the water content by about a third.
Adding wood to the super hot fire.  They use wood from their forest to cook the sap. No other fuel is used in the process. This is an efficient machine!

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