These videos have been done over the course of the last few seasons. Please understand we are not professionals, we are maple syrup producers with an inexpensive digital recorder. We hope they are instructional or at least comical.
In this video my brother explains a device he designed and built to send text messages from the woods to my cell phone with how much sap we are collecting each hour.
A brief demo on how to install tubing in the woods.
Here I cover the basics of tapping a maple tree.
The Force 5 evaporator in action
In this video you will see one of our vacuum stations. First you’ll see sap flowing from a mainline into a sap extractor. A sap extractor is used to apply vacuum to a system of tubing.
We use a sap ladder in one of our woods. When a sugarbush has an inverse slope (the holding tank is higher than the trees) vacuum can be used to lift the sap so that it can run down hill to the collection tank.
In a nutshell unfiltered maple syrup is pure maple syrup with all the minerals and nutrients that were present when the sap was collected from the tree. It tastes the same and looks the same but will have a cloudy rather than clear appearance. It is produced the same exact way as all pure maple syrup, the only difference is we do not filter out the deposits of minerals before the syrup is packaged.