Sam's Super Simple Set Up- pans only
Want to get set up to make maple syrup in your back yard, but don't want to spend an arm and a leg? Try this set up using 3 stainless steel pans. All you need is to buy are some cinder blocks, and your set up is complete!
For more information about making maple syrup using this method, read Sam’s chapter in Incredible Wild Edibles about making maple syrup.
Material: Stainless Steel Type 30
Once you have your bricks and pans in place, put sap into all three pans. As they evaporate, pour the liquid from the middle to front, back to middle, and fresh sap in the back and repeat until you are done cooking for the day OR syrup density is reached in the front pan. We recommend finishing the concentrated sap in the front pan at the end of each cooking. Typically, we have done this in the house. This will make your syrup lighter in color and helps to prevent overcooking. The evaporation time in this set up is similar to some of the small syrup evaporators on the market at up to 4 gallons an hour.... and for less then $60!
Price includes all 3 pans for your evaporation needs.