Now We Cooking...

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Re: Now We Cooking...

Postby Russman » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:47 pm

Boom magic number has been hit. Blackwalnut syrup round one done.
40 gallons made 3 cups. YES 3 CUPS
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Re: Now We Cooking...

Postby k-villa » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:36 am

Huge amount to equal so little. Thats what I remember reading time and time again. Similar to my salsa making last year. Still an awesome sugar and oh so good and looks like a fun project.

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Hot cold temps sounds like making for a good start 60 and 70s in February.
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Re: Now We Cooking...

Postby Russman » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:07 pm

What a difference some research and building a better evaporator makes. Boiled like crazy this weekend. Started in ballpark of 150ish gallons of raw sap to finish with about 2.5 gallons of real good stuff.
Definitely hoping for more blackwalnut sap, only got 5 gallons in fridge and weather ain't looking to good for producing.
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Re: Now We Cooking...

Postby Russman » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:05 pm

Side by side blackwalnut and maple.
Blackwalnut is real good, great experiment, my kid likes it better than the maple. Honestly both are great will be tapping more walnuts for sure next year
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Postby k-villa » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:03 pm

Nicely done. And just like that the season is over? Looking forward to trying some. I'm purchasing more bees this year so hopefully I'll get some honey in the fall maybe will do a swap of the sweet golden stuff? Yours very much looks like honey and I'm sure very good.
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Postby k-villa » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:01 pm

Nicely done. And just like that the season is over? Looking forward to trying some. I'm purchasing more bees this year so hopefully I'll get some honey in the fall and my work for the sweet stuff. Yours very much looks like honey and I'm sure very good.
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