Maple Syrup in the Making: Part 2
After visiting a traditional sugarbush during Maple in the County, we made our way to Hubbs Sugarbush and Sweetwater Cabin.
Although not as aesthetically pleasing as the trees with bucket taps, the modern method using plastic tubing is a much more effective means of collecting the 40 or so litres of sap produced by each tree. And if you have hundreds or even thousands of maple trees to tap, the modern tubing is indispensable.
An old log cabin on the property houses all the latest technology in maple syrup production. Once the sap has been collected, it is then passed through the stainless steal machinery where it is heated to boil off the excess water, turning 40 litres of sap into 1 litre of pure delicious maple syrup.