Making Syrup

When it is time to boil the sap…

  1. The sap is pumped from the holding tank into the sugar house using a stainless steel pump
  2. The sap first goes back through two Ultra-violet sterilization units
  3. Then the sap goes through a 10 micron filtration cartridge
  4. The sap is emptied into a 125 gallon poly tank in the attic of the sugar house
  5. The sap is then gravity fed from the holding tank in the attic to the evaporator.  The sap flow is controlled first by a manual ball valve to temper flow, and then by a float valve in the evaporator to keep a standard level of sap in the back pan (the “sap pan”).
  6. The sap enters