The last of the maple sap was boiled down Saturday. My brother made an evaporator many years ago in shop class. It is wood fired. I went out to his place on Saturday afternoon and started the process of boiling down 100 gallons of sap. The container held about 60 gallons at a time so we had to boil down about 50 gallon before all of the product had been dumped into the holding/boiling container. It took about 8 hours to boil the material down to 9 gallons which would be finished on Sunday. I ended up giving him a few gallons of the product for him to finish since he provided me with the taps and the boiling equipment. I brought the remaining 6 gallons back to Glen Echo. I boiled down the remaining material to about 2 gallons and then Chef Rob and staff finished it off to about 1 1/2 gallons or so. We ended up with about 4.5 gallons of finished product this season. Its my understanding that the Chef had a Pork Medallion special which had Glen Echo's homemade Maple Syrup as part of t glaze/sauce Saturday night.
Water coolers, large white cooler and buckets full of sap waiting to be boiled.