To make Granulated Maple Sugar we boil Maple Syrup to 50 degrees above the boiling point of water then remove it from the heat and pour it into our mixer. Watch as the Maple Syrup crystallizes and gives off significant amounts of steam. Stirring continues for about 4 minutes until all the moisture is removed and only Granulated Maple Sugar remains.
This video shows sap running from the spout in the tree through tubing that is connected to each tree we tap. This network of tubing delivers the sap to our sugar house where it is boiled in an evaporator until it becomes the Maple Syrup we all know and love! Trees are not harmed when tapped. They actually produce more sap than they need and we are really only taking a small percentage to make delicious Maple Syrup. We have a little more than 8 miles of tubing in our woods. There are no nails or hardware in the trees. In fact the tubing could be completely removed and you would never know it had been there.