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How to Make Maple Syrup

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hours 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours
  • Yield: 16 oz 1x
  • Category: How-To
  • Method: Turkey Fryer + Stove Top


How to Make Maple Syrup – a step by step tutorial answering ALL of your homemade maple syrup questions! Such a fun family activity!


  • 5 gallons sap


  1. Add sap to turkey fryer. Cover and bring to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, remove cover and continue to simmer uncovered until the temperature reaches 218/219 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Pour reduced sap into a large saucepan and place on the stove top. Bring back to a simmer, but keep a very careful on eye on the temperature. Ensure it does not boil over.  Once the temperature reaches 220 remove from heat.
  4. If you want to confirm the correct sugar content you can use a hydrometer to test that it is under 61 bricks.
  5. Filter through cheesecloth or an Orlon filter.
  6. Store in sterilized mason jars.


  • Larger quantities: if you are dealing with more than 5 gallons of sap then simply do this in batches OR you can do your initial boil down in a syrup pan.

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