cluckmeister wrote:The wife and I went to New England for the fall foliage last October. I bought a gallon of Grade A Fancy from a producer in Brattleboro Vermont. The owner was a super nice older fellow and enlightened us on the making of maple syrup, how it takes 40 to 50 gallons of sap to make a gallon of syrup and in most case the tree needs to be 40 years old before tapping. The syrup I bought from him is best I've ever tasted and since I'm about to run out, Ill be giving him a call for another gallon.
I had a good friend that passed on about 30 years ago and I got him into this.
We tapped trees all over.
His first experience he boiled it down in the kitchen.
Received a phone call from his wife that was highly pizzed at me.
The steam caused the wallpaper in the kitchen to start peeling off the wall.
Then he got his gas bill.
He said you SOB that is the highest price syrup I ever had.