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Maple Sap

Frids Apr 8, 2013 07:19 PM

Is there anyone locally selling it?

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    bytepusher RE: Frids Apr 8, 2013 08:50 PM

    Probably too late

    Vicki's Veggies at the Brickworks Market was selling some last saturday. They've made all the syrup they plan to so she was selling the surplus sap but she said her husband was going to pull the taps out of the trees that weekend so that was probably it.

    1. Frids RE: Frids Apr 9, 2013 03:41 AM

      Thanks for the tip. I've emailed them just in case.

      1. PoppiYYZ RE: Frids Apr 9, 2013 05:53 AM

        Planning on making a Maple Sap Beer ?!?!

        http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012...

        If yes, I'd like to apply as your brewing apprentice !! I have been trying to find a genuine Sap Beer for years.

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          Frids RE: PoppiYYZ Apr 9, 2013 06:43 AM

          Yup. I'll let you know if I get my hands on any.

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            PoppiYYZ RE: Frids Apr 9, 2013 06:49 AM

            Looks tricky to make. Here are a couple of interesting articles on the technique.
            http://vermonthomebrew.com/using-mapl...
            http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/maple...

            As far as getting sap, contact a few producers nearest you and buy directly from them. They may even give it away if it is late harvested sap. The Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association's (OMSPA) has a website listing producers by region.

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          Strongbad789 RE: Frids Apr 9, 2013 08:21 AM

          I have long thought that maple sap would make a refreshing drink...does anyone know if anyone sells it as such?

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            prima RE: Strongbad789 Apr 9, 2013 09:24 AM

            I would have thought maple sap doesn't have much flavour, considering it takes 40 litres of sap to produce 1 litre of syrup.

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              Strongbad789 RE: prima Apr 9, 2013 10:16 AM

              It doesn't have much flavour...it's basically much like water, with a hint of sweetness. I've only ever had it in relatively small quantities (a little paper cup's worth) when they give you a sample to drink at a sugar bush festival, but I've always liked it (now that may be because I don't really like sweet beverages (juice, pop, even stuff like coconut water), so I'm not sure how much of a mass appeal it would have).

              Hmmm it's funny...I'd searched for it before on Google and hadn't found much, but I just did a search and found this: http://www.maplesyrupworld.com/maple-.... Maybe I should just try ordering from them...

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            Tatai RE: Frids Apr 9, 2013 12:18 PM

            There was someone selling maple sap last Thursday at the Dufferin Grove Farmers' Market.

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