A big part of making your own maple syrup is taking the time to boil down the sap. This Youtube video shows you how to make a homemade maple syrup evaporator - a large unit to cook the syrup.
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Maple Syrup Evaporator
Evaporator adjusted so that pans are completely surrounded by blocks, keeping smoke away from sap. Evaporator even doubles as a wienie roaster.
Homemade Maple Syrup Evaporator
Collecting maple tree sap for making maple syrup. Sap can only be collected in the early spring.
How to Make Maple Syrup II: Boiling, filtering, canning, color, and flavor - One Acre Farm Maple sap evaporator made of concrete blocks, buffet pans, and HVAC duct pipe
Build a homemade maple syrup evaporator using these step-by-step instructions to harvest your maple syrup on your homestead.
https://stoutgrovewv.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/making-your-sap-into-syrup-and-building-your-own-evaporator/ Evaporator! A picture is better than any description I can write.
Tubing Connector for tapping sugar maples. Learn how to tap sugar maples here: http://www.gardenfork.tv/how-to-tap-maple-trees-for-maple-syrup-gf-video