A Peek Inside one of Québec’s Cabanes à Sucre
Boiling maple sap creates lots of steam, which leaves a sticky residue on everything it touches. It takes about 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup.
To make maple taffy (tire d’érable), maple sap is boiled past the point where it becomes maple syrup.
Checking the temperature of the syrup. To make maple taffy, it must be boiled until it reaches a temperature of about 234 °F (112 °C).
Different shades and grades of syrup. In Canada, there are 3 grades and several color classes: Canada Number 1, which is Extra Light, Light and Medium; Number 2 Amber; and lastly Number 3 Dark.
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