Maple Fun Facts

How much sap is used to make a gallon of maple syrup

The sugar content of the maple sap used to make maple syrup (also called Brix) determines how much sap is required to make a gallon of syrup.

At 2% sugar (Brix) 46 gallons of sap is evaporated to produce 1 gallon of maple syrup.

This formula can be used to determine how much sap is required for each gallon:
86/Brix = gallons of sap required to produce 1 gallon of syrup

One Comment

  1. Posted March 2, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    If rule of 86 is applied to 2% sap, 43 would be number of gallons to produce gallon of syrup. RIGHT??

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