Our Maple Syrup Process
Over 5,300 taps are used between all of the maple woodlands at Weiss Woods of Plum Creek. Depending upon Mother Nature’s mood for the spring season, we can collect anywhere from 65,000 to 80,000 gallons of sap which may result in 1,625 to 2,000 gallons of syrup. In other words, it takes about 40 gallons of maple sap to produce one gallon of pure maple syrup! Weiss Woods takes pride in delivering this 100% natural and pure maple syrup to customers throughout the area.
Trees are tapped using a spile. This is done when night temps are below freezing and daytime temps are warm for maximum sap collection.
Let It Flow
As the sap flows out of the tree, it flows through tubes via gravity flow and is collected in large holding tanks.
After the sap is collected from the tank, it needs to be boiled. Heat creates evaporation of water from the sap and concentrates it into pure maple syrup.
After boiling and filtering, it is time to seal the syrup into bottles. Pure maple syrup can last up to a year on a shelf or the frig. It can even be frozen indefinitely.