Huck Family Maple
As a kid growing up, watching my grandparents and others harvesting maple sap from the trees always sparked an interest in me how maple syrup was made. They would start tapping the maple trees by the end of January beginning of February. After tapping the trees, the sap would run into a bucket and every day you would go around and empty the buckets of sap.
Maple sap is a clear liquid containing nutrients from the soil and organic substances manufactured by the leaves. It tastes somewhat sweet, with a sugar content averaging 2 percent sugar, though the percent can run as high as 3 percent, varying from tree to tree, from sugar bush to sugar bush. On average it takes 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of pure maple syrup by boiling the water out through evaporation. This process could take many hours of tending a fire under a homemade flat pan. This process needs to be monitored very carefully not to ruin all your hard work making maple syrup.
With today’s technology and resources maple syrup can be made very efficiently and within a few hours verses days and still achieve the same sweet results.
Some of the products that Huck Family Maple makes from our maple syrup are Maple Sugar, Maple Candy, and Maple Cream. You don’t have to stop there with the traditional maple products. Maple Syrup can be used in many recipes where processed sugars are used.
Some of the products we make with our maple syrup our maple Grill N Sauce, Maple Sweet and Tangy Sauce, Maple Spicy Sauce, Maple Sweet Gold Sauce, Maple Flamen Gold Sauce, Maple Garlic Gold Sauce, Maple Smoke N Grill N Sauce, Maple Hot Smoke Sauce, Maple X-Hot Smoke Sauce. Maple Dill mustard, Maple Basil Mustard, Maple Horseradish Mustard, Maple Grill N Rub, Maple Garlic Rub, Maple Magic Rub, Maple Spicy Rub. We also make Maple Cashews, Maple Walnuts, Maple Almonds, Maple Pecans and Maple Peanuts.
Each spring around the third weekend of March, there is a Maple Tour weekend in Potter and Tioga County Pennsylvania. In this tour, you will be able to visit many different maple producers and see their maple syrup operation and taste many sweet treats.
If you would like to learn more about Huck Family Maple please visit our Facebook page at Huck Family Maple or feel free to give us a call at 1-814-326-4221. We can ship any of our products.