Products for the Syrup.

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Food Grade Tubing.

Food grade tubing is safe for handling sap, and if cleaned properly can be used year-to-year. 5/16 ID is typically the most versatile for spiles, but be sure to double check measurements.

Jelly Mason Jar (pk 12).

We use pint and jelly jars to can our syrup, we already have a ton on hand, so it beats having yet another type of package. They can be used for storing food, beverages, or dry goods.

5gal Bucket Lids.

Protect your sap from bugs, bark, animals, etc… with lids! Nothing fancy, but enough to seal them from getting tampered with or knocked over.

Used for brewing beer, reducing sap to syrup, and making large soups or chili. Another great use is water bath canning.

5/16 Drill Bit.

Used to tap trees – drill 2″ or so into the tree. Also used to drill holes into the bucket.

DeWalt Drill.

Drill + battery + charger + bag. Done. Throw all of your tapping supplies into the bag and go! If you don’t have a drill, this one will be a great choice, at a decent price.

Spiles.

These spiles fit the 5/16 ID tubing, and the stainless material can be cleaned and used year-after-year. The knotch in the spile allows for buckets to be hung, if desired.

EVOO & Vinegar Lids.

Yes, these are for EVOO and Vinegar, but they also work great for dispensing syrup.

Mason Jar Rings.

Sometimes rings get rusted, warped, or just plain worn. Replace your used rings!

Flour Towels.

The most versatile towel EVERRRR. We use these for straining yogurt, cheese, syrup, jelly, kombucha, etc… Plus when they are embroidered they are cute to hang on appliances or as gifts!

Metal Mixing Bowls.

Metal mixing bowls last longer than plastic – and they can be used as a makeshift double-boiler – this is how I finish Birch Syrup without burning it.

Pint Mason Jar (pk 12).

We use pint and jelly jars to can our syrup, we already have a ton on hand, so it beats having yet another type of package. They can be used for storing food, beverages, or dry goods.

Food Grade 5gal Bucket.

5gal buckets are used to collect and store sap. They have MANY other uses on the homestead – I don’t believe you can have enough.

Canning Lids.

You should not re-use lids once they have been sealed, they may ‘reseal’ but they will not keep. Always begin with a new lid.

Metal Basin.

Prop this bad boy up on some cinder blocks and you have yourself a sap boiler.

Hammer.

Nothing fancy – just something to get the spile into the tree, and then remove it when the season is done.