how to reduce smoky flavor when boiling sap over an open fire to make maple syrup

6 simple tips to avoid smoky flavor in maple syrup boiled over an open fire

Smoky flavor can sneak¬†into maple¬†syrup boiled over an open fire because the smoke and debris from the fire pass over the sap as it boils. ¬†Even if you enjoy this smokiness, it is actually considered a flaw in syrup and could even be somewhat bad for your health, depending on what you burn with. ¬†There is no smoke flavor in syrup made in a standard evaporator¬†setup because the fire is isolated from the sap and smoke flows out a chimney. But hey, we don’t have a sugarhouse and certainly no chimney for our evaporator setup¬†and yet¬†our syrup is smoke-free!
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