You Know Your Maple Syrup’s Thick When…

by Tig Tillinghast

We’ve made some pretty thick batches of maple syrup. This is probably the largest sugar crystal-to-maple-syrup-volume ratio I’ve seen in one of our bottles. This is a 500 ml bottle, with a rock sugar crystal at the bottom that might be more than 5 percent of the original volume of the maple syrup. It was from the 2007 vintage and sat in a cool dark closet for a couple years.

More typically, we see some very small crystals form in the bottom.