[NAFEX] Maple sugaring at home
jfruth at tds.net
Sun Feb 1 11:59:56 EST 2009
Melissa Kacalanos asked, "Would a crock pot work for maple syrup?"
Some Native Americans used crockery for cooking before the White Man
introduced them to iron kettles. Typically though, a hollowed out log was
used for boiling sap. Rocks were heated in a fire which, after they were
thoroughly heated, were picked up, gurney style, with wet poles and dropped
into the sap. To make maple sugar, the finished syrup was placed into birch
bark bowls which were placed over the fire.
A neat "gee whiz" experiment is to fill a styrofoam cup with water.
Then burn it gently around its circumference and you may understand why the
birch bowls didn't burn.
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