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  • From: "Jim Fruth" <>
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  • Subject: [NAFEX] Bitter syrup
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 08:29:13 -0600

Ernest Plutko wrote, "I have eaten syrup from box elder. Tasted good at first but a
bitterness became apparent."

My best guess is that the maker burned the syrup. There is too much work involved in making maple syrup so beginners try to salvage the rest unaware of the bitterness that permeates the whole batch. I have done that very thing..........once.

Jim Fruth
Brambleberry Farm
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
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  • [NAFEX] Bitter syrup, Jim Fruth, 01/30/2009

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