Trees for Sap & Syrup
A subject came up in another thread about the use of trees other than maple for sap/syrup production. I made my own birch syrup a few years ago. We have producers of birch sap in my area and they make other things with it as well. Candies, BBQ sauce, etc. Another local company, 52 North, is doing quite well selling a beverage, "Birch Water", made from the sap. Maples are not native in this area. At least not sugar maples. I have also heard of using Broad Leaf maple for syrup although I think the ratio to boil down is much higher than sugar maple. Cottonwood was suggested. Anyone have any thoughts on that? Or any good syrup making instructions or good syrup recipes?