57 ½ gallons (230 quarts) of finished maple syrup. Started the finishing pan by 9:30 AM. But 1:00 PM we had syrup and bottled 16 quarts giving us the final tally of 230 quarts of maple syrup for 2010.
Only clean up is left. The inside of the evaporator pans are done. We have to clean the bottom yet. That’s a much harder job because of all he burnt on soot from the burning wood. Oven cleaner, a stainless steal polishing pad and muscle power usually does the job. The storage tanks need to be washed out, floors washed, spouts washed and few other odds and ends to clean up.