Papa Zehr spent the week in the woods fixing and setting up tubing.
Wait, tubing?!! I thought maple sap was collected in buckets.
Maple syrup was traditionally collected in sap buckets. Each bucket would need to be taken off of the tree and poured into a collection tank at least once a day. Imagine having 2500 buckets that needed to be collected everyday. That's a lot of hard, cold, back breaking work. Instead, Maple Producers started working smarter rather than harder.
Tubing takes the sap directly from the tree to the collection tank using either a vacuum pump or gravity. No longer does it take 3 people collection sap all day. Now 1 person can do it.
So, this week Papa Zehr was making sure all of the tubing was set to the proper slope (the ideal slope is 2-4%).
Stay tuned for updates on our new bottle designs