Galvanised sap bucket Made to collect the sap from a maple tree. There is a hole near the rim to hang it from the tree where the tap is.
Above the hole is usually a metal roof to keep out weather etc. The sap buckets are put out in the winter, when the night temperature falls below freezing and rises above during the day. The buckets are then collected when full and taken to the Sugar House. The sap is heated and the water evaporates. Once the water and sugar mix nears 67 percent sugar and 33 percent water, the temperature will reach 219 F to form the maple syrup. Forty gallons of sugar maple sap will produce one gallon of syrup. Many individual families still do this in Vermont. While Vermont is by far the highest producing maple syrup state in the United States, 70 percent of the world’s maple syrup is made in Quebec.
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Product Code: 2022997
Styling: These buckets make great flower holders in florist shops. They can be used as a plant pot so long as drainage holes are drilled into the bottom and stood or hung in the garden. Useful for around the house, beautiful center pieces for wedding table floral arrangements; and can be painted any colour or a decorative ribbon added around the rim.