First Bottling of 2022
February 26, 2022
One indicator of reaching the syrup stage is the way it flows off a spoon like a sheet rather than a drip. I noticed this behavior when I poured off from the evaporator pans on Monday. A quick refractometer measurement showed 66 Brix, so I quickly brought things to a boil on the stove and filtered. It's been a while since mom and dad have visited and Remo took up his position as hot-capper, and we ended up with an expected two gallons.