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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.

Kathy, Remo, and Greg


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