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Discussion in 'On the Road' started by KL7AJ, Mar 27, 2019.

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  1. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Roses are red
    Vi'lets are purple
    Sugar is sweet
    And so's Birch Syrple....sort of

    Well, we have all kinds of big birch trees on our property, and Callen Troy Christensen wondered if he could tap our trees to make birch syrup. So I said, why not? They aren't doing much else except standing there in a very birch-like manner. So be on the lookout for AlasKit Educational and Scientific Resources and Birch Syrup in the near future. Or far future. I don't know how long it takes for a birch tree to make syrup. I'm leaving that to the experts. Let the syrup bleed out and the cash flow in. [​IMG]:)
  2. N0TZU

    N0TZU Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    You could corner the market on aspirin up there with all that birch bark.:D
  3. W4KJG

    W4KJG Subscriber QRZ Page

    Great thread and post.

    My family made a lot of maple syrup into the late 1950s. Smaller amounts are still made on the family farms today by a few cousins.

    I do remember my family making a batch of birch syrup one season back in the 1950s. Most of the cooking/processing was done at our farm by my mother and all of her sister's-in-law. My mother never really forgave my dad and his six brothers for their birch syrup experiment.

    She said it ruined our copper evaporators, finishing, and back pans She said every thing tasted like it had been cooked in a galvanized pail.

    I guess I'm as crazy as I am today because I believe all of our copper-ware was sealed at the seams with lead solder.
  4. WN2C

    WN2C Ham Member QRZ Page

    Oh boy...Birch Beer!
    Good stuff
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  5. K7NSW

    K7NSW Subscriber QRZ Page

    Having read this article, am I automatically enrolled in the John Birch Society?
  6. N8AFT

    N8AFT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sap is what a tree bleeds.
    Sap is not syrup.
    Syrup is made by boiling tree sap.
  7. K7WFM

    K7WFM Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's all pipes and tubing in Vermont.

  8. K7ITL

    K7ITL Ham Member QRZ Page

    And then you use the dead birch tree to make yourself an outhouse and Voila! You are a member of the Birch John Society.
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  9. K8PG

    K8PG QRZ Lifetime Member #333 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    It makes good syrup.
    Boil it down 3 times.

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