Does Maple Syrup Freeze?

Bed & Breakfast / Short Term Rental Host Forum

Help Support Bed & Breakfast / Short Term Rental Host Forum:

bbinnsitters

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 1, 2009
Messages
700
Reaction score
0
This question is asked quite often and the answer is no. During the boiling process most of the water is evaporated leaving thicker syrup with high sugar content. Maple syrup is 69- 70 % sugar. By putting your extra maple syrup in the freezer you can prolong its quality and flavor. When you need more syrup just place your container on the shelf for two to three hours and fill your everyday container-then return your larger jug to the freezer.
 

GeorgiaGirl

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 9, 2008
Messages
808
Reaction score
0
If you are going to store it for long periods of time you are best to store the syrup in glass jars and not the plastic since the plastic is porous.
We actually stayed at 1 inn in Virginia that served Aunt Jemima syrup.......after using the real stuff at home for several years and having it at all the Inn's we've stayed at I couldn't believe the fake stuff. I actually turned my nose up to it and didn't eat the pancakes!
(It was buffet style and no one was remotely close to see what anyone ate, so no one even knew I was trying to be a snob!).
 

JBloggs

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Oct 7, 2008
Messages
17,744
Reaction score
9
I never have extra syrup I buy it and use it and buy more. Many of our guests had never even had REAL maple syrup, I had to search high and low for specific SLOW pourers for it. I was serving out of the glass Maple Leaf bottle with label so they would see what it was, but it is much thinner than "Aunt Jemima" so it pours quickly. One person would use the whole bottle themselves. Not realizing how extra sweet it was on top of using too much! It is not always cost effective to use real maple syrup.
It is the inns prerogative to choose what sort of syrup they serve. Again, cook's choice, ie owner's choice. I like syrup warmed, many places have it right out of the fridge.
 

Don Draper

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 10, 2008
Messages
2,863
Reaction score
1
I guess I am the odd ball, I can't stand the taste of "real" maple syrup...it's way too sweet. I've only ever had it from the New England area, maybe the taste is better elsewhere.
 

wendydk

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 7, 2009
Messages
1,656
Reaction score
0
We provide real maple syrup as well as a "non-real" alternative, both clearly marked. The "non-real" gets used by guests far more often than real maple syrup. Go figure.
 

Don Draper

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 10, 2008
Messages
2,863
Reaction score
1
We provide real maple syrup as well as a "non-real" alternative, both clearly marked. The "non-real" gets used by guests far more often than real maple syrup. Go figure..
This maple syrup is unreal! Tee hee...
 

JBloggs

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Oct 7, 2008
Messages
17,744
Reaction score
9
We provide real maple syrup as well as a "non-real" alternative, both clearly marked. The "non-real" gets used by guests far more often than real maple syrup. Go figure..
Little Blue said:
We provide real maple syrup as well as a "non-real" alternative, both clearly marked. The "non-real" gets used by guests far more often than real maple syrup. Go figure.
Perhaps it is too sweet, I think it is, so only use a dash.
 

muirford

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Joined
May 22, 2008
Messages
2,496
Reaction score
14
I guess I am the odd ball, I can't stand the taste of "real" maple syrup...it's way too sweet. I've only ever had it from the New England area, maybe the taste is better elsewhere..
You should try the grade 'b' stuff; it's a little less refined and a little less sweet, in my opinion. It's darker in color but a lot of people prefer it to the grade 'a'.
 

JBloggs

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Oct 7, 2008
Messages
17,744
Reaction score
9
I guess I am the odd ball, I can't stand the taste of "real" maple syrup...it's way too sweet. I've only ever had it from the New England area, maybe the taste is better elsewhere..
You should try the grade 'b' stuff; it's a little less refined and a little less sweet, in my opinion. It's darker in color but a lot of people prefer it to the grade 'a'.
.
muirford said:
You should try the grade 'b' stuff; it's a little less refined and a little less sweet, in my opinion. It's darker in color but a lot of people prefer it to the grade 'a'.
I never think to look, I am sure it says right on the bottles when I buy them. Speaking of darker, and molasses...good segway, aye... Your author Robert Morgan wrote in the book I adore "This Rock" which is all about a family esp two brothers in rural Appalachia - in the North Carolina Hills and the family who, amongst other things, years ago, made molasses, like most families did.
The story details how dangerous it was to make molasses (from sorghum cane brought to these mountains from African slaves)[COLOR= rgb(0, 0, 0)]. I had NO IDEA! Barns were burned, lives lost in the process. It was an important and mostly the only sweetener for them besides honey.[/COLOR]
[COLOR= rgb(0, 0, 0)]Recently we went to a farm day where they were making it, I just walked past and didn't realize until later on that was what they were doing. It was such and interesting book![/COLOR]
Here is something:
"How to Make Molasses. In the mountains of Appalachia the art of making molasses is alive and well. Molasses, a thick, dark brown syrup made from sugar cane ..." www.ehow.com/how_2067504_make-molasses.html
And the history behind this and more information: http://www.digitalheritage.org/index.php/heritage-moments/2-featured/37-sorghum
 

jacklunar

Guest
Joined
Apr 24, 2012
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Thanks for your marvelous posting! I actually enjoyed reading it, you will be a great author.I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and will come back in the foreseeable future. I want to encourage that you continue your great job, have a nice weekend!think you’ve made some truly interesting points.
640-822//
 

gillumhouse

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Supporting Member
Joined
May 22, 2008
Messages
15,823
Reaction score
481
I know this is old, but I have to brag. I have found a maple syrup from my home county. They met me at the school where our 4-H Fairs took place over Labor Day when I was going to my HS reunion. I am scheduled to get a new order at our B & B Assoc. Conference in 3 weeks. We are partnering the Conference with the Small Farms Conference. Now all I need is for DH to be OK enough after his surgery Feb 19 for me to actually go. (If not, I can meet them at the exit by my house to get it.) I hate paying shipping costs - this is how I avoid it.
 

Generic

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 24, 2011
Messages
7,613
Reaction score
127
I know this is old, but I have to brag. I have found a maple syrup from my home county. They met me at the school where our 4-H Fairs took place over Labor Day when I was going to my HS reunion. I am scheduled to get a new order at our B & B Assoc. Conference in 3 weeks. We are partnering the Conference with the Small Farms Conference. Now all I need is for DH to be OK enough after his surgery Feb 19 for me to actually go. (If not, I can meet them at the exit by my house to get it.) I hate paying shipping costs - this is how I avoid it..
gillumhouse said:
....I hate paying shipping costs - this is how I avoid it.
One of my pet peeves, people forget to calculate the value of their own time and their own time off. How much is YOUR time worth? If the shipping costs are less expensive than your time, pay the shipping costs. YOU have value.
I used to pay a courier to pick up a cheque, deliver it, pick up the package and bring it back to me. I was making 4x as much per hour than it was costing me to send him back and forth. I had a better use for my time.
 

Morticia

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Joined
May 22, 2008
Messages
17,697
Reaction score
587
I know this is old, but I have to brag. I have found a maple syrup from my home county. They met me at the school where our 4-H Fairs took place over Labor Day when I was going to my HS reunion. I am scheduled to get a new order at our B & B Assoc. Conference in 3 weeks. We are partnering the Conference with the Small Farms Conference. Now all I need is for DH to be OK enough after his surgery Feb 19 for me to actually go. (If not, I can meet them at the exit by my house to get it.) I hate paying shipping costs - this is how I avoid it..
gillumhouse said:
....I hate paying shipping costs - this is how I avoid it.
One of my pet peeves, people forget to calculate the value of their own time and their own time off. How much is YOUR time worth? If the shipping costs are less expensive than your time, pay the shipping costs. YOU have value.
I used to pay a courier to pick up a cheque, deliver it, pick up the package and bring it back to me. I was making 4x as much per hour than it was costing me to send him back and forth. I had a better use for my time.
.
I hate the shopping costs, too. But, as I sit here thinking I have to get out to buy... whatever... I think 'why?' And now it's in the mail and it's off my list of things to do.
My syrup guy delivers because HE says shipping is too expensive. I think he doesn't want to worry about packaging and breakage.
I'm amazed he drives 6 hours round trip to deliver. But he has a lot of accounts over this way so he must feel it's worth it.
 

Arks

Well-known member
Joined
May 22, 2010
Messages
6,284
Reaction score
321
Who needs that tree juice? You kids need to be introduced to our local sorghum molasses. ;-)
 

Generic

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 24, 2011
Messages
7,613
Reaction score
127
I know this is old, but I have to brag. I have found a maple syrup from my home county. They met me at the school where our 4-H Fairs took place over Labor Day when I was going to my HS reunion. I am scheduled to get a new order at our B & B Assoc. Conference in 3 weeks. We are partnering the Conference with the Small Farms Conference. Now all I need is for DH to be OK enough after his surgery Feb 19 for me to actually go. (If not, I can meet them at the exit by my house to get it.) I hate paying shipping costs - this is how I avoid it..
gillumhouse said:
....I hate paying shipping costs - this is how I avoid it.
One of my pet peeves, people forget to calculate the value of their own time and their own time off. How much is YOUR time worth? If the shipping costs are less expensive than your time, pay the shipping costs. YOU have value.
I used to pay a courier to pick up a cheque, deliver it, pick up the package and bring it back to me. I was making 4x as much per hour than it was costing me to send him back and forth. I had a better use for my time.
.
I hate the shopping costs, too. But, as I sit here thinking I have to get out to buy... whatever... I think 'why?' And now it's in the mail and it's off my list of things to do.
My syrup guy delivers because HE says shipping is too expensive. I think he doesn't want to worry about packaging and breakage.
I'm amazed he drives 6 hours round trip to deliver. But he has a lot of accounts over this way so he must feel it's worth it.
.
Just before the bring in the new crop, the supermarkets sell of the previous, at about half price. So I buy a case or two. But then, I live in the big city :)
 

gillumhouse

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Supporting Member
Joined
May 22, 2008
Messages
15,823
Reaction score
481
I know this is old, but I have to brag. I have found a maple syrup from my home county. They met me at the school where our 4-H Fairs took place over Labor Day when I was going to my HS reunion. I am scheduled to get a new order at our B & B Assoc. Conference in 3 weeks. We are partnering the Conference with the Small Farms Conference. Now all I need is for DH to be OK enough after his surgery Feb 19 for me to actually go. (If not, I can meet them at the exit by my house to get it.) I hate paying shipping costs - this is how I avoid it..
gillumhouse said:
....I hate paying shipping costs - this is how I avoid it.
One of my pet peeves, people forget to calculate the value of their own time and their own time off. How much is YOUR time worth? If the shipping costs are less expensive than your time, pay the shipping costs. YOU have value.
I used to pay a courier to pick up a cheque, deliver it, pick up the package and bring it back to me. I was making 4x as much per hour than it was costing me to send him back and forth. I had a better use for my time.
.
But I AM using my time wisely. I was going to drive right by that school on my way to the reunion. I AM going to be at the Conference in Charleston if Himself is recovered enough to leave him alone.and if not, I drive a tad over 6 miles and she gets off the exit by less than 1/4 mile. Otherwise we will schedule a day trip for us as a getaway to visit my friends or go to Half price for another load of books.
The company I get my jelly & jams from is about 6 miles off the Interstate and the soap people were a few miles beyond her house. When going to get supplies anyway, a short extra distance and I got my supplies while I was out anyway. When we go, it is usually taking care of multiple tasks - it is rare that it is a just for trip.
 

Tom

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 11, 2009
Messages
897
Reaction score
35
(love these old posts) We serve real maple, grade B which has good flavor and is not cloyingly sweet. When we first opened, I would warm the maple syrup to go with the warm waffles, but I would find about 50 cents worth of maple syrup left on the plate. I realized that most people are used to syrup substitute that has thickeners in it and they were not used to how fast real syrup flows when it is warm. I stopped heating it. Much less waste.
 

Generic

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 24, 2011
Messages
7,613
Reaction score
127
(love these old posts) We serve real maple, grade B which has good flavor and is not cloyingly sweet. When we first opened, I would warm the maple syrup to go with the warm waffles, but I would find about 50 cents worth of maple syrup left on the plate. I realized that most people are used to syrup substitute that has thickeners in it and they were not used to how fast real syrup flows when it is warm. I stopped heating it. Much less waste..
Around here, that grade (incidentally US grades are changing soon) is only sold to manufacturers in bulk.
 

Lee2014

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 11, 2014
Messages
2,585
Reaction score
14
(love these old posts) We serve real maple, grade B which has good flavor and is not cloyingly sweet. When we first opened, I would warm the maple syrup to go with the warm waffles, but I would find about 50 cents worth of maple syrup left on the plate. I realized that most people are used to syrup substitute that has thickeners in it and they were not used to how fast real syrup flows when it is warm. I stopped heating it. Much less waste..
I helped friends in their sugar house growing up. As kids it was fun and we looked forward to it. We kids took the after supper to midnight shift while the dads slept. Our parents gave us candy, soda, you name it (to keep us awake and alert all those hours.) and we weren't raised on junk food so it was a real treat! As we grew up it started loosing its appeal little by little. I like Grade B or "lower". If you like a stronger taste and thicker try Grade BB to "no grade". These are the ones they sell to businesses that used it to flavor the "fake" stuff. (You would have to contact a sugarhouse itself for it since they usual don't sell these grades.) If they aren't contracted to sell to businesses and don't like it themselves......you could get a deal!
 
Top