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03-18-2009, 10:55 AM
I did a web search and came up empty. I want to safely can my maple syrup so I can put it into the pantry and not use up too much refrigerator space. I am putting up in pint and 1/2 pint jars and want to be able to give away as gifts later in the year. Kim

03-18-2009, 06:05 PM
9. Pour the hot syrup through a felt syrup filter or a special strainer as carried by equipment dealers. If you have neither one, a double layer of outing flannel may be used or, you may put the syrup in a container and let it cool for 12 hours or more. Sediment will settle to the bottom of the container and the clearer syrup may be carefully poured off. This syrup should then be reheated to at least 180 degrees or almost to boiling before it is poured into containers for final storage.

10. Pour the hot syrup into the clean, sterile canning jars and seal. Fill them full so that very little air will be in the jar. If laid on the side while cooling a better seal will result.

Full article is here http://www.massmaple.org/myo.html

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