This page is your portal to useful learning resources on every aspect of sugarmaking.
IN THE SUGARBUSH
Iowa State University offers a short introduction on setting up your sugarbush to an ideal density.
Proctor Maple Research Center on techniques to manage spout and dropline sanitation for high yield maple production.
Proctor Maple Research Center on how vacuum allows you tap trees even below the lateral line if using vacuum.
How to find and fix leaks at or near the taphole in 5/16" vacuum maple tubing systems, from Proctor.
Peter Purinton explains how reverse osmosis works with Leader's Micro RO System.
A very clean explainer video on how reverse osmosis works, with very clear graphics.
IN THE SUGAR HOUSE
Excellent video on the process of boiling from the good folks at Duke Farms.
A fantastic documentary film on making all natural maple syrup (on Leader eqpt) on the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation.
Hamilton Sage offers a look at Leader's new float box design for some larger evaporators.
Watch as popular vlogger MommyMilestones sets up her new Leader Evaporator. Part 1.
Part 2 of Bricking MommyMilestone's evaporator.
Part 3 and setting up for the boil.
FILTERING MAPLE SYRUP
The Proctor Maple Research Center offers this fine video on the whys and wherefores of filtering.
The good folks at Paul Smith's College show how to use a Leader Filter Press and how it helps with lead abatement.
MommyMilestones shows how gravity filtration is done, and the benefits of filtering and bottling with one piece of equipment.
The folks at Cornell showing how larger scale filtering is done and how to tell when your syrup is ready.
MAPLE CANDY & CREAM
A nice, light and concise video showing how maple candy is made with one of our Sipple Sugar Maker.
We step back in time and watch a slightly younger Peter Purinton show us how to make maple cream.