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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-18-2011, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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shagbark hickory syrup

Does anybody have a recipe for making shagbark syrup? Can you explain how to make it? Tried some at the outdoor show in Harrisburg last week and it was excellent. I have a bunch of shagbark hickories at my camp and I want to try to make it. Thanks!

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 11:16 PM
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Re: shagbark hickory syrup

Tap the tree, get the sap, boil it until its syrup. There is no recipe for syrup, you boil the sap until its 7 degree's above the boiling point of water and you are done.
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Re: shagbark hickory syrup

when is the best time to tap a shagbark ?

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Re: shagbark hickory syrup

The flow of sap is highly dependant upon weather conditions. Flow does not begin until after a time of hard freeze, followed by several sunny days with temperatures in the 40s. The peak flow occurs early in the sugaring season when it freezes at night and is bright and sunny the next day with the temperature in the 40s. The flow will stop when daytime temperatures do not go above freezing, or when night temperatures do not go below freezing. The flow usually lasts roughly three to four weeks.
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Re: shagbark hickory syrup

Shagbark syrup does not come from the sap it comes from boiling the shag bark down and adding sugar I talked to the guy from Hazelton about how he makes it removing the loose bark does not hurt the tree

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Re: shagbark hickory syrup

Odd that when you read on maple tapping Hickory is always mentioned. However if you search on making hickory syrup it always involves taking the bark from the tree. Guess I have no idea how to make Hickory Syrup, just assumed it was the same as maple.
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Re: shagbark hickory syrup

I made some last week, Peel the loose shags of bark off the tree, take eneough to fill a 2-1/2gal soup pot. cover bark with water, and boil it for a few hours , strain out the bark, filter out particles, reduce to the quantity you want (looks like dark tea) add two cups of sugar to one cup of "secret hickory sap" Its awsome, very woody, smokey, hickory flavor.
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Re: shagbark hickory syrup

Google it! thats what I did.
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