Birch syrup is made similarly to maple syrup.  Sap is collected from birch trees and boiled down to make syrup.  The ratio of maple sap to maple syrup is about forty gallons of sap to one gallon of syrup.  The ratio of birch sap to birch syrup is about 120 gallons of sap to one gallon of syrup.  

Tapping

Tapping

We use pipeline to collect the birch sap.

We use pipeline to collect the birch sap.

We use pipeline to collect the birch sap.
During the short birch season the sap runs around the clock.

During the short birch season the sap runs around the clock.

Sap almost done boiling in the front pan.  It is very red in color.

Sap almost done boiling in the front pan.  It is very red in color.

Sap boiling in the back pan, just starting to get reddish.

Sap boiling in the back pan, just starting to get reddish.

2014 Sugarhouse

2014 Sugarhouse