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Old 03-15-2007, 08:30 AM   #1
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It’s maple syrup season in WNY…..I scored a case of first run syrup…it’s like liquid gold.
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:48 AM   #2
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Hey witt do ya make candys & things with syrup? I got a sweet tooth also I'll bet fresh from the tree make the store bought stuff taste like ditch water
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:50 AM   #3
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I might have to look at candy recipes but this stuff is so good..I dont' know...I was thinking about getting the fryer out and making some donuts with a maple glaze...or maybe I'll find some self rising flour and try out a fandamstastic biscut recipe..biscuts and maple syrup...
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[smilie=a_cry.gif] I'm on a diet and this kinda stuff is tourture. [smilie=a_cry.gif]
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bacon soaked in Maple syrup and roasted in the oven is good.

BUt Canadian Maple syrup is the best
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:28 AM   #7
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Just had waffles, fatties and strawberries for lunch with the syrup...as for the Canadian Syrup..thats some pretty good stuff to...wait to the Vermont crowd gets here....
Some how...1/3 of a bottle is gone. The boys were digging it.
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OK you maple syrup pros I have a question. I have always been told that people in the know prefer grade B syrup to the grade A because the flavor is more intense and it only lacks the clarity of the A. I like grade B just fine and it is quite a bit cheaper to boot. What thinks the folks from the great white north?
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This place is about 15 miles from my home....

https://parkersmaplebarn.com/maplesyrup.php

The syrup, food and BBQ they make is great!
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OK you maple syrup pros I have a question. I have always been told that people in the know prefer grade B syrup to the grade A because the flavor is more intense and it only lacks the clarity of the A. I like grade B just fine and it is quite a bit cheaper to boot. What thinks the folks from the great white north?
I buy Maple Syrup by the case. I only use Quebec Maple syrup. I shop solely with MAcVicars Farms. They sell on eBAy and also privately. THey use the name Maplefred I have been dealing with this family for a couple of years. They have a few grades however I will say grade "A" is by far my favorite for pancakes waffles etc. It is beautiful stuff so clear and light. The way a real grade a should look. It should be the color of extremely light cornsyrup. THe flavour is perfumed with maple. However if you are making sauces or glazing BBQ stuff lower grades work well as they have a darker color and the flavour is much much different. It is not so much as more maple flavour but it is in a nut shell harsher. It is the crap syrup that is left at the end. It is the color of molasses. You have to experiment to see what works for you. Different sauces IMHO reqquire different grades.

JUst want to add that in Canada the grading is as follows I just copied it from the Maplefred site:
Our maple syrup is all Canada #1 with choice of colour grades Extra Light, Light and Medium. We do have Dark but only if specifically requested.
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