and packaging older-style tin cans.
Most modern producers use plastic containers
to store maple syrup.
Uihlein Field Station uses this pressure filter
and packaging older-style tin cans. Most modern producers use plastic
containers to store maple syrup.
During the busy production season, producers often store finished
syrup in large, 30-gallon drums.
When the season
is over and more time is available, producers will often repackage
the syrup into smaller containers suitable for sale to the general
public. Many producers also sell the large drums to various bulk outlets.
Before syrup is
packaged into either the large or small containers, it must be filtered
to remove precipitates (solid particles) that form during evaporation
and processing. Producers use either pressure or gravity filters to
remove these particles.