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    Anyone looking for birch sap there's a fella in Wasilla selling it for a dollar a gallon. He's getting about 12 gallons a day right now. I made up a bunch of syrup good stuff. Pm me for the number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkb View Post
    Anyone looking for birch sap there's a fella in Wasilla selling it for a dollar a gallon. He's getting about 12 gallons a day right now. I made up a bunch of syrup good stuff. Pm me for the number.
    Interesting to hear of someone selling raw sap. I assume this is good clean sap?
    So with the sap at a dollar a gallon you are looking at $55-$60 for a gallon of syrup. Seems a bit spendy but then again maybe not.
    What is the retail price of a gallon of birch syrup these days?
    One of these years I might have to make my own. I made maple syrup as a kid I can't see this being much different.
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    All depends on how far you cook it down. Birch syrup cost is for 4-5 times maple. We cooked it down 18-1 then added sugar and alum. Canned up quite a bit. It's certainly cheaper to go to Costco for mrs. Butterworths but its also cheaper to buy beef than go moose hunting.
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    That's not a bad deal at all. Pure maple syrup is 40:1 and wholesale price is $60 gallon. Pure birch syrup is at least 90:1, but usually $60+ a quart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkb View Post
    but its also cheaper to buy beef than go moose hunting.
    Hmmmmm.........I'd have to say that depends.....lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    Hmmmmm.........I'd have to say that depends.....lol
    I've been a couple times where moose was much cheaper, but most times I could bought 200 lbs of ribeyes cheaper
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkb View Post
    I've been a couple times where moose was much cheaper, but most times I could bought 200 lbs of ribeyes cheaper
    Yeah..........I understand. But the only reason I said that was for a number of years, when moose hunting was good down here, I killed bull after bull, after bull, less than 2 miles from my house, with bullets I reloaded years before. Those were REALLY affordable moose.....lol
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    Birch sap is so hard to get, drill a hole in a tree, stick a hose in it and run it into a bucket. The first time I did it we tapped 5 trees and got 4-5 gallons a day..

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