3 kettle method

Maple Syrup Festival

3 kettle method

Oakville, Ontario L6M, Canada

Created By: Bronte Creek Provincial Park


When European explorers arrived on this continent the First Nations were already managing maple groves and producing sugar and syrup.

Pioneers learned about sap collection and syrup production from the First Nation and eventually made use of tools they were familiar with. Augers to bore holes in trees and carved wooden spiles and wooden sap buckets. The sap would be boiled in cast iron kettles over a large open fire.

Having one large kettle over the hot fire was an improvement. Why do you think 3 kettles were eventually used?

What are the drawbacks of difficulties with this method?

This point of interest is part of the tour: Maple Syrup Festival


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