Due to tapping all our maple trees, sugar and otherwise, we generally get a gallon of syrup for every 55 - 60 gallons of sap. Yesterday's boil consumed 40 gallons, and when we transferred the "half sap" from the big pan to the finishing pan the color was quite light. I was nervous. (Nervous and anxious should be my new middle names.) We had had a lot of rain. Yes the buckets are covered, but still I wondered, "Am I looking at sugary rain water?
No, I wasn't. The yield is a cup over three quarts. And it is straw yellow. The flavor is light and out of this world.
"There is gold in them there trees!"