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Old February 17th, 2013, 07:36 AM
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Default Maple cream - can you reboil?

I made maple cream last night and hurried to start making it while it had only cooled to about 90 because I had company that wanted to help. It is a little grainy and I wanted to reboil for cream or even candy. I only did half last night and threw the pig on the porch til this morning and it is making very creamy cream. I want to repurpose the grainy stuff that I did last night. Can I reboil for cream? Candy?
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Old February 17th, 2013, 01:09 PM
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I went to a maple cream discussion this year and I beleive that you can simply reheat and try again.
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Old February 17th, 2013, 01:35 PM
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add boiling water and then reboil
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Thanks for the info.

The stuff I made this morning turned out perfect (which was the other half of the same batch that was grainy that I left on the porch til this morning,) just got jumpy and mixed to warm last night...patience... =) Hopefully my redo will come out just as nice this afternoon.
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I unjarred and reboiled the grainy cream. I added some sap and also another quart of syrup. I cooled this quickly to about 55 degrees. First thing is that on the top layer was crud, foamy stuff. When I started the machine, I pulled off all the crud and got the machine going. The cream turned out perfect, although it is very firm. I was wondering if the crud was from boiling twice. Maybe I should have filtered after I got the batch hot again, but it looks clean and smooth, minus that cruddy layer that I took off.
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Water and bring it back to cream again.
Laughing when i seen this thread=read the old article in Pic i copied about 15 years ago?
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Old February 18th, 2013, 07:07 PM
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maple sugar was a mistake I made trying to make candy the first time. I have about 25 pounds of it and was worried this month that I would not have syrup for a restaurant that I sell to. If only I had known that the sugar would have made the syrup my worrys would have been for naught. We did get syrup made last week just before they called for more. Thanks for the article. I love that old history stories.
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