Which hydrometer is right for you?
When to use a Sap Hydrometer:
- to determine the sugar content of raw sap
- to buy or sell raw sap
Many producers like to use the sap hydrometer to determine the sugar
content of the sap. They use this information to complete the formula in
the Jones Rule. Jones' Rule states that 86 divided by the sugar
content will determine the number of gallons of sap required to make
one gallon of syrup.
When to use a Syrup Hydrometer:
- To determine the sugar content of boiled down sap (syrup)
- To determine if the liquid you are boiling down is finished.
The proper density of Maple Syrup is 59% Brix or 32% Baume.