Sap Hydrometer


This is a Hydrometer for sap not syrup. It will tell you the sweetness of the raw sap coming out of the tree, but can not be used to finish maple syrup, as a Syrup Hydrometer is needed for that.

Brix Scale 0 - 8

Sap Hydrometers are calibrated to work with cold sap (38 degrees F). Much higher temperatures will give a false reading.

  • Be sure to hold onto the hydrometer tightly until it is floating on its own. A hydrometer released in sap can hit the bottom of the cup or pail and crack the glass. This is a VERY fragile instrument.
  • When your sap hydrometer is floating read the number that is floating at the surface of the sample. This is your sugar content. Average ranges are from 2 to 3.5 percent.

Rule of 86:
Divide the sugar content of your sap (from your sap hydrometer) into 86 to find out how many gallons of sap it will take to make one gallon of Pure Maple Syrup.

Example: Sugar Content = 2.5
86 divided by 2.5 = 34.4 gallons
It will take 34.4 gallons of sap to make one gallon of Pure Maple Syrup from 2.5 percent maple sap.

  • Model: Maple0011
  • 8 Units in Stock

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 12 July, 2010.

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