Fire by hand drill

Fire by hand drill

Monday, 14 February 2011

The birch sap is flowing!

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Gorges Smythe said...

So is that merely a sign of spring for you, or do you tap birches as we do maples here in North America and use the sap for something?

Andrew Boe said...


I tap the birch and drink the sap, it tastes very mildly sweetish and is full of vit c. I also freeze it into ice cubes for whiskey. The sap can be boiled down to increase the conc and thus sweetness too.