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Re: Bourbon barrel aged maple syrup
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2017, 11:02:33 am »
Dave,

I had a gallon of your syrup froze. We had to take it out of the freezer to make room for food during Irma so it got defrosted for 3 days. Can we refreeze and will it be good?
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Re: Bourbon barrel aged maple syrup
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2017, 08:58:35 pm »
Bill, you can put it back in the freezer. While it gets real cold it doesn't actually freeze solid unless you can get to about -70F. Warmer than that it just gets thicker (like molasses in January). When I ship syrup I put in a note that the best way to preserve the flavor is to store it in the freezer. Then when you will be needing a refill for the container in your refrigerator, take it out of the freezer the night before and it will warm enough overnight to pour some into a smaller container for the fridge, then put the rest back in the freezer. 2 points, you don't want to put a full jug in a freezer that is colder than zero F and don't try to freeze a glass bottle of maple syrup, it will actually expand and break a glass bottle, in a jug it will not as long as you removed a little to keep in the fridge first.
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Re: Bourbon barrel aged maple syrup
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2017, 08:45:22 am »
Thanks!  I'd sure hate to have lost a full gallon of this wonderful syrup!
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Re: Bourbon barrel aged maple syrup
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2017, 05:04:21 pm »
I've got more, don't keep hoarding it!
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Re: Bourbon barrel aged maple syrup
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2017, 08:41:16 pm »
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Re: Bourbon barrel aged maple syrup
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2017, 06:30:38 am »
I'm just a back yard syrup. But freezing mine shows me I got all the water out. There should be nothing froze.  ;)
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Re: Bourbon barrel aged maple syrup
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2017, 08:55:21 am »
I've got more, don't keep hoarding it!

I need to eat more waffles.
We are just finishing the first gallon.
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Re: Bourbon barrel aged maple syrup
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2017, 09:14:33 am »
Going, Going but not gone. Yesterday I participated in a local "meet the vendors" event at my only other outlet I use for my syrup (other than sugarhouse and home sales) aside from the Forestry Forum. At it I sold 15 more bottles of the Bourbon Barrel aged Maple Syrup. I was offering small sample cups of the syrup for them to taste, 16 tasted it, and 15 bought. The only one who tasted but did not buy, said she really liked it but she had recently started Weight Watchers and thought it might not help her reach her goal.
While I had hoped for even more sales, the % of those who sampled it to those who bought was good. It seems many just hear the word Bourbon and think it is alcoholic and never give it a chance. It contains lots of bourbon flavor but less than 2% alcohol.
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Re: Bourbon barrel aged maple syrup
« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2017, 01:02:01 pm »
My last barrel (for this year) of bourbon barrel aged maple syrup will be opened and tested to see if it's ready next week. After that is bottled, I won't be making any more until April 2018 . The barrel I'm opening is a larger barrel than the first 2 I opened, the larger the barrel the longer it takes to get to the perfect taste combination. I'm hoping this helps me have enough for my Christmas sales. If not, I'll be sure to fill more barrels for next years batches than I did for this year. I can only use each recently emptied barrel once.
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Re: Bourbon barrel aged maple syrup
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2017, 01:04:31 pm »
By the way, 2 more bourbon barrel aged maple syrup shipped out yesterday along with some regular maple syrup, going to southern California to a fellow FF member.
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Re: Bourbon barrel aged maple syrup
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2017, 08:13:46 am »
Christmas orders should be made by Dec. 10 to guarantee delivery by Christmas. I ship the next day after I get an order but the last time I check for orders is about 7PM E.S.T.
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Re: Bourbon barrel aged maple syrup
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2017, 10:10:27 pm »
I want to order some! Message sent :)
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« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2017, 05:01:14 pm »
I got your message the next morning and replied with some figures and a question. No answer yet. Still waiting.
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« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2017, 07:31:20 pm »
Answer received, thanks, your order is going out 11/4, enjoy!
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« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2017, 11:23:17 pm »
Answer received, thanks, your order is going out 11/4, enjoy!
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Thank you!

Can't wait to get it.

I'll be placing a Christmas order in a few weeks. I'll keep in touch.
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« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2017, 08:30:39 am »
Please place Christmas orders by 12/10. Things get real hectic here at that time, while I usually ship the next business day, at that time it can sometimes take 3 or 4 extra days, especially if I need to bottle more product.  :christmas:    www.cnymaple.com
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« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2017, 08:35:55 am »
My BIL and I just packed the last barrel of bourbon barrel aged maple syrup into bottles yesterday, Like the first 2 batches, it tastes absolutely fantastic. I will not have another batch until about Aug 2018. We had been trying to get time to bottle that last batch for about 5 weeks, but then my shed project got in the way. It seems the extra month or more did not hurt one bit. I was thinking the bourbon flavor might be overpowering the maple taste and I need to blend it with some pure maple to get it perfect, but that was not needed.
For those thinking long term, I only have about 210 bottles at this time and between my FF sales and my local sales I sell about 25-35 a month. Then in March 2018 I'm having 4 open houses, 2 weekends 2 days each and based on previous open houses (before I started making the bourbon barrel aged maple syrup) I can get any where from 50 visitors on a day of open house, up to over 700. A lot depends on the weather, if it feels like maple weather far more come, if it feels like July the turnout is light. At any rate, my guess is that any BB syrup I have left at that time will completely sell out, since I give out little sample cups for visitors to try. So far my worst percentage of sales since I started making BB syrup is a respectable 96% buy.
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« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2017, 08:16:56 am »
I just put up a new website   www.cnymaple.com  . Within a day or 2 my shameless link on the opening page will be updated. The new name is just to make it both easier to remember and type. My new site now has a shopping cart and the whole transaction can be completed on the site. It takes cards, PayPal and you can still send a check. If you are sending a check, send me a PM and FF member orders get shipped the next business day, I don't need to wait to see the check. (all others are held for the check). In the store on my new site you can even see how many I have available except, if I have product left in SS barrels it does not show.
Remember, if you want to order for Christmas, please order by 12/10 because last minute orders sometimes can slow the shipping down, both on my end and certainly with the Post Office, since I ship by USPS. The new site has made 2 errors in which box to use, it seems to like to use a bigger box than I do. If that happens on your order, I use the smaller size and send you a refund for the excess shipping charged. I like having the product packed so it can not shift in the box. I'm trying to educate the program to correct this. So far it has done this on 2 orders that I used a much smaller box and I sent $6 shipping back to the customer, both were FF members.
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Re: Bourbon barrel aged maple syrup
« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2017, 08:56:51 pm »
NOTICE...When you place an order at www.cnymaple.com  please be sure to answer the "how did you hear about us" section at the bottom of the "check out page", click on "the forestry forum". This is for all who order, not just FF members, if you got our name or web site here you should answer that you heard about us on the Forestry Forum, Thank you.
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« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2017, 03:25:55 pm »
Remember to order by 12/15/17 to have delivery by Christmas (if the USPS does their part). Also, at the bottom of the order form at   www.cnymaple.com   be sure the click on the Forestry Forum.
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