Since 2013, we have produced the highest quality maple products striving to use the most sustainable production methods. In 2018 we received the New Hampshire Seal of Quality certification for our continued commitment to create the highest in maple product quality.
The trailer capacity is 1000 gallons or 9000 pounds of sap in one load.
1500 trees on two properties with about 40% being red maple trees and 60% being sugar maples trees.
We burn roughly 30 cords of pine firewood in a season.
Over 20 miles of tubing is installed on two properties.
Maple evaporator is able to process 250 gallons of sap per hour at full speed.
Red maples have a lower sugar content than sugar maples so it takes on average 60 gallons of maple sap to make a gallon of syrup.
Ryan’s Sugar Shack L.L.C. Sugarhouse was designed based off designs made by the University of Vermont in the 1960s. The designs were adapted to bring it up to current building codes and altered for our purposes. The sugarhouse is a 16x24 wood framed sugarhouse with a 16x10 woodshed on the front and an elevated platform for exterior evaporator sap feed tanks.
The project began in June 2017 when trees were taken down by Erik Keenan of Keenan Logging and Tree Care of Raymond, NH. The area was primarily white pine trees which were bought by a local company, Chester Forest Products. The trees that could not be used for lumber were used as firewood for the evaporator. The ground was leveled and gravel was brought in. A floating concrete slab with steel reinforcement was poured to with stand large temperature swings under the evaporator and prevent cracking. Construction of the building began in August of 2017. Construction was completed in October of 2017.