Assume that it takesÂ 542 drops to fill a quarter cup. (We are pretty close, I asked Mark to do me a favor 🙂 )

542 x 4 =Â 2,168 drops or one cup

2,168 x 16 = 34,688 drops, or 16 cups or one gallon

Assume it takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of Maple syrup

34,688 x 40 = **1,387,520 drops** of sap which **equals** 40 gallons of sap which makes **approximately one gallon of Maple Syrup**.

Now, if a “good run is one drop a second” how long will it take for enough sap to make a gallon of syrup?

Using the above numbers, you get one gallon every 9.6 hours.

40 gallons x 9.6 hours =2840 hours

2840 hours / 24 hours in a day =11.8 days

So, it takes about **11.8 days** of **perfect weather** **to get** approximately enough sap to make **one gallon** of Maple Syrup.

The next time you enjoy some Pure Maple Syrup, remember that!

Wow!!!!!