hist-brewing: Re: The Birch Tree

Wierd House kirin at adisfwb.com
Sun Feb 25 09:47:16 PST 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: Cindy M. Renfrow <cindy at thousandeggs.com>
To: <hist-brewing at pbm.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2001 8:40 AM
Subject: hist-brewing: Re: The Birch Tree

> In reply to several posts,
> There are about 35 species of Betula (Birch) in the US & Canada.
> All species of Betula have edible sap.  The difference lies in the flavor
> and sweetness.

I have to agree with this statement.  I lived in Alaska for a fair bit of
time and have had syrup made from the sap of the white paper birch that is
native to the state.  Very good although noticibly less sweet than your
traditional Vermont maple syrup.

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