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Handbook for Maple Grading and Judging Training

Knowledge about grading and judging pure maple syrup is critical to supporting an industry that prides itself on exceptional quality and value. The purpose of this resource is to enable anyone to understand how to enter and judge the quality of maple syrup and maple products. Includes videos and worksheets.

Quality control guide cards

These handy cards provide checklists for color, clarity, density, and flavor, with notes on why syrup may not measure up to standards.

Quality Control in the Sugarhouse: Knowing where things can go wrong, and making sure that they don’t.

The most helpful advice for producers concerned about damaging otherwise good syrup is the most basic; make sure to grade each batch carefully and don’t assume that just because everything went smoothly in the sugarhouse that the syrup doesn’t need to be checked. The following is a list of problems that can occur with the four primary qualities of syrup, and how to avoid them.