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Population Ecology Basics

By: mmcdonal

Some basic terminology and concepts for understanding population ecology

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Syrup Quality - Density

By: uvmext

Producing pure maple syrup is a time honored tradition in Vermont. Whether you are a large producer filling drums and selling on the bulk market or a backyard producer making just enough for family and a few lucky friends, syrup quality is critica...

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Measuring Syrup Density

By: uvmext

Most people know that to make maple syrup you have to do a lot of boiling. You collect the sap from the trees and you evaporator the water while concentrating the sugars. You might not know that to determine if you actually have correct density sy...

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Hydrometers

By: uvmext

The Vermont maple law requires packaged maple syrup have a density of between 66.9 and 68.9 degrees Brix. Brix is a measure of sugar concentration in a pure sugar solution. Although we know there are other many dissolved minerals in maple syrup th...

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Quality Survey Density

By: uvmext

Quality Survey Density

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Grading

By: uvmext

Grade A pure maple syrup is graded on four criteria; density, clarity, color, and flavor. All syrup must be fit within a standard density of 66.9-68.9 percent sugar. Syrup must be clear and free of any suspended particles that could form during th...

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Syrup Color

By: uvmext

In Vermont, Grade A maple syrup is divided into four distinct color classes. Those classes are Golden, Amber, Dark and Very Dark. The lightest grade of syrup, Golden, has the most delicate flavor. A lot of the time it will be made at the beginning...

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Syrup Contests

By: uvmext

Summer is here and for maple sugar makers that means contest time. Entering syrup in a contest is a great way to show off your product, make sure your syrup meets standards and earn a class winner or best is show ribbon. There are a few things to ...

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Contest Entry

By: uvmext

Summer is here and for many sugar makers that means maple contest time. Entering syrup in a contest is a great way to show off your product, make sure your syrup meets grading standards and perhaps earn a class winner or best of show ribbon. There...