A Sweet Endeavor


Note: On Apr. 22, the MAPS crew found out their entry in the Geauga County Maple Festival won a red (2nd place) ribbon, with an overall score of 83.5 (85+ are considered blue ribbon entries). Entries are judged on four categories, including brix score (the density of the product, measured using an hyrdrometer), color, clarity, and flavor.  MAPS scored 17/25 on brix, 19/25 on clarity, 10/20 color, and 37.5/30 on flavor (guess it was really tasty stuff!).  The team will soon gather to celebrate their accomplishment, and get down to creating a blue ribbon product for next year!

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