Sometimes it seems you can’t win for trying.  Isn’t that how the saying goes?

I recently entered my maple syrup into a local fair as I detailed in a prior post.  The results are in!  Third Place.  I suppose that’s not horrible out of all the entries that were there, but I was docked points because it wasn’t a “full pint”. 

Figures.  

I was specifically told that for competitions you put them in a honey jar.  Well, that’s what I did.  

Apparently that’s only for the Quart Competition where they use the Beeline #2 Honey Jar.  The pint rules are a little loose, but they need to be a pint.  

Being undeterred, I found another fair that’s coming up where they judge for the state-wide competition and decided to enter a quart in the correct jar into that one.  I mean, why not?

So I ordered up a #2 Honey Jar, going to double check the density of the syrup to be sure it is perfect and I’m entering it.  Already filled out the paperwork so I’m committed!

As for this smaller local fair:   Better luck next year!

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