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Offline Coltbodi

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Cane syrup
« on: October 22, 2017, 10:01:21 am »
I've seen several post about maple syrup, which I would expect since a lot of members on the forum are from the north, just curious if any other members on here make sugarcane syrup. My dad and I do so I'm just looking for connections to bounce ideas off and what not. Or if anyone wants some, I'll gladly send you some. We plan on cooking around thanksgiving.
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Re: Cane syrup
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2017, 11:34:53 am »
I don't make syrup, but I do own an old horizontal mill. It is a very large one, Chattanooga #95. It was here when I bought the place. I intended to get a little operation going but had too many irons in the fire and never did.

A local fellow, a biology professor, has a website called Southern Matters with a segment on cane syrup. There is some technical info on there that you may find interesting. In fact the whole site makes for some interesting reading.  www.southernmatters.com
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Re: Cane syrup
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2017, 01:07:56 pm »
We have a Kentucky Giant "B" mill. It's from the 1890's. The sides where cast and busted up so I fabbed new ones from 1/2" plate. It's a monster. Weighs about 1800 lbs

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Re: Cane syrup
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 07:17:43 pm »
Cane syrup is scrumptious.  After my great uncle died, my family gave my great granddaddy's cane grinder to Steve Melton, who has a museum of old machinery near Dade City, Florida.  He does a cane grinding every year and several people show up for the event.
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Re: Cane syrup
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2017, 11:51:15 am »
  The making of cane syrup is in full swing down here in South Mississippi. The cane is a good crop this year, and the ones that I know with mills are smashing and getting good juice. The yellow jackets sure love it too :)
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Re: Cane syrup
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2017, 02:26:36 pm »
I don't recall ever having any cane syrup.  There's some folks that came up from Louisiana many years ago to work the sugar refinery here in the Savannah area.  Worked with a lady whose family was part of that migration.  She never spoke about them making cane syrup for their own use.  Also, there were a number of cane mills (small ones) along the Georgia coast.  Interesting.  I'd be game for some, just let me know how you want to do it.
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Re: Cane syrup
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2017, 04:49:09 pm »
Steen's cane syrup, comes in a can. It's good (and strong flavored). Not your Mrs. Butterworths :D

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Re: Cane syrup
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2017, 07:44:06 pm »
Walmart has it. I don't think I can buy it off the shelf in my area,but I will be looking for it. When I read it's good for making pecan pie,that got my attention.
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