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Re: We're Raising Cane Down Here!
« Reply #40 on: December 08, 2007, 12:31:04 AM »
Marcel, here is a close up of sugar cane. It takes about 10 gallons of juice to produce 1 gallon of syrup.

DanG's got a bug in his computor so he's gonna be out of whack for a few days. He's doing the planting so I'll let him tell you about all that.
 

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Re: We're Raising Cane Down Here!
« Reply #41 on: December 08, 2007, 04:37:40 PM »

  Thanks , I sure will be looking for this thread , this is something I aint got any kowledge of what s so ever . Seeing as how sweet this stuff is , I want to know more about how its made .

  Hope Dang can get rid of the problem soon and that it aint a costly splution .
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Re: We're Raising Cane Down Here!
« Reply #42 on: December 09, 2007, 10:46:37 PM »

 DanG , Woodbowl , thanks , I never did ever get to see any cane , must be cause of the sudden turn around I did when I did almost make it south one time ....  :-\   Anyways , could you take a few pics of the cane it self 'fore its liquide ....  I sure would like to see the whole process .  :P 
  This is really neat ...  How much cane s does it take ... ???  So ya throw a cane in a hole ... its spruts up for three ta five years ... then what , ya start over ... Why does it stop spruting , or is it that after that time the spruts are no more sweet . ???  How tall does the cane reach ...
  I have more questions if ya get bored ...  ;D :D
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Re: We're Raising Cane Down Here!
« Reply #43 on: December 09, 2007, 11:01:57 PM »
Oooohh yeah!  I get it now.  Yer supposed to type yer stuff in BEFORE ya hit tha "Post" button, don't ya?! :D :D :D :D

Marcel, ya shoulda just kept on coming south.  It don't really get much hotter once ya pass Maryland or so. ::)

Actually, sugar cane looks a bit like corn growing.  It is jointed, like bamboo and corn stalks, and has fodder coming from the joints like corn.  It can be quite tall.  The stuff we got for seed was about 10-12 feet tall, but some of that was in the wad of fodder at the top.  The actual viable stalks were more like 5-6 feet long.

It takes about 10 gallons of juice to make one gallon of syrup.  I guess it depends on the cane as to how much cane it takes to make a gallon.  I'm thinkin' ol' Wade said it took about 400 feet of row to make up his 60 gallons of juice that we cooked that day.  If that's the case, I should get about one 80 gallon batch out of what we planted.  I'll try to get some pics up soon.
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Re: We're Raising Cane Down Here!
« Reply #44 on: December 12, 2007, 05:06:18 PM »
http://www.southernmatters.com
http://www.syrupmakers.com/cane_syrup.html
Dang DanG That is great you got some this makes two years I have missed out.
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Re: We're Raising Cane Down Here!
« Reply #45 on: December 12, 2007, 06:33:32 PM »
I couldn't get them to load bill.  :-\

never mind, browser went berserk and thought it was an ftp server for some reason. ::)
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