Amit Enventres wrote:Amazon has a number of sugar cane juice extractors in the $200 range. I believe soghum stems are significantly softer and thinner than sugar cane. I am wondering if a good pasta dough crank thing would work. Anyone try that yet? Any reason yay or nay?
Amit Enventres wrote:Here's an article where someone used a sugar cane juicer and it worked.
Dan Boone wrote:I should hasten to clarify my own interest -- I live in the heart of former sorghum growing country, so much so that our local harvest festival is still called Sorghum Days, even though they can't get anybody to grow the stuff any more and have to import a bit for the demonstrations and to run through the donkey mill that a local heritage museum still maintains in the back yard. I haven't bothered myself, due to no way to process the cane. But I'm very definitely interested!
William Bronson wrote: I believe someone posted about using a steam juicer with some success.
Amit Enventres wrote:Here's an article where someone used a sugar cane juicer and it worked. Also he found that 1 acre sorghum = 70 gallons juice = 10 gallons syrup. So .025 acres should get you 1 quart jar syrup, in theory.