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well i got my cane mill. it is about 100 years old. now i need babbitt barrings poured. i am looking for a 60 or 80gal. kettel. it is a golden's #2 should be up and running by dec.~Richard
March 25, 2005, 20:10
Here in the midwest, you find them used for pressing sorghum. It's amazing how they keep the mules constantly walking a circle.
March 25, 2005, 22:07
i hope you got a lot of sugar cane cause it takes a lot to make sugar .
March 25, 2005, 23:49
My Grandfather had one and I remember feeding the sugar cane to the rollers as a kid. He also made syrup for other people on a 1 of 7 or 8 gallon share.
He had a large copper tray about 4' wide, 6-8 feet long and 1 ft. high with a series of wood baffels coming in from alternate sides.
Wood fire underneath and the cane juce went in one end and by the time it slowly snaked its way back and forth to the other end, it was syrup.
Good old days on the farm where I learned to shoot a .22 in the apple orchard. Dave
Originally posted by mosbysmen
i hope you got a lot of sugar cane cause it takes a lot to make sugar . it is for cane syrup.80 gal of cane juice will yeald 8 gal of syurp.i have heard of the long pan were you pour juice in one side and when it comes out the other side you have syrup. never seen it . we use a big round castiron kettel. and work our butt's off skimming and boiling 5to 7 hr's till we get a hydromitor to read 32 1/2 and then we pour. it is a old southern tridation. i would like to go to yankee country and try to do maple syrup. so if any of you northern brothers have a in . let me know as i would love to visit up north with ya'll and make syrup. it is a dream to do it . it look's fun:wink:
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