Saccharum - BBQ Central

Go Back   BBQ Central > Corporate Administration > General (Non-BBQ) Discussion
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-29-2007, 11:59 AM   #1
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Cliff H.'s Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Posts: 6,143
Saccharum

I took the family to a Homestead festival last year and purchased some Saccharum syrup that was being produced in the old fashioned way, Donkey and everything.

It was a very interesting process to watch and I remember seeing it done exactly the same way when I was very young.

I know that it has an aquired taste. I don't think I will be putting it on pancakes but I thought it might be good to use in making bbq sauces or a mops.

Any Ideas ?
__________________

__________________
" Never let a day go by "
Cliff H. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 12:50 PM   #2
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Finney's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Savannah, GA and Somewhere near Lexington, NC
Posts: 8,563
Do you have cane syrup or syrup made from a sugar maple?
__________________

__________________
Chris

"Of all the imaginary friends I've had, I don't think there was one that I didn't end up having to kill."

in seach of Umami
Finney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 01:13 PM   #3
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Myrtle Beach
Posts: 14,162
I never put syrup on my donkey.
__________________
The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine - Abraham Lincoln
Captain Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 01:36 PM   #4
Graduate of BBQ Central
 
jminion's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Federal Way, WA
Posts: 671
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Morgan
I never put syrup on my donkey.
No but he puts it on his ass, it's a disgusting story but we'll let Cappy tell it, he tells it so well..
__________________
To get a better piece of chicken you'd have to be a rooster
jminion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 01:41 PM   #5
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Cliff H.'s Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Posts: 6,143
Quote:
Originally Posted by Finney
Do you have cane syrup or syrup made from a sugar maple?
It is cane syrup. Real dark.

<img>
__________________
" Never let a day go by "
Cliff H. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 02:06 PM   #6
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Myrtle Beach
Posts: 14,162
Quote:
Originally Posted by jminion
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Morgan
I never put syrup on my donkey.
No but he puts it on his ass, it's a disgusting story but we'll let Cappy tell it, he tells it so well..

It was yogurt, not syrup.
__________________
The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine - Abraham Lincoln
Captain Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 05:31 PM   #7
Pope O'Que
 
Smokey_Joe's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: North Central Massachusetts
Posts: 2,378
[quote=Captain Morgan]
Quote:
Originally Posted by jminion
Quote:
Originally Posted by "Captain Morgan":2n5lmcow
I never put syrup on my donkey.
No but he puts it on his ass, it's a disgusting story but we'll let Cappy tell it, he tells it so well..

It was yogurt, not syrup.[/quote:2n5lmcow]

>>>>NO<<<< pics please!!!!!
__________________
JFOA

The weather is here.... wish you were beautiful

Imagine my disappointment if i were here to make you happy
Smokey_Joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 06:55 PM   #8
Saint O'Que
 
cleglue's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Asheboro, North Carolina
Posts: 1,222
I have helped make Sorghum molasses twice at a friend's Dad's house. He grew the cane and used the PTO on his tractor and a cane press (not sure what the device is called) to extract the syrup from the cane. We cooked it (over a wood fire) all day in a stainless steel vat measuring about 10 feet by 3 feet and 6 or 7 inches deep skimming off the impurities all day.

This stuff is excellent mixed with butter and put on biscuits. It is also good in baked beans. Try some in some homemade BBQ sauce.
cleglue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 06:56 PM   #9
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Puff's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Warren, Mi.
Posts: 12,331
Cliff can you explain the donkey thing?
No joke bud
__________________
Pitboss/ Sous Chef/ Manager at Holiday Market Smokehouse
Royal Oak Mi.
Puff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 07:06 PM   #10
Saint O'Que
 
cleglue's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Asheboro, North Carolina
Posts: 1,222
Puff,

The donkey is harnessed to the cane press to turn the cane press so that the syrup can be extracted from the cane. The donkey just goes around and around and around. The is usually someone making molasses at the North Carolina State Fair every year. My friends Dad used his PTO (power take off) on the tractor to turn the cane press on the molasses we made.
__________________

cleglue is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.