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Re: sorghum rum batches

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  • hugh harnett
    Thanks Chris, Looking forward to making sorghum rum next year!
    Message 1 of 11 , Dec 7, 2011
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      Thanks Chris,

      Looking forward to making sorghum rum next year!


      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, Chris Jude <vegbenz300@...> wrote:
      >
      > Yes, we grow the sorghum, harvest and crush the cane stalks to get the
      > juice. Most of it we cook down to Sorghum Syrup, and some of the juice we
      > ferment. This year we grew Dale and Sugar Drip, both older varieties. The
      > cane is typically from 12-16 feet tall, and about 1-2" in diameter. We use
      > an old, tractor pto belt powered three roller press to crush the juice, and
      > a large stainless evaporator pan to cook the syrup.
      > Here is a good source for seeds:
      > http://www.southernexposure.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&zenid=2jbj53nenq2e19fkmv2v52qs15&keyword=sorghum
      >
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      >
      > On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 1:57 AM, hugh harnett <hugh.harnett@...> wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi Chris,
      > >
      > > I am really intrigued by the sorghum syrup, do you grow the sorghum
      > > yourself?
      > >
      > > The varieties we grow here in South Africa, are a lot shorter than the
      > > pictures I saw when I googled sorghum syrup. If you are growing it
      > > yourself, what variety of sorghum are you using?
      > >
      > > Thanks
      > >
      > > Hugh
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, Chris Jude <vegbenz300@> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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