Sorghum

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Well I got the sorghum chopped and leaves off finally today , saved the heads to make flour .
Now the hand cranking juice making starts then to boil it and finally maybe a pint .
Any others out there do the sorghum hobby farm thing .
 

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My grandparents used to get sorghum syrup in the fall. There were lots of small syrup makers around. I loved it on my grandmother’s biscuits.
A good biscuit deserves honey, a bad biscuit is just bad. My mom, though I love her dearly, makes the worst biscuits I ever tried to eat. I said tried, because no human being could take a bite off one of her biscuits. I used to put them in my pants pocket when she wasn't looking. Dad would see me and laugh because he did the same thing. I would take mine down to the pond and skip them across the pond like a rock. Actually I a rock is more likely softer then my mom's biscuits. I have no idea what my dad did with the ones he stuffed in his pockets. I should ask him. The first time my wife was introduced to my mom's biscuits. I grabbed them off her plate and stuffed them into my pockets along with my own, when my mom wasn't looking. She leaned over and whispered in my ear "I Love You" 🤣 my mom's biscuits will put a dent in the wall if you throw them against the wall. I did that once with my wife at the table, when my mom was in the kitchen ofcourse.

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I've looked into it but don't feel capable of actually getting it done. I've seen some very nice sorghum presses, but it's so much physical labor.

I'm going to try a little grain sorghum next year. Mostly just for the chickens as the silkies like it. For them I don't even have to remove it from the heads.
 

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I use a sorghum press, it is a hand crank manual press( 3 roller) I have used a 2 roller it is a lot of work using a hand crank press, this year My friend assisted me with his 1890s era mill, more power more juice , with a small patch I got about 10 gallons of juice and when cooked down it yielded about 1 gallon or so of sorghum syrup.
As for the wringer you could give it a try , I would be interested to hear if that works.
 

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