Making Molasses – The Sweet Syrup

Vintage sorghum mill continues sweet syrup tradition by making molasses the old-fashioned way

The big end of the cane is fed into the mill first. It's harder that way, Howard said, but if the small end is fed in first, too much pressure is put on the mill and a breakdown in certain. The old mills are increasingly hard to find, Howard said.
The big end of the cane is fed into the mill first. It's harder that way, Howard said, but if the small end is fed in first, too much pressure is put on the mill and a breakdown in certain. The old mills are increasingly hard to find, Howard said.
Photo by Jerry Moore