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Sorghum

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Captain America, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Captain America

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    Anyone eat sorghum? I had some with biscuits for breakfast yesterday and it was GOOD! It had been years since I'd enjoyed this old traditional Southern treat.
     
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    I've got Steens, which don't suck all that bad for store bought. Makes pecan pie too good to waste on yankees.
     

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    Man yeah, that is some good eating right there. :wavey:
     
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    As a boy, I remember watching them make it......watching a mule going around in a circle turning a press, squeezing the juice out of stalks of sugar cane. My granddaddy grew sugar and syrup cane and I used to help him in the fields. Wow, that was long ago.
     
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    There's an old sorghum mill still operating near my home town in west GA, or at least there was up until a few years ago. Nowdays I expect the hard part is getting a mule. ;)
     
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    I remember getting gallon paint cans of sorghum molasses. Could see the bottom of the can when opened. Great mixed with butter on biscuits. Can't find good light molasses any more.
     
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    my dad bought blackburns sorghum. it came in quart jars. that's pretty much all i knew 'till i grew older. after i tried other forms of syrups, i decided i thought sorghum has too strong a flavor.
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    I buy homemade can syrup in mason jars at my local feed store.
     
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    Oh, sorry, wrong stuff...

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    Had some Saturday with my bisquits. I mix mine with a little butter.
     
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    Yeah, I know sir.

    Haven't had any good molasses, or any molasses for that matter since I left the south.

    Dang the bad luck.
     
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    Is sorghum the same as molasses? If not, what the heck is sorghum? Don't beat up the Yankee; its an honest question. I love dark molasses.
     
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    Mitch..keep that pecan to yourself. Pumpkin with molasses is the best. You know i'm right.
     
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    Mitch..keep that pecan to yourself. Pumpkin with molasses is the best, after strawberry rhubarb which doesn't go with molasses. You know i'm right.
     
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    ... after strawberry rhubarb which doesn't go with molasses.
     
  17. bennwj

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    Sorghum is $30+ per gallon. Molasses is less than half that price.

    Sorghum tastes a bit sweeter and not as heavy as molasses to me.

    My father-in-law puts sorghum on biscuits, and I have had it. I would rather have good, dark honey.....
     
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    I love honey and molasses straight from the jar. Have never seen sorghum for sale around here. Would love to try it.
     
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    I'm going to do a bad job of describing the difference (IMHO) between Molasses and Sorghum...here goes.

    I grew up on REAL maple syrup. My wife hates it and she uses Mrs. Butterworth's or some such crap.

    The difference to me between Molasses and Sorghum is kind of like the difference between real and fake maple syrup. They kind of taste the same but not quite....

    One of the Lieutenant Colonels that works in my directorate grew up on a bee farm near St. Louis. His dad has alzheimers and until this year had 2,000 hives. They are down to 250...just enough to keep dad occupied under supervision.

    I happened to mention to him that I love honey and now I get a jar about every two weeks.
     
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    Actually, that's a great job describing the differences. My father kept bees in Hawaii and Maine (Navy brat here) and living in New England I know the difference between real maple syrup and Butterworth's. Thanks.