the_jersey_lilly_2000 wrote:Looks like the iron pot/kettles that are used to cook ribbon cane juice when ya make syrup.
exactly. back in the old days before huge sugar mills, louisiana growers would use 4 of these to process the sugar out of cane. this one is what they call the batterie, which is the last kettle in the process. its also the smallest kettle used in the process. Pretty much this kettle was used to "strike" the syrup, which if done right would crystalize the syrup into sugar. If the strike was off, it created molasses. theres a long history on the old way of making sugar down here.
but we dont do sugar cane on our farm. wayy too messy. grinding is during the middle of winter in the worst weather we get in south la. ill stick to my grains so i can hunt.