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JoeK...Syrups..enlighten me    Posted 10-02-2002 at 13:59:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have heard of maple syrup,molasses,sorghum etc,but have also heard of Popple(poplar) and Hickory Syrup.Aquaintance who makes his own syrup,claims popple syrup is akin to maple,and says he uses popple sap to increase his syrup volumes when sugaring.I've had his "maple" syrup and its tastes fine,not at all abnormal.Nothing found on web w/Google search other than some places that sell Poplar and/or Hickory syrup.
--Still tryin ta larn after all these yrs--

screaminghollow    Posted 10-02-2002 at 19:10:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've got an old book, (1920's?) from some Harvard Botanist. He mentions syrup was made from all kinds of maple, hickory, sycamore and black walnut. Even birch, although he says the sap in birches doesn't run until just before they leaf. I've tried maples and black walnut in February and both were good, I prefer the black walnut, deep yellow and buttery tasting. Couldn't get any Hickory sap.

Salmoneye    Posted 10-03-2002 at 09:51:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hickory 'syrup' is made from a 'tea' steeped from the bark and then has sugar added (lots) fermented then cooked down...not like making syrup from maples, birch or ash which is the sap boiled down...

Pcc-AL    Posted 10-02-2002 at 15:38:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Joe,
Down in my neck of the woods, all we ever had was sugar cane and cane syrup sure is good. Fresh cane juice at the mill is good too, but you have to dodge the yellow-jackets. They like cane juice. Nothing beats home made bicuits and cane syrup to me.

Burrhead    Posted 10-02-2002 at 17:24:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
That aint no kidding.

I mail order my surp from up in your neck of the woods. These coonass folks do fine with gumbo but they always cook the surp down too hot and too long.

Pcc-AL    Posted 10-03-2002 at 11:47:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Burr,
Last year a friend gave me a quart he got out of south Georgia. It was pretty good too. I don't know the exact place, but we still have some around here too. I like your gumbo too.

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