[Sca-cooks] sugar cane

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Thu Jan 4 21:45:17 PST 2007

Aeduin mentioned:

<<< In the Philippines they grow quite a bit of sugarcane and there are
some vendors who will take a water-buffalo cart full through the
neighborhoods selling it by the foot.  The stalks were about 5 feet
in length and about as big around as a fairly decent bit of sword
sized rattan.

We never made sugar out of it since we were too busy extracting the
sugar by the "chew on a bit then spit out the pulp" method.

The fresh stuff was fairly juicy, so you could probably get a fair
amount of sugar-water from it and then reduce it to crystals. >>>

Just think how the SCA might be different if they'd chosen sugarcane  
for SCA weapons instead of rattan...

Then you could just chew/drink that old banged up sword instead of  
tossing it...

Does sugarcane ferment? Or is the sugar concentration in the sap too  
high for this?

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