[Sca-cooks] sugar cane

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Fri Jan 5 11:56:52 PST 2007

Selene repied to me with:
> Does sugarcane ferment? Or is the sugar concentration in the sap too
> high for this?

Stefan.  Bubbie.  Baby.  Does the word "RUM" mean anything to you  
the Royal University of Meridies?  >>>

Yes, I am well aware that sugar is the prime constituent in rum as  
honey is in mead. However, honey will not ferment at it's natural  
density. That is why it can be used to preserve food. Sugar can also  
be used to preserve food items in its solid or syrup forms. None of  
this tells me though, whether the sugar syrup in cane in its natural  
form is dilute enough to ferment. Ie: Can you take advantage of this  
if you want it to ferment or must you take care to keep it from  
fermenting, if say you were using a stick of sugarcane as a  
marshaling staff or sword substitute?

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