2022 Cane Syrup Production/End of an era

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  • Labeeman

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    Saturday January 15, 2022
    As I drive over the mighty Mississippi River it is still dark, but I’m already running behind. The day before as we were finishing harvesting the cane to make our syrup my cousin said he needed to get started early so we agreed to get going around 6:30 am. I’m the cleanup man for this operation so I usually stop by the store to get items to make our lunch for the day. I got to Plaquemine around 6:20am and pulled into a local grocery store and got lunch supplies for the crew. I then jumped back in the truck and rolled up to the syrup shed around 6:40am. Not too bad for making a stop along the way. As the title stated this is the end of an era for us. This will be the last time we cook syrup at this location. The building we used was built by our family in the late 70’s when we were still actively farming. It was used for different purposes but we started using it to make syrup at least 10 years ago, probably longer than that but my mind cannot remember. It has done its duty over the years and many gallons of syrup have been cooked in it. Over the years though different storms and termites have taken its toll and it’s just not suitable anymore for syrup making. We have wanted to move the operation for a long time and we finally are going to make the leap this year. Through a series of hard work, damn good luck and the grace of God we have a new building to cook our syrup in.
    The master minds of the operation, which I am not one of, have designed the building to be much more user friendly and believe it or not it even has indoor plumbing.
    The old building will never be forgotten and the memories will last forever also. The syrup making went as planned and the syrup turned out very nice. Before we left I made the crew take a few pictures for posterity and then we packed up everything and headed to our shop to store the syrup. The pics show us crushing the cane, the syrup kettle, our crew, and the new syrup shed being framed.
    We do have a limited supply that we are selling, so if you want some, just pm me or text me at (225) 978-2403. You’ll have to pick it up in Baton Rouge at my honey stand as we don’t mail it because it’s in glass jars. It’s 10.00 a bottle
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    saxmanson

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    Best wishes in the new location, too bad nobody sells your product closer to New Orleans just so I could try other Louisiana-made cane syrups besides my beloved Steens.
     

    3fifty7

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    Well done, once again. I hope yall make many more memories in the new location.


    We ended up making a 43 gallon batch of syrup this year. Hopefully I’ll get to look into a pressurized filtering system we can put in line before bottling.
     

    JB-Glock21

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    What an interesting story!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Good Luck & Best Wishes for the future.
     

    ajk3rd

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    Covington, LA
    Saturday January 15, 2022
    As I drive over the mighty Mississippi River it is still dark, but I’m already running behind. The day before as we were finishing harvesting the cane to make our syrup my cousin said he needed to get started early so we agreed to get going around 6:30 am. I’m the cleanup man for this operation so I usually stop by the store to get items to make our lunch for the day. I got to Plaquemine around 6:20am and pulled into a local grocery store and got lunch supplies for the crew. I then jumped back in the truck and rolled up to the syrup shed around 6:40am. Not too bad for making a stop along the way. As the title stated this is the end of an era for us. This will be the last time we cook syrup at this location. The building we used was built by our family in the late 70’s when we were still actively farming. It was used for different purposes but we started using it to make syrup at least 10 years ago, probably longer than that but my mind cannot remember. It has done its duty over the years and many gallons of syrup have been cooked in it. Over the years though different storms and termites have taken its toll and it’s just not suitable anymore for syrup making. We have wanted to move the operation for a long time and we finally are going to make the leap this year. Through a series of hard work, damn good luck and the grace of God we have a new building to cook our syrup in.
    The master minds of the operation, which I am not one of, have designed the building to be much more user friendly and believe it or not it even has indoor plumbing.
    The old building will never be forgotten and the memories will last forever also. The syrup making went as planned and the syrup turned out very nice. Before we left I made the crew take a few pictures for posterity and then we packed up everything and headed to our shop to store the syrup. The pics show us crushing the cane, the syrup kettle, our crew, and the new syrup shed being framed.
    We do have a limited supply that we are selling, so if you want some, just pm me or text me at (225) 978-2403. You’ll have to pick it up in Baton Rouge at my honey stand as we don’t mail it because it’s in glass jars.
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    JBP55

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    I normally get mine from the Judge Ray Chutz family near Pine Grove.
     

    Cajun Camper

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    Glad you guys have a new facility. Indoor plumbing is hard to beat! I grew up on Steen’s syrup & used to run thru the syrup mill as a kid with the Steen boys. Good luck to you & your family.
     

    Request Dust Off

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    Bee,
    I've helped someone make syrup before. As with most things I've done I come out of 'the other side' going from thinking it's expensive to how can they even do it for that price.
    Same/similar press and we hand filtered. A bit of work and you get to see the yield constantly shrink as you cook it. Possibly 30 years since I did it. It was on a LSU research station in St. Gabriel.
     

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