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Making sugar syrup from cane that does not taste like grass?

Corndoggie12 | Dec 28, 201701:17 PM    

I am wondering if there are any folks who have made syrup from cane here. I grew some cane (which actually survived Irma) and now I am trying to make a syrup to use in coffee, tea or on cakes. I have heard that the cane juice can have a grassy flavor and this definitely does. I have a press. I ran an initial batch using about 10 canes. I was not great with my skimming during boiling and did get a murky syrup which did settle out. I filtered it which cleared it. I was expecting a sweet, slightly molasses smell. What I got is like lawn grass but not in a good way and very strong. I have not tried tasting it. What kind of things could give that flavor? Bad skimming? Harvesting too early? Problems with the cane from enduring a hurricane?
If anyone knows anything about Cane syrup or can point me at a website or discussion board more specifically for the home grower I wold appreciate it.

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