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Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« Reply #150 on: May 24, 2019, 03:38:50 PM »
I havenít made Sugarcane juice for several months now and I forgot to report back how the motorized unit works. Well, it works great. It makes juicing so much easier although I am getting a lot less exercise now. It is still a difficult task cleaning the sugarcane stalks and I get plenty of exercise doing this but at least I can relax during the juicing portion.

I can now juice a full gallon of juice relatively easily and doing several gallons is much easier now compared to doing it manually.

My main issue with the motorized unit is that it doesnít have enough torque to power through large pieces of cane. My Sugarcane is typically thick to I have to cut the medium sized canes in half and my larger pieces need to be quartered. If you run thick pieces through the unit, it will just stall and I have to power it down and reverse the wheel manually.

The second issue with the motorized unit is that for some reason, my juice seems to have more bits of fiber in it. To circumvent this issue, I simply filter the juice through a single layer of cheese cloth.

I tried to run the juice through a coffee filter but it clogged instantly.

Hereís the final product

The San Diego Yellow juice, still yellow after 24 hours. I added lemon juice as an antioxidant




The Asian Black juice. The juice color is dark because I juice with the skin on so the color from the peel comes off with the juice. The juice from the Asian Black is exceptionally good this year.

These two Sugarcane varieties are must haves for anyone who loves Sugarcane juice. I donít give my kids soda so this is a real treat for my two daughters. The Sugarcane plant is like a giant sweet Wheatgrass that can uptake all the good nutrients in the soil so if you feed your plants with good nutrients, you can expect the plant to suck up some of those nutrients which goes back into the juice you drink.
Juice from the Asian Black Sugarcane

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Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« Reply #151 on: May 24, 2019, 06:26:08 PM »
thats very cool and looks tasty

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Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« Reply #152 on: May 24, 2019, 06:33:46 PM »
Cool. I bought your SD yellow and Asian black sugarcane from you via Spaugh. They are lemongrass-size now. Can't wait to juice them next year.

Juiced some California yellow and Florida red heirloom sugarcanes on Monday. It's good. You're right about those motorized juicers. Those red Florida heirloom sugarcanes are massive cane. I had to cut them into quarters in order to feed them through the juicer.

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Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« Reply #153 on: May 25, 2019, 10:43:41 AM »
Simon that juice  looks awesome!!! with some Rum it would be even better lol
I seen a grinder attached to a bench with a heavy wire brush, and revolution down toward the bench and u can push or pull the cane under it lifting & lowering it as needed all of the peel dirty stuff  comes off, but is messy.
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Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« Reply #154 on: April 13, 2020, 03:45:05 AM »
Hopefully peoples sugarcane plants grew well for them from all the cuttings Simon supplied last year.  I juiced my first few canes this week and made margaritas with them.  These are by far the best margs you will ever have.  The don julio 70th tequila is amazing if anyone wants to try it, they have it at costco and bevmo.  Glass of ice, fresh sugarcane juice, fresh squeezed lime juice, and a shot of tequila. 






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Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« Reply #155 on: April 13, 2020, 03:51:25 AM »
How much was your juicer brad

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« Reply #156 on: April 13, 2020, 03:59:36 AM »
194$ total with CA sales tax and free shipping off ebay.  The place selling them was in Bakersfield or somewhere near there.  Theres a bunch of people selling the same chinese units on ebay.  Mine was missing some screws but whatever I had some metric hardware laying around that fit   

I didnt ask Simon about cleaning the canes, what do you use?  I used a scotchbright pad on them, it made pretty quick work out of it.  Some canes have a little dirt or mold on them that need scrubbed, otherwise, not a lot of work involved.  4ft piece of cane makes a nice size jar of juice.  I juice 5 limes into the jar immediately to keep the juice from oxidizing based on simons recommendation and then make drinks with that.
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Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« Reply #157 on: April 13, 2020, 07:45:17 AM »
My Asian black sugarcane is tiny, the stalks are tiny. Don't know why.


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Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« Reply #158 on: April 13, 2020, 04:37:19 PM »
Brad,

Unfortunately the cane nodes I last bought from you, I couldn't root.
Let me know if you have some rooted to sell, will come and pick up.

Thanks,
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Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« Reply #159 on: April 13, 2020, 05:02:37 PM »
Ok, I can root some yellow ones.  The black are growing but they seem to take a lot more heat to get going and are slower to establish. 

The key to rooting them is use a heat mat or greenhouse or do it in summer. 

Ill toss a couple sticks in some pots in the GH to get rooted.  Contact me in June. 
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Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« Reply #160 on: April 13, 2020, 06:50:24 PM »
Thanks Brad. Will check back in June.


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Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« Reply #161 on: April 13, 2020, 11:39:44 PM »
194$ total with CA sales tax and free shipping off ebay.  The place selling them was in Bakersfield or somewhere near there.  Theres a bunch of people selling the same chinese units on ebay.  Mine was missing some screws but whatever I had some metric hardware laying around that fit   

I didnt ask Simon about cleaning the canes, what do you use?  I used a scotchbright pad on them, it made pretty quick work out of it.  Some canes have a little dirt or mold on them that need scrubbed, otherwise, not a lot of work involved.  4ft piece of cane makes a nice size jar of juice.  I juice 5 limes into the jar immediately to keep the juice from oxidizing based on simons recommendation and then make drinks with that.

For small quantities, I do the same as you and just use a scrubber and wash it twice to get all the dirt off.

I recently purchased a small electric power washer and the last batch of juice I brought you was power washed while the canes were still in the ground. I then chopped them down and then gave it a second hand wash.

Juicing the canes is very quick and easy, cleaning the canes is the hardest part in my opinion.

I did see the V shaped scraper that clean the outer peel but I read somewhere that the skin of the Sugarcane has done good health benefits.

My whole family loves fresh pressed Sugarcane juice. I personally still like it best with Calamansi juice as the antioxidant. The calamansi is very Tart so it prevents the color of the juice from darkening and the flavor is incredible because the tartness helps cut the sweetness. The Calamansi also has a wonderful tangerine like flavor.

Sugarcane is a great prepper crop. It contains lots of water, minerals, sugars and it doesnít need refrigeration if you leave it in the ground.

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Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« Reply #162 on: April 14, 2020, 01:52:46 AM »
Speaking of juicers, this lemon/lime juicer is the best.  They have them online, highly recommend.

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Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« Reply #163 on: April 14, 2020, 10:26:46 AM »
I have that juicer for citrus, Brad.  It's great.  I have a question concerning the natural sugar which is evaporated cane juice. (They sell it at Costco.)  Would you say it's healthier than pure white refined sugar?
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Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« Reply #164 on: April 14, 2020, 11:43:07 AM »
Pulled from the web, seems too good to be true, but whatever.  Its better than drinking soda.

If you search for sugarcane juice benefits, you'll find that it has been attributed as a natural remedy to a score of problems. It's rich in antioxidants so it helps fights infections and boost the immunity. It's rich in iron, magnesium, calcium and other electrolytes so it's great for dehydration. It helps cure the common cold and other infections and also fight fever as it boosts the body's protein levels. Besides these, there are a few more great health benefits of sugarcane juice that you must learn about:

1. One of the most important health benefits of sugarcane juiceis that it is a diuretic which means that it helps treat urinary tract infections, kidney stones and ensure proper functioning of the kidneys.
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2. According to Ayurveda, sugarcane juice helps strengthen your liver and is thus suggested as a remedy for jaundice. Jaundice is a condition where you find yellow pigmentation of the skin and membrane due to elevated levels of a substance known as bilirubin in the bodily fluids and is triggered by poor functioning liver. What sugarcane juice does is replenish your body with proteins lost and nutrients that it needs to recover quickly.

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3. Another important health benefit of sugarcane juice is due to it being rich in the good kind of carbohydrates, protein, iron, potassium and other essential nutrients that make it the ideal energy drinks. Especially in the summer months, a glass of cold sugarcane juice and really life both your health and your depleting levels of energy. It builds up plasma and body fluids and helps counter dryness and fatigue.

4. Ayurveda also suggests that 'sugarcane juice exhibits laxative properties thereby improving bowel movement and relieving constipation' (Source: ayurhelp.com). Sugarcane juice also has alkaline properties which means it's good for treating acidity and stomach burns.

5. It has a low glycemic index (GI) so it comes highly recommended for diabetics. A study showed that drinking sugarcane juice did not alter the blood glucose levels of diabetics drastically but you should check with your doctor before you start to drink some of this yourself.
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6. Sugarcane juice is extremely rich in minerals which helps prevent tooth decay and bad breath.
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Re: Sugar Cane Juicer
« Reply #165 on: April 14, 2020, 08:06:04 PM »
Speaking of juicers, this lemon/lime juicer is the best.  They have them online, highly recommend.



These ones work pretty well. I have an electric one I use as my Meyer lemons are to big for the manual style
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