Bryant RedHawk wrote: I know of no cane mill ever made of stone, nor have I found any reference to stone cane mills, those were flour mills as best I can determine.
The vast majority of cane mills were and are still made of steel rollers with gears on the "head" to turn the rollers, even the small ones are expensive. The really big ones were usually steam engine driven. One, the Maasdam Sorghum Mill has been in continuous production since the late 1800's.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:hau, Holly, If your plants leaves were not turning brown when you harvested, then the white sorghum was not fully ripened.
When the Mennonite Sorghum is almost ready for pressing, the tips of the leaves will be streaking brown down towards the base, this usually occurs at around 100 days.
Outer leaves that are brown all the way to the base of the plant (approximately 105- 120 days) indicate it is time to test run some canes for sweetness.