The manufacture of sorghum sirup. Page: 2
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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL.
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
DIVISION OF CHEMISTRY,
Washington, D. C., January 3, 1899.
SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith the manuscript prepared
by Mr. A. A. Denton, of Medicine Lodge, Kans., on the manufacture
of sorghum sirup.
In submitting the manuscript the author says:
In the following pages the simplest means only, suited to sirup makers who have
limited facilities, are considered.
A considerable improvement in the quality of sorghum sirup is effected by removing
all suspended impurities from the juice. The impurities which neither rise nor
settle, and which are not successfully filtered out, injure the product. In this article
the matter is considered, being the first and simplest step in the effort to improve the
quality of sorghum sirup. The consideration of the second step, the removal of
soluble impurities, is reserved for a second article. The removal of these matters is
essential to the production of a finished first-class table sirup, and it is intended to
work experimentally in that line the coming season, and to test and to develop the
most practicable process for removing both the solid and suspended impurities, and
also the soluble impurities from sorghum juice, so as to prepare a high-grade table
sirup, in place of the crude product which has heretofore been made.
Mr. Denton has devoted many years to the study of the problems
connected with the culture of sorghum cane and the manufacture of
sirup. Owing to his large practical experience in this work, this article
should be of value to the many thousand farmers who annually produce
sorghum sirup for their own use and for local and other markets.
I therefore recommend that it be published as a Farlers' Bulletin.
H. W. ~WILEY,
Chief of Division.
Hon. JAMES WILSON,
Secretary of Agriculture.
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