Southern Syrup Makers Association Public Group | Facebook
I f the South could be encapsulated by a single symbol of industry, it would be the syrup kettle. An iron cauldron, coveted for its capacity and revered for its cost, was indispensable to the nineteenth-century landowner. These workhorses, which ranged in capacity from 40 to 100 gallons, processed everything on Southern farms, from cane sugar to hogs to soap. Louisiana is our home, so the sugar kettle (also known as syrup kettle) has long been a staple of our outdoor gardens. In the late 1990's, we realized the allure of the historic sugar kettle far outweighed its obtainability and affordability on the antique market. The idea of Grove Kettles was born!