- Aug 10, 2008
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- Fuquay, NC
Oh that is a bummer. I usually run mine through the food processer and the pour in through some muslin cloth in my strainer. I keep thinking I'd get a food mill to do it, but I'm not sure if that would work with those seeds or not? I was told it would work with the paste tomatoes to narrow down the work, but I want to make sure before I invest in a mill yet. Those things aren't cheap... the one's that don't cost as much are so cheap I would break them and over use them before fall came!Ridgerunner said:I took 5 gallons of blackberries out of the freezer yesterday to make room for the tomatoes. I freeze tomatoes until I have enough for a big canning.
But I screwed up on the blackberries. I wanted to can the juice to make jelly later, but instead of following the instructions and boiling them, mashing them, and hanging them in linen or cheesecloth, I ran them through the Squeezo strainer after boiling them. I thought that would make the juice come out faster. Boy was I wrong.
The seeds came out in the Squeezo like they were supposed to and the pulp that came out was really dry. I hung the remaining stuff in linen and set up some cheesecloth and a collander for some more, but after 8 hours, I only had about a quart of liquid. That stuff was like a paste and would not release the liquid.
I finally gave up and canned the stuff. It made six quarts. I'll use it later to make seedless blackberry jam.