Elderberry Juice

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?MNDOB 7 May 2014 Elderberry Juice
I found a local supplier of frozen elderberries, so decided to make some juice.Thirty pounds were purchased at $3.00 per pound. Twenty liters of juice was made and pressure canned at 15 PSI for 15 minutes for long term storage at room temperature.The berries were processed in two batches about 15 pounds in each batch. The berries were covered with water about six liters per batch and cooked until soft about 15 minutes.The cooked berries were hand blended into a slurry. This essentially separates the seeds from the berry. The slurry was then out through a screen mesh to remove the seeds plus some berry residue and the pure juice was run into a pot.The residue from the screen was then put through a Champion Juicer to completely remove the seeds. The Champion Juice output was then mixed with the output of the screen juice.The pure juice was them placed in liter jars and pressure canned in batches of seven, the capacity of the pressure canner. Each liter contains about 1.5 pounds of elderberries. Pictures depict the process.

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