[NAFEX] Removing seeds

Jim Fruth jfruth at tds.net
Thu Feb 12 10:36:23 EST 2009

Recounting his jelly-making, Mark Angermayer said, "A lot of folks use a 
food mill to separate the seeds."

    If your batch is large enough to warrant it, use your cider press to 
remove the seeds.  Just make a cloth bag that is just a bit larger in 
diameter than you think you'll need.  There is no need to make a cloth 
cylinder because a large enough flat bag does the job quite nicely.  If the 
press's bed is worn, a metal tray is recommended for atop a wooden cider 
press bed but a piece of polyethylene will work too.  Just don't squeeze too 
hard too fast, if your liner is a light-weight fabric, or it could burst 
between the slats.  If your plunger doesn't fit tightly enough, wrap it with 
a worn wash cloth before inserting it into the basket.  This works better 
than the next best thing!

Jim Fruth
Brambleberry Farm
Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
For jams, jellies, syrups and more:
1-877-265-6856 (Toll Free)
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