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Food Preservation

How-To's on putting food aside: canning, freezing, drying, much more...

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Comment by Stuart Forthman on July 26, 2012 at 4:11pm

I have always left the seeds in when making blackberry jelly

Comment by Janis Ahern on July 26, 2012 at 3:18pm

My blackberries are coming on strong and I'm home this year as I've retired from the airline business. I want to make preserves/jelly etc. I don't have a food mill but do have a mixer that I can buy an attachment for.  Anyone have ideas about the seeds? I cant find one of the old metal ones with the wooden, cone shapped pestle.

Thanks everyone. I will appreciate hearing from you.  

Comment by Caroline Malcolm on December 19, 2011 at 1:09pm

Thanks, Andy!

Comment by Andy Kenny on December 18, 2011 at 3:31pm

It was the simple lemon, yeast, ginger and water recipe. After 4 weeks it was defo had some alcohol in it. Thanks for the help people! 

Comment by Pat Johnson on December 16, 2011 at 10:59am

There are vinometer's sold at homebrew stores that will give you a ballpark guess at the alcohol content but ideally you would have to know the original specific gravity (sugar content/potential alcohol content) and then subtract the final specific gravity (remaining sugar that didn't ferment into alcohol. Buying a Hydrometer at the homebrew store would be the best answer for future batches where you could test the original and final specific gravities and the sure of the actual alcohol content. A Hydrometer is a simple floating thermometer-looking device that you float in the liquid and read the scale at the surface of the liquid (easy to figure out and it comes with instructions). They should cost between $5 & $10. You could also buy one online. Just do a google search for Hydormeters.

Comment by Aliza Ess on December 15, 2011 at 5:43pm

Andy, I believe beer brewing stores should have equipment that lets you test how much alcohol is in a brew...

Comment by Caroline Malcolm on December 15, 2011 at 3:21pm

Andy - what's your ginger ale recipe?! Would love to try it...

Comment by Andy Kenny on December 15, 2011 at 3:04pm

I have been making ginger ale these days, tastes a bit alcoholic, is there anyway of testing how alcoholic? Also apart form the ginger and lemon is there any other fruits or spices worth adding? 



Comment by Reiny Rizzi on October 25, 2011 at 5:34pm

It's official.I will have a garden on my own next year.I am so happy.Finally I can grow all the fruit and vegetables I want to use for canning, myself.

Now I can dream, looking through seed catalogs and plan for next year,yuppie

Comment by Pat Johnson on October 6, 2011 at 8:22am
Great Job Torry. Congradulations.

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