Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) Extracting Raw Juice

You all seem to be such proficient chefs. Well here is a place to share some of that cooking knowledge. Or do you have a cooking problem? Ask away. Jams and chutneys go here too.
Post Reply
Durgan
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 1162
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:02 pm

Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) Extracting Raw Juice

Post: # 241056Post Durgan
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:23 pm

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HZDXN 15 August 2011 Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) Extracting Raw Juice.

Five pounds of elderberries were picked today, and made into about two liters of raw juice.This will be stored in the refrigerator and used over the next few days. The juice is rich and has a drinkable texture.

scrap
Barbara Good
Barbara Good
Posts: 195
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:28 pm
Location: Artificial swamp area of North-Holland

Re: Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) Extracting Raw Juice

Post: # 241114Post scrap
Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:15 pm

May I ask how you work with that sieve?
Do you forcefully rub the clusters of berries over it or do you shake it back and forth?

Looks incredibly handy, I just spend hours ripping them from the stems with a fork... :?
''I'm riding a pig and trashing things,I dunno what else I'm supposed to do here.''
(My wife, while playing Lego pirates of the carribean.)

''If you open your mind too far your brain will fall out''

Durgan
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 1162
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:02 pm

Re: Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) Extracting Raw Juice

Post: # 241121Post Durgan
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:47 pm

scrap wrote:May I ask how you work with that sieve?
Do you forcefully rub the clusters of berries over it or do you shake it back and forth?

Looks incredibly handy, I just spend hours ripping them from the stems with a fork... :?
The sieve is just a piece of one/half inch mesh stretched over a frame. Purchased at most hardware stores. The bundle of berries is thrown on the screen and gently worked back and forth. The berries drop off almost as soon as they are touched. It takes about three minutes to remove the berries from the bundle shown, which is about four pounds each batch, which is my picking bag full.

I might add the silly fork or plucking way of removing the berries form their support mesh is why many people avoid processing elderberries. It has to be a very slow day or one will go nuts.

Post Reply