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James D Young
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Elderberries were not abundant this year, I only canned a few pounds. Usually I process around 50 or 60 ponds. As to the claimed medicinal properties, I take with a grain of salt.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?AKDTN 29 August 2014 Elderberry Juice.
Four pounds of elderberries were made into two liters of juice. Notice particularly how the berries are removed from the support substrate. The berries this year are fine quality but not particularly abundant in the cluster.Pictures depict the process.



http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YIZEK 18 September 2011 Elderberry(Sambucus canadensis)
Walking through the bush, a clump of elderberries was found with large clusters and totally ripe, so I picked 18 pounds and made into juice. These will be the last of the current 2011 season.
 
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That's so simple, why didn't I ever think of it?
 
James D Young
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Bill Bradbury wrote:That's so simple, why didn't I ever think of it?


After plucking with a fork the first time I encountered elderberries, I experimented and came up with the screen method. I might add, I do the same when I juice grapes.
 
Ghislaine de Lessines
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So it's a half inch mesh screen? I have both 1/4 and 1/2 inch hardware cloth I could make this with. Do you use the screen for anything else? My mom uses a much larger version to cure her onions for example. Thanks for linking your process here!
 
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Ghislaine de Lessines wrote:So it's a half inch mesh screen? I have both 1/4 and 1/2 inch hardware cloth I could make this with. Do you use the screen for anything else? My mom uses a much larger version to cure her onions for example. Thanks for linking your process here!

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I have several different size mesh screens on simple frames. Some are plastic and some are metal. I use them for removing fruits from their substrate if appropriate and also sometimes for straining garden soil for a particular application.
 
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