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Old 05-09-2013, 01:23 AM   #1
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If you pick a butt load of blackberries would you run them through your crusher? Put them directly in the press and press the juice off? Thoughts?

 
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:25 AM   #2
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If you pick a butt load of blackberries would you run them through your crusher? Put them directly in the press and press the juice off? Thoughts?
No, they don't need to be crushed. I stick mine in the freezer until I have enough, and then just put them in big mesh bags and then ferment on them. When I remove them, after about 5 days, I just squeeze them out. They are pretty soft and there isn't much left of them.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:07 AM   #3
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I do the same, but bought a crusher/destemmer and press and looking for an excuse to use them

 
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I do the same, but bought a crusher/destemmer and press and looking for an excuse to use them
The crusher wouldn't be useful, but you could use the press if you wanted to I guess!
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:13 AM   #5
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I run mine through a food mill at the same time we make our blackberry jam seems to work just fine, but I have just froze them and tossed them in the bag as well.

Really doesn't make a difference as long as you are using good fruit.

 
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:02 AM   #6
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Run them through your crusher, macderate them overnight with pectinase than gently press in a fine bag, if you press to get every drop of juice out you mill get like 50% volume of sludge.When we are doing a lot of berries this is much easier than dealing with them in the primary. WVMJ

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