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Old 02-13-2007, 01:11 PM
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How do You Strain?

I need some help with straining pulp from juices. I have tried numerous times to use cheesecloth, rubberband, etc set in a strainer and EVERY TIME the cheesecloth slips or fills up too much or something and I end up looking like a painted cow and just don't want to bother with it anymore. I have 8 quarts of grape juice canned with the sludge sifting around in the bottom of the jar! there's only so much jello I can make with it!

So tell me someone please, how do you do this successfully. I have even tried one of those pointy jelly stands....am I using too many layers of cheesecloth?
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Old 02-13-2007, 01:53 PM
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When I make soy milk I use the mesh splatter guard you put over fry pans or pots. It is wide enough to be able to push the pulp aside to let it drain.
I have even heard of people using a paint strainer for making wine.
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You've got me thinking....
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:47 PM
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Have you ever tried using a jelly bag to strain with? They are a small drawstring bag usually made of muslin and it hangs from a collar above a bowl. You pour your strained grapes into it and the juice flows through the bag into a bowl. It can take awhile because the pulp itself will slow the process down. I have always had good luck doing it this way. Plus the bags are reuseable!

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Old 01-04-2010, 05:27 PM
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thanks, catlover, I'll look for one!
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