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by GroovyDuck
08 Dec 2010, 20:39
Forum: Sloe jam, jelly, etc
Topic: Damson jelly
Replies: 1
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Re: Damson jelly

Not entirely sure, but pectin precipitates out in alcohol (becomes a solid) and it is part of the process of producing pectin. However, the heat used to make jam should drive off the alcohol. It sounds more likely that either the jam didn't reach 'jamming' temperature (investing in a sugar thermomet...
by GroovyDuck
08 Dec 2010, 20:06
Forum: Sloe jam, jelly, etc
Topic: How late is too late to harvest Sloes for jelly?
Replies: 1
Views: 4304

How late is too late to harvest Sloes for jelly?

Have just found a great patch of sloes in Epping Forest. I've made sloe gin before and would like to make some jelly. I know they are best after the first frost but can they be picked as late as December? The sloes are quite soft but not rotten, they don't taste quite as astringent as they do in Oct...