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Re-potting jelly?
Wed 30-Nov-11
10:06 pm
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auntyspamantha

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Is it possible to re-pot my jelly into smaller jars (to give as gifts)? If so, how?! I've made Sloe & Apple; Plum & Apple; Blackberry & Apple; (yes, we had a glut of apples!) and Crab Apple; also 3 Fruit Marmalade Jelly (with orange, lemons & grapefruit).

Wed 30-Nov-11
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Hmm

I think if you gently reheat it, it should melt and you can then re-pour, just not sure if it will be sterile unless you got it hot enough - which may affect the set/taste/colour

Wed 30-Nov-11
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Thanks. I might try with one jar and see how it goes.smile

Wed 30-Nov-11
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let me know Samantha, would be interesting for future reference. And welcome by the way

Thu 1-Dec-11
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Doesn't pasteurisation occur at 70C for a few mins? It might be that you could hold the jam at below boiling for long enough to ensure it is sterile but without boiling it.cheers

Fri 2-Dec-11
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Thank you, Terrier. That's good to know, JoannaS; looking forward to a morning of experimenting. Watch this space! smile

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Eager anticipation now! cheers

Fri 2-Dec-11
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Well, I tried just reheating gently but it was grainy (hundreds of tiny lumps) so I put it back in the pan and brought it to a rolling boil. Still grainy! So I started to add boiled water (quite a bit by the end), and eventually the lumps disappeared (I kept stirring it - I didn't want it to stick or burn after all the trouble!) Once I could see there were no more lumps I stopped stirring. I did the wrinkle test and potted it up. I'm just worried now in case it hasn't set in the jars! (I think I'll open one tomorrow to check!) After all that I think I may just make a fresh batch and put it straight into small jars! Thanks for your help wave                  

Fri 16-Dec-11
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Good luck with that - would be good to know if it worked out ok for you.

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