State University Extension
Preserving Food Safely - 01600763
local cider maker within 24 hours after it has been pressed.
PROCEDURE: Refrigerate juice for 24 to 48 hours.
Without mixing, carefully pour off clear liquid and discard
sediment. Strain clear liquid through a paper coffee filter
or double layers of damp cheesecloth. Heat quickly,
stirring occasionally, until juice begins to boil. Fill
immediately into sterile pint or quart jars (see following
directions for sterilizing jars) or fill clean, hot half-
gallon jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Adjust lids and
Sterilization of Empty Jars
To sterilize empty jars, put them right side up on the
rack in a boiling-water canner. Fill the canner and jars
with hot (not boiling) water to 1 inch above the tops of the
jars. Boil 10 minutes at altitudes of less than 1,000
feet. At higher elevations, boil 1 additional minute for
each additional 1,000 feet elevation. Remove and drain
sterilized jars one at a time as filled.
RECOMMENDED PROCESS TIME FOR APPLE JUICE
IN BOILING-WATER CANNER
Style Process Time At Altitude of
of Jar 0- 1001- over
Pack Size 1000 ft. 6000 ft. 6000 ft.
Hot Pints 5 min. 10 min. 15 min.
Hot Quarts 5 10 15
Hot Half-Gallons 10 15 20