Just worth mentioning: there are many recipes, telling how to prepare tomato juice at home. They differ from each other either radically, or in details. Invariably one: at the entrance we have tomatoes of any sort, of any size and almost any degree of maturity, and at the output - a delicious and wholesome tomato juice. This is the best fate for those fruits that were rejected when sending tomatoes to pickling or marinating.
So, at the entrance - a bucket of tomatoes (which roughly corresponds to 6 kg of fruit). Wash them, cut off the damaged parts, cut into several pieces and put them in a fire-proof container of the appropriate size. A pan with a thick bottom, a cast iron boiler, etc. will suit. Capacity should be placed on a slow fire and cook, from time to time stirring.
After the tomato brew boils, it should be simmered on the stove for about an hour. As a result, the fruits should so boil to be easily rubbed hot through a wire mesh. The more they decay, the less will be the cake.
The output should be 3-4 liters of juice - thick as mashed potatoes. It is again brought to the boiling point on fire, gets rid of by noise from the foam and is poured into previously sterilized cans. It remains to roll them and store at room temperature.
After the production of tomato juice is completed, you can do anything with it. You can just drink, after diluting because of the density of boiled water (compare the juice, cooked in this way and passed through the juicer - feel the difference). You can add salt, hot red pepper, etc. to it.
Such a production of tomato juice at home allows, absolutely nothing in it without adding, make it sweet and sour. The first is obtained from large fleshy overripe tomatoes, its something most pleasant to drink. And small fruits give juice with sourness, which is much more universal. They can fill borscht, it is good to put out cabbage rolls or stuffed peppers, from it is prepared an excellent sauce for lasagna. Finally, this juice is used as a preservative for whole sweet peppers, peeled tomatoes.
Remember that, in addition to indisputable advantages and usefulness, tomato juice has a number of contraindications, so everything is fine.