OK…I’m sure that this topic has probably been discussed many times over…but I am going to bring it up again. How exactly should the blender method work?

I tried to use a blender last year on several batches of test OP hips that I collected from local nurseries and ended up with nothing but chopped seeds and mush. I altered and dulled the blades and tried again. Same results. So what am I doing wrong? Is there a particular trick to this?

Judith Singer had a great idea to use a rock tumbler for some cleaning after you do some quick extraction of the seeds. I have one coming sometime in the next week and will probably try a couple of test batches in there to see how that works (still have some OP hips sitting in our extra fridge in the basement).