74 I am thinking along the same lines. I didn’t want all the seeds in it so we ground all the berries through a strainer resulting in a mostly seedless thickish juice. I think I should have let the juice and sugar cook down more before adding the pectin. It was the first time I had tried to make jam with a juice to start. My mom used to make strawberry jam when I was a kid but she always started with whole strawberries and would cook it down for a long time. I was really young so I don’t know if she used pectin or not.
Malgus your sugar concoction sounds like some of the drinks we tried to invent in college lol.