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Old August 27, 2013   #1
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http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YQRRF 27 August 2013 Sovereign Coronation Grape Juice
There are four grape vines in the garden. Boca Noir, Sovereign coronation, Concord and Niagara. Sovereign coronation and Niagara are ripe and the harvest was made into juice. Sovereign coronation produced 10 pounds of fruit, which translated into four litres of juice. This grape is also a good table fruit and is ripens earlier than the Concord. The fruit was picked, washed, removed from the supporting structure, covered with water,boiled until soft, beat into a slurry, strained, poured into litre jars and pressure canned at 15 PSI for 15 minutes.Picures depict the process.
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http://www.durgan.org/URL/?CNJSN 27 August 2013 Niagara Grapes made into Juice
Forty pounds of Niagara Grapes from the garden were made into 18 litres of juice. The grapes were cut from the vine, removed from the substrate using a mesh, washed, cooked, made into a slurry and strained to remove the seeds, then pressure canned at 15 PSI for 15 minutes. Pictures depict the process.
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Are the grapes you made into juice from your own grape vines? Looks yummy!
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http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GYEIA 14 September 2013 Juicing Concord Grapes.
My one Concord grape vine produced about 40 pounds of grapes, 30 after culling and cleaning.The grape clusters are slightly unevenly ripened but quite sweet, so it was decided to pick them.Fourteen litres of excellent juice was obtained. Process was remove grapes from supporting substrate using a plastic mesh. The grapes were placed in a cooking pot and covered with water. When cooked, the grapes were hand blended into a slurry.The slurry was put through a food mill for removing the seeds.The juice is sweet and most pleasant to drink. Pictures depict the process.
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http://www.durgan.org/URL/?QLLRO 16 September 2013 Concord Grape Juice.
A supplier of pick your own grapes was found on Kijiji. I drove to St. Catharines and picked two pristine bushels or about 75 pounds of Concord grapes.Cost was $20.00 per bushel. The grapes were made into 40 litres of juice about two pounds of grapes per litre. Method was to remove the grapes from the support substrate using a mesh. The grapes were cooked in three batches of about 25 pounds each. Five litres of water was added to the cooking pot to facilitate cooking and to thin the juice. After cooking about 15 minutes the grapes were beat into a slurry using the hand blender.The grapes were then strained using a food mill. The liquid was then placed in litre jars and pressure canned in batches of seven for long term storage. Pressure was 15 PSI for 15 minutes. Pictures depict the process.
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Wow! That sounds like a ton of work!!!!

I'm just curious about the added water. I can see adding a little to facilitate cooking, but wouldn't a concentrate be a good idea and use up less of your storage conainers?

Linda (who has two young Beta grape vines which only yielded a small bowl of grapes.

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A supplier of pick your own grapes was found on Kijiji. I drove to St. Catharines and picked two pristine bushels or about 75 pounds of Concord grapes.Cost was $20.00 per bushel. The grapes were made into 40 litres of juice about two pounds of grapes per litre. Method was to remove the grapes from the support substrate using a mesh. The grapes were cooked in three batches of about 25 pounds each. Five litres of water was added to the cooking pot to facilitate cooking and to thin the juice. After cooking about 15 minutes the grapes were beat into a slurry using the hand blender.The grapes were then strained using a food mill. The liquid was then placed in litre jars and pressure canned in batches of seven for long term storage. Pressure was 15 PSI for 15 minutes. Pictures depict the process.
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http://www.durgan.org/URL/?QLLRO 16 September 2013 Concord Grape Juice.
A supplier of pick your own grapes was found on Kijiji. I drove to St. Catharines and picked two pristine bushels or about 75 pounds of Concord grapes.Cost was $20.00 per bushel. The grapes were made into 40 litres of juice about two pounds of grapes per litre. Method was to remove the grapes from the support substrate using a mesh. The grapes were cooked in three batches of about 25 pounds each. Five litres of water was added to the cooking pot to facilitate cooking and to thin the juice. After cooking about 15 minutes the grapes were beat into a slurry using the hand blender.The grapes were then strained using a food mill. The liquid was then placed in litre jars and pressure canned in batches of seven for long term storage. Pressure was 15 PSI for 15 minutes. Pictures depict the process.
Thanks for sharing

I have been given away my Concord Grapes to my neighbors & making Jelly. Know my Historical Muscadines are ready. I might make grape juice with them this year. They are the small blackish ones, grown my Natives Americas to make medication from. Please share any Ideals for my Muscadines.
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I use the same method of of "juicing" for almost all produce. The Concord are almost perfect. If water is not added the juice is too thick for drinking. Actually with practice, it has been found that covering most produce with water is about right. I have about four hundred containers of various material, and storage can get a bit miserable, since good records must be kept or the container open to see.

The grapes I canned this year are Concord, Sovereign Coronation, and Niagara. I had some Boca Noir but they didn't ripen evenly so I left them for the birds. I don't think one can go wrong canning any grapes. The process is simple. Also grape wine is touted to have certain health benefits, which canned grapes also have without the debilitating effects of the alcohol.
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The Concord are almost perfect. If water is not added the juice is too thick for drinking..
This is probably a foreign concept for people here in NA, but when I was a kid in England, we used to buy all sorts of concentrated juice in screw-cap bottles, from orange to black current (Ribena). We would simply pour a small amount, say a couple of inches of concentrate into a glass and fill it up with water. My mother was especially stingy with the concentrate, and I remember thinking that the juice always tasted so much better at the homes of my friends, who's mothers were more generous.....

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