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Old 09-16-2015, 07:31 PM
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The concord grapes from my one plant were harvested. Twenty five pounds of quality grapes were obtained. There was no bird damage, no cob webs and no mold or dead grapes.The brix reading was 13. The grapes were removed from the substrate on a mesh screen, cooked and blended into a slurry. The slurry was strained through a food mill, mesh 2mm. Two pounds of grapes were used for each liter of juice This makes a strong rich tasting juice and is of a texture suitable for drinking.
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Mmmmm.... An equal amount of sugar to juice, cook down until it slides off a spoon correctly.... Grape jam...

I always enjoy seeing your "as it is done" picture series...

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Old 09-23-2015, 11:38 PM
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Mmmmm.... An equal amount of sugar to juice, cook down until it slides off a spoon correctly.... Grape jam...

I always enjoy seeing your "as it is done" picture series...

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I don't have sugar in the house. Added sugar, and substitutes has been removed from my diet. I do use a bit of molasses on my morning cereal mostly for the iron available.
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Default Concord grape juice

I have some very old vines of Concord, and other, grapes around my home. The Concord are the only ones I use. I use a steam juicer. filled as full as I can get it, steam at a slow boil for about four hours. I don't want to waste any juice. Draw off the juice about every half hour, until the flow diminishes. The juice is kept in a stainless 10qt kettle w/lid. When juicing is done I have my jars clean, and hot, in the dishwasher. I do mine open kettle method, do yours the way you like, and I add no sugar, or water to mine..
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