[NAFEX] Canning grape juice?

Stephen Sadler Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Thu Sep 24 18:55:05 EDT 2009

I agree with Lon that fresh is better.  To save freezer space, you can make
uncooked concentrate. Fill a plastic bottle with grape juice, leaving enough
headroom.  Freeze.  Invert the bottle into a jar and let it melt.  The ice
with the greatest concentration of stuff-other-than-water will melt first;
this is grape concentrate, and will leave water ice behind.  A quart of
juice will yield a cup of concentrate.  Freeze and use just like the canned


Second best, make fresh grape juice, heat to simmer, sweeten to taste, can
and boiling-water-bath can for 30 minutes.


Third best:

Weigh the grapes and put in a pan.  Add 1 cup of boiling water per 7 lbs. of
grapes (enough to cover). Simmer about 10 minutes without boiling.  Strain
through a juice bag.  Refrigerate for a day or two and strain again, to
remove sediment.  Return the juice to a simmer and sweeten to taste.
Process in a boiling-water bath for half an hour.


The ranking of best-to-less-best is based on my own experience, but seems to
be a consensus.


~ Stephen


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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of loneroc
Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2009 12:32 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Canning grape juice?


Hi all,


Does anyone have suggestions on canning grape juice?


If my memory serves, last year I brought the stemmed grapes to a near boil
(no extra water), strained, and added a 1/2 cup of sugar per  quart, then
put the hot juice into sterilized jars.  I didn't process in a water bath.
No one died.  Does this method seem OK or is there another way to do
it---preserving maximum flavor.



SW WI USDA zone 3, where I'm feasting on figs these days, and my potted
peaches are nearly ripe.

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