Grape Juice!

Posted by on July 20, 2009 at 3:05 pm.
Our Grapes

Our Grapes

We made five gallons of grape juice this weekend!  I would love to think that I could put some up and save it, but who am I kidding?  Half of it is already gone!

Grape juice is incredibly easy to make.  All you have to do is wash the grapes and add water just until you can see through the grapes.  Add sugar or honey and heat on the stove until the skins pop.  Let it cool and then squeeze (or smoosh) all the juice out.  The honey definitely gave it a different flavor than the sugar.  The kids seem to prefer the sugared batch better.

We have a juicing stand that has a cone shaped collander and a wooden paddle just for the purpose, but John says that his grandmother used to squeeze and drain them through a cheese cloth (or pillow case or something).

Ours could have been filtered a little more.  We left it rather pulpy, but I love that earthy flavor.

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