It is the time of the year that we are harvesting the summer bounty. If you have peaches, grapes, tomatoes or anything else that you grow and like to preserve through the winter then that means it is canning season for you.
Here is a great recipe for getting great grape juice out of your grapes. Read the full recipe here:
1. Wash and stem grapes.
2. Put grapes in sauce pan.
3. Crush with potato masher or similar device.
4. If there’s not enough juice to cover the crushed grapes, add just enough boiling water from a kettle to cover the grapes.
5. Heat pot to a boil, then lower to a simmer and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, until the grape skins are soft.
6. Strain through either a double-layer of cheese cloth, or a jelly bag.
7. Discard skins and sediment.
8. Put juice in covered containers in the refrigerator and let stand there for 24 to 48 hours.
9. Carefully pour juice into a pot, being careful not to disturb the sediment at the bottom of the containers.
10. Discard sediment.
11. Taste the juice cold, see if you want to sweeten it.
12. If so, do so now to taste.
13. Heat juice, stirring occasionally, until it comes to a boil.
14. Ladle hot juice into jars. (See note on special jar sterilization.)
15. Leave 1 cm (1/4 inch) headspace.
16. Wipe jar rims.
17. Put lids on.
18. Process in a water bath or steam canner.
19. Process half-litres and litres for 5 minutes; 2 litre (quart) jars for 10 minutes. Increase time as needed for your altitude.
A great option for outdoor canning is a propane cooktop. You can keep your kitchen tidy and get the power and space that you need to can. Using a propane range you can run both your pressure canner and waterbath canner with no reservations about the stove holding both canners at the same time. Heavy and full of water, Propane stoves are built for the task.
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