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post #1 of 8 Old 10-17-2017, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Concord Grapes

Just harvested a bucket of Concord Grapes. I guess we will use the steam juicer and get ready to make some grape jelly.
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Let us know when it's ready. I'll bring the chunky peanut butter.
Nothing better than a PB&J sandwich and glass of chocolate milk.

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Let us know when it's ready. I'll bring the chunky peanut butter.
Nothing better than a PB&J sandwich and glass of chocolate milk.
We are juicing them today. We already have apple, blackberry, and cherry juice so we might try some combo jellies.

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Ran 2 loads thru the steamer and got 2-3 gallons of juice. Once it cools we will put it in jugs and refrigerate/freeze until we are ready to make the jelly and syrup.
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MMMmmm Grape jelly!
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Re: Concord Grapes

Soooo...how does that juicer treat the grapes??

I grow buffalo currants and am trying to find a process that doesn't result in a strong tannin taste.
Buffalo currants are about the same size as your concord grapes.

And I'm too lazy to pull all the stems.

I've got 16 pints of juice and the tannin is strong enough to keep me from drinking it.

Thanks for any help.

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Soooo...how does that juicer treat the grapes??

I grow buffalo currants and am trying to find a process that doesn't result in a strong tannin taste.
Buffalo currants are about the same size as your concord grapes.

And I'm too lazy to pull all the stems.

I've got 16 pints of juice and the tannin is strong enough to keep me from drinking it.

Thanks for any help.

Tom
Its just a steam process. Our steamer is similar to this one. From bottom to top. Water in the bottom pan, juice collection in the second section, third is the fruit basket/colander, and the lid. I don't know if this will help or not.
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Re: Concord Grapes

Thanks for the fast reply.

My bad for not mentioning I have a steamer/juicer. Seemed silly for the small scale berry patch I have, but the other juicing systems I either have ( squezzo and the french "chinois" ) both require intense cleaning to get the fruit out of the device.

Fruit as in black deposits in the screen, squeezo's even sells new parts because the parts are pretty trashed when you remove them.

I used the steamer/juicer last season...worked great. Instructions said just pile the berrys, stems and all, into the thing and add heat. Even bought a bag of marbles to put in the bottom. "Yes, I need a bag of marbles and I'm 67 years old. Neighbor kid keeps taking my Blaster!"

Sorry, I wandered off. The juice has a strong bitter/sour taste. Information I had said that wouldn't be there.

Again, thanks for any help.

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