Wednesday, October 7, 2009
16 cups of washed grapes and 8 cups of water - bring mixture just to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Take off stove and pour into cheesecloth (4 layers) lined colander. Once drained return juice to pot and add 1 - 1 1/2 cups of sugar to taste. Bring back to just a boil and fill jars. Put lids on and do not tighten up. Place in a pot of boiling water and let simmer (process) for 10 minutes. Remove from pot and tighten lid. Set aside to cool - the lid will seal as it cools.
Here are my jars of juice - I got 3 full jars and 3/4 of another. I will add the remaining juice to the next batch. I cannot tell you just how amazing these grapes smell. My whole house has this wonderful grape aroma - and then when the grape juice is bubbling away I feel like I am in the Welch's grape juice factory. Definitely a smell I could get used to.