Canning grape juice.

Asked March 18, 2020, 9:34 AM EDT

I bought a quart of grape concentrate from a local wine supply house. I know I can freeze it, but I’d like to can it instead. I have 2 questions: 1. It has sulphur dioxide in it. Is that ok/safe to can. 2. May I can it as a concentrate in small jars or will I have to reconstitute it first? Thank you, Sande

Monroe County Michigan food safety

1 Response

Hi Sande,
I need more information. If the concentrate is still sealed, why do you want to break the seal and expose it to contamination?
What do you plan to do with the concentrate, if not make it into wine?
The grape juice concentrate from a wine supply store is not the same as grape juice from the grocery store. It is specifically manufactured for make wine, not to drink as grape juice.
Sincerely,
Chris