Someone was crushing grapes, boiling them, packing them into grape jelly jars...literally Welch's jelly jars. There was wax for sealing the jars. I remember tons of jars each year.
The source of the grapes was the grape arbor in the back yard. A prized possession of the family.
Follow a grape jelly recipe from your favorite source. Here are some shots of the process to help you along. This is a two day process so plan ahead!
This is the first time we got grapes on our vines. Also harvested at my parent's house.
A perfect bunch of Concord Grapes
Washed and ready to de-stem. That colander is three times normal size
The mash. I think this is cool looking
100% pure grape juice...inedible. This needs to hangout in the fridge overnight
These are the remnants of the grapes
Next day. You need to strain out the crystals that formed overnight
Just before adding sugar.
I should have taken a pic of the rolling boil and then the canned product. Hope this helps when you make jelly!