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Jenny P

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I am running out of freezer space for fruit from my trees. I still have crabapples, apples, apricots, and grapes to ripen. I don't really have room for a second freezer. What are the thoughts on making my own juice, processing it into canning jars for winemaking at a later date? Is this something that would make a good wine? I would need to research on exactly how I would do it. I know in the past I have made apple juice from fresh pressed apples.
 

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seems like alot more work than just making the wine/cider. Why not just ferment and let them age?
 

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Ah. Well in terms of flavor fresh is best, then frozen, then cooked. (For most fruits).

Also, haze from pectin will be an issue. Using enzymes can avoid that i believe.

So in theory, no reason you cant can the fruit. Just has a few side effects. There may be others, but those are the main two that come to mind.
 
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