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Mustang Grapes

Discussion in 'Cooking & BBQ' started by SloppyShooter, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. SloppyShooter

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    Anyone here into Mustang Grapes?
     


  2. Ole Cowboy

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    I eat them when I find them. Got them ALL over my place, but not enough rain to ever see them go ripe. My fav is the Muscadine grape, love those thick skins...
     
  3. grasshopperglock

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    I've picked many 5 gallon buckets of them. Ex father in law would make wine with them. Otherwise it's a snot looking glob squeezed out a purple ball.

    We'd pick the grapes (which makes your hands feel like they've been bitten by piss ants).

    He'd pour a layer of grapes in an old ice chest. Layer of sugar and a layer of grapes. Once the ice chest was filled up. He'd smash them down using a 2x4 nailed into a 'T'.

    Once they were smashed. He'd drain the liquid and poured it into a 5 gallon glass water carboy. Stuck a cork in the top. The cork had a plastic hose that was vented into a mason jar full of water.

    He'd let it sit for about 3 months outside under a shed with the lawnmower.

    Mustang grape wine will put hair on your chest...
     
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  4. SloppyShooter

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    I make grape jelly with mine. BTW; No muscadines in this area...( too far west).
     
  5. grasshopperglock

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    Then use the mesquite beans. If you haven't tasted one. Grab a pod and snap it in half. Taste the juice. They have a flavor like a mild honey. Use those. The jelly is amazing too.
     
  6. deemus

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    Not in a very long time. I've had some decent wine made from it though.
     
  7. SloppyShooter

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    Saw an article in the Star Telegram back in the 60's for mesquite bean jelly. Got a recipe?

    BTW: I'm still making mustang grape jelly, best jelly ever!
     
  8. grasshopperglock

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    I made a batch years ago while living in Fort Stockton. From what I remember, it's a regular old jelly receipt. Like grape jelly. You prepare the seed pods like you would the grapes. Add pectin and can the jars. It comes out looking like light colored honey. Definitely a particular taste you can't get with anything else. Wonderful flavor.

    Other then jelly. I'd throw the pods on the grill for smoke. They'd give a sweeter mesquite flavor and smoked like hell.
     
  9. TheDan

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    Same here... The vines grow just fine, but never get any grapes.
     
  10. SloppyShooter

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    Well, there are male and female mustang grape vines....
     


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