What are you canning?

Low acid foods, like most veggies, ready made recipes and meats all require pressure canning to keep them safe.
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Re: What are you canning?

Unread post by Old Fashioned » Fri May 03, 2019 7:38 am

Patrice.....All you listed for possible failures....check! No pressure changes, always turn back rings with Tattlers (even metal lids too), tighten up after.....the only possible was headroom. I had cut a partially frozen top round steak into about 2" wide and 4" long and stood them up in the jars, then pushed them down to pack tighter, but may have been within a fraction of an inch of headroom limit. Probably should have been to the top of the shoulder of the jar, not to the last ring of threads. Except these jars were wide mouth and no shoulder......and yes I run a knife down the side to release any air pockets & pressed down again. No liquid added. As I said....live & learn. Next time I'll pack it differently.

As for mushrooms, I may stick with drying them, store bought canned or fresh. But I just had to try it.


As for the Tattlers...….on many of mine, there is a little 'piece'....like from the manufacturing mold, that sometimes gives me a bit of trouble getting the rings on. I do get them on, but it's like a snag. I've wondered about that since I bought mine from their site as a bulk purchase...…..no cute display boxes, just all in a big box.Does anyone else have that on new Tattlers??? |em22|

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Re: What are you canning?

Unread post by patriceinil » Fri May 03, 2019 8:01 am

I bought mine from their site but they came in boxes of 12 lids and rubber seals so no issue with the little extra bit. Maybe write or call the company and say they are defective and get a replacement for them.

The only other things I can think of is any grease/fat that didn’t get wiped off the jar rim might prevent sealing as would minor chips or uneven edge in the glass at the rim.

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Unread post by Farmfresh » Fri May 03, 2019 8:20 am

I dry my mushrooms as well. It is just SO easy. Most people blanch them before dehydrating them, sometimes I do and sometimes I don't.
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Re: What are you canning?

Unread post by Old Fashioned » Fri May 03, 2019 9:19 am

Patrice......I've had them for over a year, maybe 2 years, so I think I'm stuck with them. I'll just have to remember it's better to leave more headroom than not enough.....and for meats I'll use metal lids. That and maybe I'll use a fingernail file to see if I can smooth over those little bits.

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Unread post by calendula » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:52 am

I taught Ethan, my 15 year old son, how to water bath can the other night. He made 8 pints of apple sauce. |em23|

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Unread post by Farmfresh » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:30 am

Excellent! I love to pass on the knowledge that way! Did he enjoy the process?
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Unread post by calendula » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:43 am

He did, and he's already talking about what he wants to can next!

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Unread post by patriceinil » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:54 am

Awesome!

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Re: What are you canning?

Unread post by bittersweetbranch » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:49 am

Made some spaghetti sauce this week. Added green pepper, onion, and garlic. Had 1 cup left over so we sampled it.....all of it. This recipe has crushed red pepper in it. It has a little bite. Turned out really yummy. It is good enough that we are going to make another batch and use it as our salsa. I think it is also going to be good to add to chili this winter. 1 recipe for 3 different uses. Hope the peppers and tomatoes keep producing a little longer now. We were ready for the garden to be finished .
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Re: What are you canning?

Unread post by patriceinil » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:49 am

Sounds yummy!

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