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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:34 pm    Post subject: Canning Reply with quote

Does anyone do it? I'm thinking of starting a small garden this year and in order to get the most out of it I was looking into canning.

Any tips for a beginner?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I had an abundance of vegetables I'd rather freeze or pickle them. I don't like canned stuff at all with exception of tomatoes and some beans which can be okay in some cases.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never tried it.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Off and on. Tomatoes (sauced) and pickles (bread and butter) usually.

Lately we have a vacuum storage thingy. It has an attachment for sucking a vacuum into mason jars. Just putting fresh vegatables (like lettuce) in a vacuumed mason jar keeps them fresh in the fridge for much longer than you might guess. Not sure if that qualifies as "canning".
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love canning.

Jams (Strawberry and Jalapeno
Green beans
Relish (sweet and dill)
Tomatoes
Salsa
soups
Peaches
Collards and Turnips
corn
Peppers

You will need a pressure cooker and know what things to cook for what length of time. Easy to look up on the internet. Date all your cans. Make sure to check them... if the lids aren't sealed the contents are not safe.

Don't force the pressure on the cooker (even safely) because the shift in pressure causes the liquids to come out of the jar.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Menolly bought an Instant Pot pressure cooker earlier this year. Quite a versatile device and we get lots of use from it, but it's supposedly not suitable for canning.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A device that makes pot instantly? Genius!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A device that makes pot instantly? Genius!


But isn't pot supposed to relieve presure instead of building it up?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Appears you all are a day ahead. Today is the proper day for those reefer riffs.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canned 24 qts of green beans, 10 pints of dill relish, and 24 pints of jam in the last few weeks.
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