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  1. Home Canned Chicken Drumsticks

    Food and water
    Taste-tested some pressure canned chicken drumsticks from June of 2017. Lid was tight, hissed inward when I opened it, smelled perfectly fine ... basically like canned chicken. We'll see in a few hours if I turn into a zombie :D: Tasted fine but it was very greasy, and literally fell away from...
  2. Canning peppers and hot water bath

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Looking to can jalapeno peppers and was looking at some canning recipes. Several of the recipes say jalapeno peppers can be canned with a hot water bath. From my understanding a hot water bath is not hot enough to kill bot botulism. The solution used in canning the peppers is vinegar and...
  3. $5 Cases of Ball Canning Jars? Yes, I think I will!

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    A heads up to all who it concerns. Walmart is running Ball mason pint jars for $5 a case. The lids and rims are worth $5 alone. I've never seen canning items during Black Friday, but I'm happy. Stack'em up!
  4. How big of a canner is too big?

    Food and water
    I'm looking for another canner and was considering the All American - the two we have now are Presto. Has anyone used the 30 or 41 quart All American with two layers of quart jars at once? It almost seems too much. On the other hand, I'm considering just the 15.5 quart because I haven't done...
  5. Tattler lids

    Food and water
    Tattler Lids For those of you with experience using these I have a couple questions. Do you use your regular metal rings to hold the lid on while canning? How well do the gaskets hold up? What is the best way to store the rings? Do you heat them before placing them on jars? Can you use them...
  6. Oven canning

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have three apple trees, and this is the first year they've all done really well... except one of them has apple scar. So I'm canning all of those apples - my first time to try any kind of canning - and I'm using the oven. After cooking the apples and turning them into applesauce, I put it in...
  7. **Ladies Section** stockpiling canning supplies

    Ladies Section
    I apologize if this has been discussed, but there is a LOT of information on the boards and I haven't seen it here or elsewhere so.... One of the things on my list to stockpile is canning supplies. Whether we are only dealing with a short term economic collapse or personal financial difficulty...
  8. Rinse pressure canner between batches?

    Food and water
    For those who pressure can a lot, when you do more than 1 batch in a day, do you rinse out the pot between batches? Just wondering if the small amount of residual oils/juices that sometimes escape the jars affect the 2nd batch of a different food.
  9. Making and Canning Tomato Sauce

    Food and water
    So many of the recipes for tomato sauce call for simmering to reduce the sauce to the desired thickness. It's almost impossible for me to lose the juice from all that simmering, so I use a fine sieve/sifter to separate the sauce from the juice at the beginning. Lots of people don't cook...
  10. Itty Bitty (4 Oz) Canning Jars

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Found some itty bitty 4 oz Ball canning jars. They look like exactly the right size for single servings of vegetable dip, etc. Soooo.... are there any racks specifically made for them? if not, is there some reliable way to keep them in the rack and not all over the canner? any tricks/tips...
  11. Canning squash and zucchini

    Food and water
    Who here has some recipes on canning squash and zucchini? For fathers day I got a Presto 01370 8 quart pressure cooker. Then today my wife bought me a Presto 1745 16 quart pressure canner. The squash and zucchini are still producing, which means I need to start canning. How do you can your...
  12. Canning Incident

    Food and water
    I canned chicken broth the other day and encountered 2 problems. I have been canning for 30 to 40 years and have never had a major problem. After processing, I like to hear the ping of the jars sealing. Bbbbuuuuutttt! I had 7 quart jars just out of the canner and there were more pings than...
  13. Southeast Michigan, Pond's Edge Homestead & Garden 2014 - 2020

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    And so it begins again, +95% of the seeds are sorted into their correct shoe boxes, a planting plan is in Excel, dreams of Spring grow stronger, even though the main garden looks like this: The homemade rack has been upgraded to include heat mats It's made of PVC pipe and fittings. Once we...
  14. Is Canning really worth the time and effort?

    Food and water
    I bought a book on it, and I have about six months of food stored for my family but working towards a year. I keep an assortment of foods but mostly its the emergency long term dried food. Its simple and last 15 years plus if stored correctly. And as most of you know, store bought canned foods...
  15. Fall Canning Jar Count

    Food and water
    Just want to see what other people have put up from their garden. So far I have done: -28 quarts of red potatoes -36 quarts of dill pickles -6 quarts of sweet refrigerator pickles -30ish quarts of tomato/chili sauce -60+ pints of salsa -45 pints of green beans -6 quarts and 14 pints of...
  16. Canning with glass lids?

    Food and water
    Anyone have experience with glass canning lids on old mason jars? Are these advantageous because they can be reused? Do they have an indefinite life span? Also wondering how they traditionally sealed them?
  17. Apple Season! Help Me Preserve My Apples!

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Well, it's that time of the year again. One of the things that has always signified fall to me is the smell of apples. Living in central Pennsylvania, orchards are very prevalent. Most every year as a child, my family and I would go to a orchard, and pick our own apples. Usually we have some...
  18. {How To Make & Can My Italian Tomato Sauce.}

    Food and water
    Here is easy to understand instructions on how to make my Italian tomato sauce from garden fresh tomatoes and then can it. Enjoy :)
  19. Canning rings control solution

    Food and water
    I am cleaning out my cabinet of canning supplies today. The rings were out of control, spilling all over out of the canister I had them in. Harbor Freight sells some really big carabiner clips (8 inches) that they intend for carrying plastic grocery sacks. Canning rings thread on them and they...
  20. Don't Take Shortcuts When Canning

    Food and water
    I came across this article just a few minutes ago. I hadn't seen anyone else post this here. And there is so much misinformation out there. A few years ago I was looking to can pumpkin. I found a youtube video with...