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canning questions

jacinthe | Nov 22, 200612:07 AM     5

This might fall under cookware, I'm not sure? Anyway..

I'm going to try canning for the first time (making apple butter for holiday presents), and I have the jars with the two piece caps - but I don't have one of those special canning racks to put the jars into when sterilizing them. Do I absolutely need one (all the instructions mention them), or will carefully placing them into a pot be enough? I guess that they help in getting the jars out of the water, but other than that, is there a real need for them?

Thanks!

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