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Canning

Enjoy the flavors of summer all year long. Discuss canning techniques, recipes, equipment, and more with the Chowhound community.

What Is the Difference Between Jam and Jelly?

For as long as we’ve been eating fruit, people have been keen to find a way to preserve it in order to enjoy it year-long. The easiest way to accomplish this is by cooking fruit juice or pieces of fruit...
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Pectin recommendations

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by wvetrone 4 months ago

I would like to make some high quality jams. I want to buy the top of the line pectin but I am very new to this area. Does anyone have any recommendations? And/or vendors to buy it from?

BPA - canned fish

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by borisabrams 6 months ago

Hi! I was wondering if anyone knew any stores/brands selling BPA-canned fish. I can only see Wild Planet, which seems to only be tuna. What i really want is sardines and salmon! Thanks!

Reprocessing pickles

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by Danybear 6 months ago

Recently I purchased a humongous can of Maille Gherkins at COSTCO's business centre. Can't resist a bargain, but need to know if I can break down the can and re-process (can) the pickles without se...

Too late to heat process my jelly and jam?

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by soccermom13 7 months ago

About 7 days ago, I made apple jelly and Italian prune plum jam. I put it into sterilized jars then screwed on plastic lids. I had hoped to clear out some freezer space for these jars, but I now ...

Canning lid fail

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by OhioLadyBug 1 year ago

I’m pretty new to canning (2 years). A couple months ago I PC’d quarts and jars of pinto beans with bacon and onions. I cooked at the right times 60/90 at 10 lbs. They all sealed with a ping, ping,...

Forgot to put salt in my canned tomatoes

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by Jewelscanning 4 years ago

I just canned tomatoes an forgot to put salt in them an they boiled in a canning pot for 45 min do I need to redo them please help

Old fashioned southern treat... Pickled spiced peaches

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by ggeorgio 7 months ago

When I was growing up, when preparing for guests, my mother served pickled spiced peaches with the meal which were the highlight on her southern table. I always begged at least one from my mother, ...

Using food coloring to enhance colors when pickling

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by ggeorgio 7 months ago

It's peak watermelon season here in sunny South Texas. Truck farmers, roadside stands, farmers markets are brimming with this iconic summertime treat. My family LOVES WATERMELON! Fat ones, skinny o...

Converting a refrigerator pickle recipe to water bath canned recipe

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by ggeorgio 7 months ago

I LOVE candied dill pickles- the recipes use commercially prepared & bottled dill pickles (like you buy at the grocery store) that are drained of the pickle juice, salt-water brined overnight, rins...

Kroger Canning Supply Sale

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by NonnieMuss 9 months ago

I have no idea if this was just one location or what, but my local Kroger has marked all the outdoor/grilling/summer stuff 70% off, and for some reason they included the canning supplies. I checke...

Whiskey Infused Honey--Can I BWB This?

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by secondhandbookstore 11 months ago

I have a whiskey-infused honey recipe (1 cup honey, 1 bay leaf, 1/4 cup whiskey simmered on the stove and then stored in the fridge) that our family loves a lot. My sister asked if I could make it ...

Does anyone add salt in their jams?

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by N_Little 1 year ago

I'm looking to make a raspberry lemonade jam, focusing on the flavor of the lemons, but I'm afraid it will be too tart to be used as a convetional spread. I heard of and have tried salt on lemons b...

Lemon marmalade recipe, fruit juice sweetened

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by tigerlily16 1 year ago

I’m looking for a recipe similar to Fiordifrutta’s organic lemon spread (marmalade). The only ingredients are lemon peel and juice, apple juice and pectin. Does anyone have a recipe like this that...

Bad beans?

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by fasttlane 1 year ago

I opened a can of kidney beans it was foamy and smelt sour... i put a bit in my soup but then fished them out quick. Some of the canning slim is still in my soup. Is my soup still safe to eat? Were...

Canning Home-Made Salsa

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by jhammon34 1 year ago

I have a salsa recipe that people love and are asking me to sell it to them. I use can tomatoes but fresh jalapeno, garlic and cilantro. In order to water can the product it says I must boil my r...

What is the acid or pH level of hot peppers?

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by Caralien 10 years ago

I'm (again) considering canning or somehow preserving the hot pepper bounty I have. It appears that low-acid foods are prone to botulism; peppers (ie jalapenos and habaneros) have more vitamin...