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Canning

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

15 Canning Tips for Complete Beginners

If you're trying your hand at canning for the first time this year, you're not alone. While it's not quite as tricky as creating a sourdough starter, there are some important things to keep in mind...

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Canning lid fail

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by OhioLadyBug 2 years 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 6 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 ...

Lemon marmalade recipe, fruit juice sweetened

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by tigerlily16 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 12 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...

Help! How do you can / jar blood sausage?

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by fr1p 3 years ago

Growing up overseas, I remember my mother buying blood sausage canned in glass jars. It tasted great, although it was a little more gelatinous, like an aspic or sliceable loaf, like a very hard jel...

Food safety in jarred "ketchup"

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by somervilleoldtimer 3 years ago

I am about to make a fruit "ketchup" (basically a cooked salsa) with a recipe from a relative in Montreal. Her recipe says pour the hot, cooked fruit into sterilized jars, let sit overnight, then a...

salsa canning

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by salsamaker 10 years ago

I need to gather info regarding canning salsa without cooking it first, only doing a warm water bath. 1st off i use mostly diced canned tomatoes but sometimes do add fresh tomatoes. Also i see a lo...

No water bath jam

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by martak 10 years ago

Hello, I made my first batches of strawberry jam in the fall. I still have some jars left. The person who showed me what to do told me that filling the sterilized jars, sealing them, and turning...

Salsa

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by schultz2078 3 years ago

I am a experienced canner. But love the taste of fresh cilantro in my salsa. I hot pack my Salsa, can I add the cilantro to the hot salsa as I put it in my hot jars with the hot lids, and then hot ...

Can I use Instant Pot for Steam Canning?

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by cookin_mama 3 years ago

I've been scouring the Internet, but can't seem to find a strong yes or no answer on this question ( well, I can find both yes and no answers) . It's clear Instant Pot cannot be used as a pressure ...

Canning Tomato-Based Salsa

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by CindyJ 13 years ago

Is it safe to can an uncooked salsa using a boiling-water canning process? The ingredients are tomatoes, onions, garlic, serrano peppers and cilantro. The canning recipes I've seen all call for c...