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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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Can I use Instant Pot for Steam Canning?

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

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...

Has something changed with canning lids?

by Gin n Tonic 11 years ago

This is sort of an odd question, but I've done a few batches of canning over the last few weeks and don't know if I'm inattentive or if things have changed. Using Ball-brand supplies in all cases. ...

Question RE pressure canning untested mango BBQ sauce recipe

by FoodieFrannie 11 years ago

Hi all you canners! Down here in Miami this time of year, we have mangos by the truck load! I have a very large tree that normally produces literally hundreds of huge mangos each year. I enjoy m...

Jamming, Canning and Preserving 2017

by MmeFleiss 4 years ago

I just made my first batch for the year. My husband loves the pickled onions that he eats in London, so I decided to make him the batch from The River Cottage Preserves Handbook. I wanted to keep t...

Can you hot water bathe dehydrated tomatoes in oil?

by Chandler114 4 years ago

So my bf has grown more tomatoes than I know what to do with and I started to put them in the dehydrator. I love store bought dried tomatoes in oil but it's expensive! I've read you can store dried...

Pots/Pans, Demeyere, Spring, Sitram, Mauviel

by thinktwiceandthenthrice 4 years ago

My husband and I have saved enough to buy 6-7 excellent pots/pans and would love recommendations. I've looked at Staub ECI and SS Demeyere Atlantis/5Plus, Mauviel, Spring Brigade Premium, Sitram Ca...

Using tiny jars to can

by sylviamyrvold 3 years ago

I want to give away 200 little jars of pepper jelly at a wedding. The jars only hold 1.5 oz and I am worried the lids won't seal properly. Do I need to water bath them? Should I do a wax seal inste...

No Salt in Pickles

by kshbennett 4 years ago

I have discovered that I made a really big mistake when I canned at least two batches of pickles this summer...I forgot to add the salt to my brine! Is there anyway to fix these? I’ve thought abou...

Apple Butter with no canning?

by TripChick 13 years ago

Forgive me if this topic has already been dealt with but my search did not come up with anything and I am desperate! We went apple picking yesterday and came back with almost 100 lbs of apples. ...

I neglected to process tomatoes for the recommended time period (40 minutes)

by shelbyy 4 years ago

I've been canning tomatoes with my grandmother for years and have always cold packed them with salt, basil and a bit of sugar, then placed them in a hot water bath for 20-25 minutes to process them...

Acid levels

by Shellyr 4 years ago

I just realized that I only used about half the kosher salt and vinegar that I should have in the 17 pints of salsa I canned the other day. I water bathed them 15 mins and they all sealed right awa...

Pressure Canning Tomatoes: Do I need an acid?

by sixelagogo 12 years ago

My dude and I bought a pressure canner with the knowledge we could can low acid foods (green beans) and questionably acidic foods (tomatoes) without the use of additional acid such as lemon juice o...

Unsure if my jars sealed properly!

by lkostadinov 4 years ago

I'm new to canning, but I got a recipe from my Bulgarian friend for some pickled vegetables that are popular in Bulgaria. I used some old marinara sauce jars to can some of them a week or so ago, a...

My Rasberry Peach Jam tastes bitter

by KJHALLADAY 4 years ago

I made some raspberry peach jam and added 2T of lemon juice like the pkg for peach jam suggested. Now the jam tastes bitter. Can you help me?

Canning: bubbles rising in jelly

by THewat 4 years ago

Hi smart people. I just made David Lebovitz's apple jelly for the third or fourth time. It's a winner of a jelly - I highly recommend it. In this case, I used a mix of local apples, all really fres...

Canning jars not sealed

by potica 13 years ago

I made several batches of plum jam and some of the jars did not seal. Can I replace the lids and process in a water bath without reheating the contents of the jar? If so do I place the jars in wa...

Novice canner needs help!

by kydds4kids 4 years ago

I canned Italian green beans and some yellow beans last night in my pressure cooker. The lids started popping while my pressure cooker was still decompressing. That has never happened before. Are m...

Help with canning!

by BobbieJ 4 years ago

I've been canning greeen beans for about 4 years. I have a new canner and for some reason when I canned the beans they lost over an inch of the water in the jar. What am I doing wrong?? Thanks for ...