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  • Oscar Wilde
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    Originally posted by sherryrn View Post
    .... Just e-mail me.
    What? And not share with the rest of us?

    O.W.

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  • sherryrn
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    Please, if anyone can send me some good recipes to can I sure would appreciate it! Just e-mail me.

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  • mabear
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    I've canned MANY times on my glass top stove and not had any problems, maybe I was just lucky?....naw, it's not possible for ME to be that lucky that many times!!

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  • Beanie
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    [QUOTE=DMGNUT;58335]I've been told the pressure cookers with a flat bottom won't hurt the glass top stoves.
    Not for sure about this... something to do with the heat transfer.
    Just a thought.[/QUOTE

    Both my canners came with a Warning not to use them on glass top stoves!!! I wouldn't take any chances myself.

    I want to stock more pint jars! I did everything in quarts and found it's too much for 2 people! Meats I did in pints or those 12oz jars but I think I might start canning my meats in 1/2 pints for storage though, will have to find out the processing time though, books only list pints and quarts.

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  • DMGNUT
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    I've been told the pressure cookers with a flat bottom won't hurt the glass top stoves.
    Not for sure about this... something to do with the heat transfer.
    Just a thought.

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  • Oscar Wilde
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    Originally posted by nightwolf View Post
    Glad to see others have found the lost art of canning, ....
    NightWolf, I had similar problem with my garden .... too much rain, too soon, Then when it was needed, no rain for weeks. Maybe you could dig a couple of dry sumps upstream of your garden.

    I can with an electric canner now. I have a "stove top" canner but my former bride insisted on having a glass top stove. According to the mfgr canning will damage the glass top, so for now that canner serves as a large soup pot. I remember my grandmother canning fruits and vegetables in a "hot bath" on the stove top when I was a kid. There are times that I wish I'd have asked questions 'bout important things.

    Iffin we was neighbors, I'd gladly swap you some of my canned chicken for some of your wine.

    O.W.

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  • nightwolf
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    Glad to see others have found the lost art of canning, at least to many city dwellers. We have only done things we can do in hot water bath, pickles and any mater stuff. Sauces and salsa. the Mrs. does do in different size jars also. Oscar, we have used the great home can things as barter items already, swap you some canned stuff for some home made jerky, or wine, or any other thing we find. we also want to take a shot at a pressure caner, you can do so many things then. Stews soups. sady our garden didn't fair well with the over amount of run off water from the mountain. then the blight hit the maters. next year will be doing some water diverting system. keep on canning Oscar, you have a good start. One step more then the neighbors.:p

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  • Oscar Wilde
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    Originally posted by hford View Post
    .... I love to can. I haven't tried meat and/or beans yet, but it's on the list. :) I actually prefer smaller jars,.... nice to see other people can. Oscar, do you use a pressure canner, or just a hot water bath when canning beans and meat?
    Hford, I use a pressure cooker / canner. I found the method for canning meat here: http://www.simplycanning.com/canning...#axzz1gO2JQxIY . I've raw packed a lot of chicken but I haven't done any beef. I've made my own potato and bean soup and then canned it. I have canned some quarts but mostly use the pint jars also.

    O.W.

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  • countryboy6685
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    For the most part we cann in pint jars as it is about the right size to make things that we eat .
    Robert W

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  • hford
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    I know this is an older thread, but I love to can. I haven't tried meat and/or beans yet, but it's on the list. :) I actually prefer smaller jars, because I'm always afraid things will go to waste if I put it in quart jars. I save those for tomato juice and things like that. All my jams, jellies, butters, and things of that sort I put in 4 and 8 oz jars. Pickled things go in pint jars. Anyway....nice to see other people can. Oscar, do you use a pressure canner, or just a hot water bath when canning beans and meat? I would like to learn how you go about it.

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  • herbalpagan
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    Good idea! I sometimes lock myself into only making one size of an item and this year, I'm going to vary that a bit.

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  • Lostinoz
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    Oscar, you are quite welcome and glad I could help! I am so proud of you, too!! Now...pics!!! Oh and no more grabbing hot jars bare-handed!! (just a tip) :p

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  • Oscar Wilde
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    Canning

    In my excitement to act on my newfound knowledge of canning (thanks Oz;)) I went about gathering parts, pieces and supplies....I realized that many folks here preparing are preparing for families....the rest of my "family" eats Purina...I am canning for myself. I prepared a two gallon mix of something or other containing meat and beans + other ingredients in various combinations. I found that I can prepare; two 1 quart jars in the event I have "company".... don't mind sharin.... 3 pint jars....for me and a "friend"...and two jelly jars for my individual meals. I won't eat a quart jar, nor pint jar of my "soup" in one setting and without proper refrigeration after opening will go to waste...thought I'd share my epiphany with you fine folks. Again...thank you Oz.:)
    O.W.
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