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Thread: new to canning

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    Have fun canning. Order a Ball Blue Book for canning. Get a pressure canner. You can use your pressure canner for water bath canning also, but you cannot pressure can in the water bath canner. Do not use a ceramic top stove for pressure canner as the heat cycles on and off and does not keep the canner at the prescribed canner (according to my stove maker's directions.) I go over to my son's and use his electric stove with the rings; they give a consistent heat. Also go to your agriculture center and get every pamphlet they offer on canning, etc. You might even find out about a Homemaker's Club run by the Home Demonstration Agent. The help there is great. We need to utilize these people more as funding is being cut in any areas. Let's don't let this free service go away.

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    University has a wonderful site on preservong food. Link below!


    http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/

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    I have always foung Ball to have the best tasting and easy to read and understand recipes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sailsablazin
    Living in Indiana, how do you know about Reed City? I lived in Big Rapids for 9 years.
    There's this thing called the internet. I just googled and get the city, county and info for extension service.

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    Pressure canners are great and they usually com with a canning recipe book. If not Look for canning on Ball or Kerr canning jar sites.

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    Another excellent source, and just fun to read, is the book "Putting Food By". It will tell you WHY you have to do things a certain way and teach you what can happen when you don't follow the directions.

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    You can also get your pressure canner tested to see if the gauge is what it should be. Our Extension Educator can do this for us in this county.

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    Use the Ball Canning Book and google whatever veg you are going to can got different ideas.

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    Ball Blue book is the one I use. It used to cost $1, but much higher now. I've been canning for over 40 years, (can I really be that old). I still refer to the Ball Blue book. I use the pressure canner and water bath depending on what I'm preserving. DH is out buying our third freezer as we "speak". And there are only two of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbie1
    I always used the Ball canning book and I used pressure canner. Been canning all my life but with just 2 of us now, not so much. Makes you feel so good when you sit back and see all you accomplished! Good luck!!
    Same here, but Kerr also makes a canning book. I have both and sometimes one will have what the other doesn't. Have fun with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbie1
    I always used the Ball canning book and I used pressure canner. Been canning all my life but with just 2 of us now, not so much. Makes you feel so good when you sit back and see all you accomplished! Good luck!!
    i agree, the Ball canning book is great. it also has some recipes for lots of different things

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    I hope your enjoyed both festivals. This week is the Michael Moore Film Festival.

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