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Questions tagged [canning]

Questions about food being preserved into glass jars, metal cans, or other air-tight containers using a variety of heat treatment steps to ensure a reasonable level of pasteurisation and/or sterilisation

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Peri peri sauce

I’m a bit confused, do we leave the bottles in boiling water for 20 min before putting the sauce in and then seal the bottle and put it back in boiling water for another 10 min, or do we put the ...
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Why does processed meat contain preservatives, while canned fish needs not?

I've read that canned salmon typically does not contain any preservatives. On the other hand processed meat (such as ham) contains them. Why are preservatives needed in some cases but not others?
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Why does my home made chilli sauce ferment?

Good day all My lovely wife makes a super sauce with chillies, olive oil, lemon juice, wine vinegar and garlic. Works a treat when we make a jarful for home use and one or two extra ones for friends. ...
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Why do home-made pickles float in the jar, but commercial pickles don't?

I make a lot of home-made pickles; mostly pickled onions/shallots/cucumbers. I use a cold process and I don't pre-brine. I notice all of my pickles always end up floating to the top of the jars, even ...
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Sodium in canned beans and legumes

I was looking at some cans of black beans and chickpeas I had. They both had higher sodium than I would have expected. Much higher than non-canned varieties. I am wondering where does that sodium ...
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Canned tomatoes with too much vinegar

I canned some tomatoes using vinegar but now the taste in my pasta sauce is too acidic. Is there anything I can do to correct this in my sauce?
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Are fermented home-canned berries safe?

I just opened home-canned blueberries and blackberries. They are probably 5 years old, and taste like alcohol. Are they safe to eat? I don't know anything about the original canner's intent. The ...
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What is the lowest temperature at which botulism spores are killed?

I am wondering if it's possible to pressure can low-acid foods in my Instant Pot. Now hear me out. I know it's not recommended because the highest pressure that can be guaranteed on it is 10.2 PSI, ...
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Canning with candles

I am not sure about the right terminology as I am not a native speaker, but is it possible to conserve solid food in a jar with a candle? Boiling is used to decrease air and for the food to be well ...
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Canning Chili Sauce

I'm going to have a very large crop of Thai chilis this year. I'd like to make a large batch of sweet chili sauce. Can this be canned like you would jelly or jam so that it's shelf stable?
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storing crispy fried onions

I'm looking to know how to store home made crispy fried onions. I'm not looking to refrigerate for a week or two. I want to be able to know how to store them in a glass bottle for long term storage.
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Is it possible to can hummus?

The question was prompted by running out of suitable sized plastic boxes for some home-made hummus, so I used a couple of old jam jars. This was for freezing, but it got me thinking. I assume a ...
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Short term storage for fresh soup

I make and sell freshly made, plant based soups. (no dairy, oil or meat in them) I sell them in quart jars. I'm wondering if I hot water can them, will they last longer in the fridge, for my ...
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Are canned, unsweetened elderberries supposed to smell like blue cheese?

I know someone who recently water bath canned some blended-up elderberries without added sugar (it should be noted that elderberries aren't sweet in the first place). We ate a jar of it that didn't ...
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Canning Vegan White Sauce

I have a white sauce recipe similar to Alfredo that I made up and a vegan friend of mine and I recently made it but substituted all vegan products and it turned out fantastic. I was wondering if it ...
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Temperature range for canned goods

Temperature range for canned goods? The question is about home canning in glass but I suspect the same applies to commercial metal cans. I have read under 70 F and bad things happen fast at 100 F. ...
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Reprocessing Salsa

I was using a new canner for the first time and while processing salsa I could not get the 10# control to jiggle. I processed for approximately an hour and the canner was under pressure during that ...
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Canned food, botulism and ph [duplicate]

Recently i started to do some home-made canning. The procedure I use is Use a pressure cooker to build the jars (cristal ones) for about 10 minutes at 120C. Cook my vegetables (normally tomatoes, ...
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I made salsa and washed jars but did not put in boiling water ? They all sealed? Is this safe

I made salsa and after all done realized I did not sterilize the jars? Is this safe or how can I fix?
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Canning salsa without a hot water bath [duplicate]

I just started canning hot peppers last year. This year I am canning salsa. I boil the jars, lids, and rings just before I seal the jar. I make 3 pints at at time. I combine all my ingredients and add ...
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Sweet pickles for home canning

I want to substitute some natural cane sugar for white sugar, because I don't have enough of the white to make pickle recipe. The recipe calls for 7 cups of sugar, and I have 4 1/2 of refined white ...
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How to prevent home-made apricot marmalade from going mouldy

I made a decent amount of apricot marmalade about a month or so ago and canned them in a clean and new containers and the lids appeared to be air-tight. A few days ago I opened one: I did a Google ...
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What preservative can I use to can my hot sauce

I've made hot sauce for my family using the following ingredients: peppers onions garlic tomatoes salt And I would like to try canning it. What can I use instead of vinegar to preserve it. I really ...
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Canning Jar bottom pops off during canning

Each canning season I have a canning jar that the bottom cracks off during the canning process. Anyone know why? The jars are checked for cracks, chips and sterilized before each use.
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Can I reprocess jars of salsa that didn't seal

I made salsa last night and this morning all jars didn't seal. Can I just put new lids on them and put them back in hot water bath?
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Can meat flavored tomato sauce be used without heating?

I saw similar questions but I can't comment as I'm new. Is there any tomato sauce with meat chunks? Can those be used without cooking?
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Can you freeze or can buttermilk syrup?

I like to make buttermilk syrup in bulk to have on hand. I am wondering if I can can(preserve) it, and if I would need to process it. Or if I should just freeze it. It has buttermilk, butter, sugar, ...
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Durian Jam (Pectin ratio)

My friend and I have a tradition of giving each other unspeakably horrible presents on each other's half birthday. I want him to be able to enjoy the delicious taste - and smell - of durian all year ...
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Should I sterilize new canning jars?

They are new. Never opened. Sealed. Do I have to bother sterilizing both lid and bottle by immersing them separately in canner and pan? Or are they safe and sterile considering they are straight from ...
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Canning fresh meat in an oil bath?

I was recently given some home canned fresh pork, that was preserved by boiling at 100C for three hours. It is only a few weeks old and tastes delicious, but after reading up on canning processes, I ...
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Processing time mistake while canning meat

Processing time for meat (Chili con carne in this case) is 90 minutes for quarts but I made a mistake and stopped after 75 minutes (pints). What should I do? I'm thinking of opening the jars in 12 ...
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What to expect from canned bear meat?

I aquired a can of bear meat from Finland. I'm not sure what to expect of the contents of the can. Will the meat be pre-cooked? I can find some ideas online for preperation of fresh bear meat, but ...
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Interruption in canning process

I was processing venison in 14 pint jars at 10 lb. pressure. It had only begun to process, approx. 10 min. I got an emergency phone call from my Mother and had to turn off the pressure cooker. I ...
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Can I turn my unset jelly into cactus fruit gummies instead?

I tried making prickly pear fruit jelly. I accidentally used regular pectin instead of low-sugar pectin. Is there a way that I can turn my unset jelly into cactus fruit gummies instead?
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Does honey always have to be heated in order to liquefy it for bottling?

Some honey producers claim that they are honey is unheated. Assume that the producers in question are decently large scale and sell their honey in typical bottles/jars/pails. However, talking to ...
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Water boiled away during canning - now what?

I am canning in pint jars (larger than I usually do) and at the end of canning I discovered that the water had boiled down to about an inch below the tops of the jars. I'm adding water back and ...
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Jars didn't seal

I made a ton of jams and jellies about six weeks ago to sell at an upcoming open house. Normally I am very diligent in ensuring they have sealed within 24 hours of processing before I put them away. ...
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Canned Stewed Tomatoes without lemon juice

I'm making stewed tomatoes & forgot to put the lemon juice in before sealing the jars. Will they still be ok or should i start over?
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Can I make shelf stable cocktail mixers by pressure canning?

I'm trying to essentially make my own cocktail kit to send a friend (sans alcohol). Rather than asking them to buy a lot of the ingredients, such as fruit juices, I'm wondering if I can basically ...
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Elementary Tomato Canning

I don't have the stomach for a proper recipe for tomato canning. I simply "binge" bought an enormous box and am now trying to salvage what I can. Here is my recipe: Gently simmer 6 quarts/litres of ...
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Canned smoked salmon

I canned my smoked salmon last night in my pressure cooker at 11lb pressure for 110 min on my stove. Then I turned the stove off waiting for it to cool off and fell asleep. I woke up this morning with ...
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Is tomato sauce safe if the water evaporated in the canner?

When I opened my canner after the allotted time, I became aware that water had evaporated and the lids were not immersed in the water -as when I started. Most likely evaporation the cans sealed almost ...
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Can canned food (like tuna) be refridgerated for months then put back in the pantry?

I forgot about the tuna I left in the fridge.
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Are you supposed to stir sauerkraut while it is fermenting? [duplicate]

I am making sauerkraut I have the cabbage and salt in the crock. I mixed it together really well as I did this. I know it takes several days to be ready to can. Do I stir it some more while it is ...
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How to know if a recipe is acidic enough for storage/bottling?

I've made some hot sauce that consists of: Whole large white onion Jalapenos (about 5, seeds and veins) Poblanos (about 3, seeds and veins) Sweet Peppers (about 6, seeds and veins, unknown name, ...
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Pressure canner vs water bath at altitude

OK, I know right of the start that asking which way to go is opinion based, and the both still likely have their pros and cons, but still asking, more for what are the pros and cons for each method as ...
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Delayed Pressure Canning by 12 hours? OK? or no?

We did a batch of canning the other day. We take our beans and blanch them then let them cool off. We take our mason jars and boil them as well as our lids. We take the jars out of the boiling water, ...
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What is fresh preserving?

What kind of canning does fresh preserving refer to, or is it an all-encompassing sort of thing (e.g. water bath canning, pressure canning, freeze-canning, lacto-fermenting, etc.)? I see the term ...
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Is it normal this white substance in my canned green peas?

I just opened a can of petit pois and I found them covered in this white, gooey substance, as opposed (or maybe better "in addition") to the usual clear liquid. I don't think I have seen it before. I ...
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*Roughly* how many tomatoes go into a 24oz jar of pasta sauce?

Suppose I have medium-sized roma or plum tomatoes and want to make a jar of pasta sauce. Assuming I do not add mushrooms, peppers, onions or a significant amount of other fillers, roughly how many ...