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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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How do I can coffee with milk? Basically a canned latte

I've been running my coffee shop for a while now and would like to venture into the world of canning my specialty drinks. my biggest hiccup so far is how to preserve the milk. I've seen that most ...
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Can't reach pressure [duplicate]

I couldn't get my canner above 5 lbs. After taking the lid and trying again increasing the heat and adjusting the gasket for 3 hours I needed to give up the stove for dinner. After opening up and ...
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Is the stock in my unsealed jar safe?

I canned beef and chicken stock at 12 PSI for 25 minutes and I left the canner untouched for two days with the lid on. After the two days, I opened the canner and found that some of the jars didn't ...
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What are the food saftey requirements to can beans in glass following the hot-fill-hold regulations (USDA)?

What are the specifications required to can beans in a glass jar following the hot-fill-hold regulations from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)? The way that most industrial food ...
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Extending shelf life of canned tomatoes [duplicate]

A, If I had canned diced tomatoes in store bought tins that had expiration date approaching, could I open them and re-can them in glass jars in a pressure canner? B, or should I make sauce first out ...
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Canning question [duplicate]

I was canning chicken enchilada soup in the pressure canner at 10 pounds of pressure. I walked out of the room and went to the restroom and when I came back it was down to 8 pounds of pressure. It ...
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Can a sealed jar be unsafe?

I've jarred soup with my pressure cooker. I know what a failed seal means, its gone bad. I have several jars which appear from the outside to have air displaced within a thickened body of soup and ...
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Can a cannery license can be attached to a home kitchen?

I'm wondering if a cannery license can be attached to a home kitchen. I have already searched the appropriate government websites. I'm not referring to "cottage food" regulations. I'm ...
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Processing times for homemade pectin

Does anybody know water bath canning processing times for homemade pectin? I would like to can homemade apple pectin in 1 litre jars. I used underripe apples
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Pressure canner error message

My pressure canner gave me an error about a leak in the pressure while canning october beans. It took an hour for the pressure to release after I unplugged the canner. The beans look cooked and the ...
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Why wasn’t my chicken broth boiling in jars when I took it out of the pressure canner?

I pressure canned chicken broth in my electric pressure canner. When I took the jars out of the canner the broth was not boiling inside the jar. Should I be concerned? That has never happened before. ...
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Is the liquid inside the canned chickpeas meant for consumption?

Can the liquid inside the canned chickpeas be consumed? Should I drain it or add it to the chickpea-curry?
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Freeze tomato sauce with failed seals instead of reprocessing safe? [duplicate]

My spaghetti sauce (no meat) didnt seal last night. Can I freeze the sauce after it's been sitting about 12 hours instead of reprocessing? Thanks.
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Forgot to acidify tomato sauce

I have 6 pint jars of tomato meat sauce, which includes shredded carrots, onions and ground pork sausage. I forgot to add citric acid this time around, but did process at 11psi for 60 minutes. Is ...
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I forgot to vent steam my canner for the 10 minutes while pressure canning my green beans [duplicate]

I worked up my green beans, cleaned them, and boiled them for about 15-20 minutes. Filled the jars(hot packed), added my clean boiling water, and then put in the pressure cooker. After a week, I ...
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Canning prepared and refrigerated jelly the next day

Stored 6 pints of prepared jelly in frig overnight. Can I now place jelly into canning jars and follow water bath processing? Or, do I need to eat it quickly? 🤣
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Fresh lime juice vs. bottled for canning tomatoes

After I canned some tomatoes using fresh lime juice, I noticed the recipe called for bottled. Will this batch be shelf safe?
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Canned apricots; siphoning on several of the jars

All of the jars have depressed buttons on the lids, and I can lift the jars by the lids. I cannot forcibly remove the lids with my fingertips. But when I use the spoon test several of them have a ...
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What happens when you provide too much headspace when canning?

All directions indicate that headspace is critical. Overfill your jars and liquid or food can expand out the seal and prevent a good seal. Yes I understand this completely. However, leaving too much ...
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How to preserve a sugar, oil free homemade chocolate spread? [duplicate]

I'm starting to make a business of selling homemade sugar and oil free chocolate spread, which will be sweetened with dates. My ingredients are: Sugar free cocoa powder Hazelnuts Dates And water. I do ...
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Do I need to add citric acid to can tomato sauce if I used tomatoes from a can with citric acid?

Do I need to add citric acid to can tomato sauce if I used tomatoes from a can with citric acid? I want to prevent botulism and such and need higher acidity to can my tomato sauce but I figured my ...
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how to unseam - or otherwise safely open - steel olive oil cans

Is there a simple household technique to undo the seam of olive oil cans? Olive oil is sold in 3L metal cans. They might have a shoebox profile - are brand names OK? Filipo Berio brand. There are ...
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I water bath’d my freezer cherry jam

I water bath my freezer jam. I didn’t realize I was using freezer pectin. Can I make this jam shelf safe at this point?
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Is it safe to can tomato sauce after refrigerating it?

For my first adventure in canning, I had planned to make an arrabiata sauce and give it a hot-water bath. I finished making the sauce around 11 p.m. before I realized I didn't have citric acid -- or ...
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Salad canning in bags [duplicate]

Where we live you can buy ready made salads like beetroot salad in vacuum sealed bags, so was wondering if you can use heavy duty vacuum bags to "can" things like jam, sauces and salads. You ...
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How to preserve bone broth?

I will soon receive a few kg of fresh boar bones. From these, I want to make bone broth and preserve them in Weck jars, as I don't have a freezer. Unfortunately I do not have a pressure cooker of any ...
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How to can chicken wings so that the bones are mostly soft

I am trying to figure out if it's worth my time to try to replicate a commercial dog food product, Merrick's Wingaling wet dog food. The important part is the chicken wings, which I assume are cooked ...
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Confused about canning process time for stock versus stock with meat in it

I have an all American pressure canner that I use for canning venison, and I wanted to can some stock as well. I followed the recipe and instructions in the manual, including the part that said “...
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Are my home canned dill pickles safe to eat?

I followed the instructions from my canning book in making the pickles approximately a year ago. I opened them today and could pull the lid off with my fingers. They had seal marks in the rubber ...
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How do I remove the soapy taste in homemade chili using home canned tomatoe juice?

Used home canned juice and store bought tomatoes to make chili. Added 2 tbls of sugar to the chili to cut down the metal taste. Now my chili has a soapy after taste. Can thus be saved or should I dump ...
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Pressure canner processing time cut short

Pressure canning dried pinto beans, 7 quarts for 90 minutes. My range top malfunctioned and the 90-minute timer still had 9 minutes to go. After cool down period, all jars sealed. Will it be safe or ...
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Why did the juice start coming out of the jar as soon as I lifted them out of the water?

I was water bath canning tomato juice. I filled them within 1/2" from top and put the lids on. The juice wasn't scalding hot but hot enough. When I was lifting the wire rack out all of a sudden ...
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Can you can items using a deep frier instead of a pressure canner?

In this question about canning safety, the answer states that the only safe way to can low-acid foods is by using a pressure canner, since only they will be able to reach the temperatures required to ...
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Is this process of canning jars safe?

Recently my MIL came over to show my husband and I how to do some canning. We made diced tomatoes, salsa and pasta sauce. We cooked the diced tomatoes, placed in jars and put in water bath. We did the ...
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Can you save canning jars after you've realized they've been improperly sealed for a month?

My family decided to can pasta sauce, salsa and whole tomatoes about a month ago. A few days ago I was talking with a friend about how we canned our sauces, and they told me it wasn't safe and that ...
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Why remove blossom ends for canned tomatoes / marinara sauce?

I was looking at recipes for canning marinara sauce and the Ball jar's recipe notes to remove the blossom end from the tomatoes. In trying to search for the rationale I couldn't find anything. The ...
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Can I reprocess jars that have sealed?

We lost track of the venting time but since it was a strong heavy steam, husband put the weight on. Regulating the jiggles was hard to do and finally we just turned the heat off. Thinking to start ...
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Overcooked grapes for jelly?

I cooked my grapes overnight in a crock pot. It only has one temperature setting. The grapes became brown and appeared mushy, and the juice they released was also brown. The taste became almost cherry-...
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Canning Commercial salad dressings

My father's favorite salad dressing is only available through a large restaurant supply house. It can only be purchased in gallon containers, I fill up a couple of squeeze bottles for him and put them ...
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Does cooking food inside a pressure cooker and then leaving it locked preserve it similar to canning?

I have made some food in my pressure cooker and left it in room temperature for over a week. When I opened it, there was no mold. I threw it out because it might have still been bad, but this got me ...
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Cloudy sediment in home canned pickles

I've home-canned some pickled vegetables recently and there is a cloudy sediment in the brine. I'd like to know what causes it and how to prevent it. It is not spoilage. It only seems to affect the ...
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Waterbath canning chow chow

I waterbath canned some chow chow on Wednesday. It was cabbage, cauliflower, red pepper, green peppers, and (was suppose to add green tomatoes and forgot) can I open them, add tomatoes and can again?...
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Packaging/Bottling and Uncooked Hot Sauce

Forgive me for the post being long! I make a buffalo sauce/marinade that all my friends and family rave about. I’d love to be able to give some to them to keep in the pantry, especially the ones that ...
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Is it safe to eat canned tomatoes when the lid popped inwards on opening?

I opened a store bought can ("tin") of diced tomatoes with a "pull top" lid, and unusually as I did I heard a noticeable popping noise. The lid appears to have bent inward ...
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Should canned peas' water be discarded?

The argument is that when cooking peas from a can the liquid should be thrown away for the same reasons* beans' first couple of waters are discarded. Is that true? The can says(translated): Net ...
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Can I cook with the olive oil from canned sardines?

The olive oil from canned sardine is delicious to eat with the sardines themselves on toast. However the olive oil doesn't seem to pair with any other food. In the past I tried to use the oil with ...
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Is this mold in hot sauce?

I have several 1 year old bottles of fermented Serrano hot sauce (I do not remember if this batch had an onion in it or not). The sauce was canned via hot fill hold processing in woozy bottles at a ...
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Hot Sauce bottling

We make a famous hot sauce, but we are having a problem properly sealing the bottles for shipping. We tried to shipped the sauce to friends and family, but after a 3 to 4 day trip, the sauce gets to ...
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Can I reprocess applesauce that was processed correctly the first time?

This was my first year canning applesauce. My first batch was a little too thin for our liking, but I tweaked what I did a little, and the next two batches came out great. I have some apples left, but ...
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I depressurized my canner and reprocessed jars with lids sealed. Will the food be ok?

The canner began coming to pressure, steam started shooting under the pressure gauge. The jars began to seal when I opened the canner to fix the gasket. I reprocessed them all without putting new lids ...
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