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Cooking & Food BALL. BLUE BOOK of CANNING and. PRESERVING RECIPES 2016-07-25


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    It's one of the essentials on my bookshelf.
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  3. Ganado

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    Love having pdf version as well as hard copy thank you!
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    Exactly what she said! Thank you.
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  5. marlas1too

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    I have ball canning books back to the 70,s I think 9 books in all love to cross reference
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    Thanks @stg58 !! I got it on the Kindles now!
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  8. marlas1too

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    OK I must be blind will someone please tell me where I can find cooking and food in the forum
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    thank you ganado
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  12. Ganado

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    I was looking for inexpensive amber bottles for storeing colloidal silver and ran across this site for cheap canning supplies
    AMBER Ball Collection Elite WM 32 oz Jars w/B&L

    they also have a blog that has great recipes and has alot of suggestion for freezing in jars, if that is your thing

    Freezing in Canning Jars 101
    Whether you plan on freezing leftovers or following a “freezer style” recipe, there are some questions that usually come to mind.

    Which jars can I freeze in?
    Jars that do not have shoulders (ones that are straight sided or “tapered”) are the easiest because the contents can expand upward in the jar during freezing, especially if you’re freezing liquids (jams, jelly, soup, broth, etc). You can use other food grade jars, as long as the expansion of the food isn’t a problem. We often freeze single serving sizes of grilled chicken, beef BBQ, or meatballs in other jars since the straight sides really aren’t a requirement.

    Jars with necks (sauce & woozy bottles etc.) are not recommended, as the contents will expand upward into the part of the glass with a smaller diameter causing breakage. If the description of the jar doesn’t mention that it is safe for freezing, double check with your supplier. The chart below indicates Ball jars that are freezer safe.

    Which lids should I use for freezing?
    You’ll want to use a lid with a plastisol liner or a foam liner to create a good airtight seal. This is a great time to re-use your already spent flat canning lids or single piece lids because all you need is a good seal to keep flavors in and air out! The single piece lids are nice for jams and products that you will be getting into often. You may also use the plastic lids with a foam liner or the plastic lids by Ball. Another great lid option – iLids Storage Lids – they come in a wide variety of colors, which is very useful if you want to be super organized and color code your freezer items.

    How much can I put in a jar?[​IMG]
    Allow enough headspace for the expansion of your product. Some, but not all of the Ball jars have a “FOR FREEZING——FILL HERE” line embossed on the glass. A general rule of thumb for any jar is to only fill to a little below the collar of the jar.

    What’s the best way to thaw a jar and its contents?
    Remember most food grade glass exhibits a 90-degree thermal shock differential! When canning, you can’t pour hot contents into a cold (or sometimes even room temperature) jar. For the same reason, you shouldn’t expose your jarred frozen items to sudden heat. Set them on a dish towel or paper towel on a plate or tray (to hold/absorb the melting condensate) and allow thawing in the refrigerator overnight, or on your counter if you are able to monitor them. If you need to speed up the process, you may set them in a few inches of lukewarm water. Do NOT try to microwave a frozen jar.

    If you’re not comfortable freezing in glass try Ball’s Plastic Freezer Jars – available in 16 oz & 8 oz sizes.

    Freezing in Canning Jars 101 - Fillmore Container
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    I have others but i like this one the best and isthe most often used
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    I bought my daughter one for Christmas can't wait till she uses it she's going to love it also
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    LOOK UP THE USDA - Complete Guide To Home Canning, 2015

    Last edited: Aug 20, 2023
  18. john316

    john316 Monkey+++

    How do I?

    USDA Publications
    USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, 2015 revision
    Adobe Reader 10 (or a higher version) is needed for proper viewing and printing of the USDA canning guide files. You can download the free Adobe Reader from Adobe - Download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC . We still recommend selecting 'print preview' before printing a guide to make sure that it will print properly on your computer system. All 8 links below make up the electronic version of the USDA canning guide; the book was split into the 8 files for easier downloading.

    The 2015 Complete Guide to Home Canning is also being sold in print form by Purdue Extension: The Education Store. All inquiries about purchases will be handled by them. Their information page on the print version of this guide is located at USDA Canning Guide, 2015.

    Guide 01: Principles of Home Canning
    Guide 02: Selecting, Preparing, and Canning Fruit and Fruit Products
    Guide 03: Selecting, Preparing, and Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products
    Guide 04: Selecting, Preparing, and Canning Vegetables and Vegetable Products
    Guide 05: Preparing and Canning Poultry, Red Meats, and Seafood
    Guide 06: Preparing and Canning Fermented Food and Pickled Vegetables
    Guide 07: Preparing and Canning Jams and Jellies
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2023
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