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Canning BBQ sauce

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ajax, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Ajax

    Ajax Monkey++

    I have a good recipe for BBQ sauce and would like to can it. What would be involved in canning a sauce like this and how long could I expect it to last?

    I remember helping my mom can a lot of veggies and jams but I never got into the technical know how. I know it's basically heat the can in water, add the product, put the lid on and let it cook for a certain amount of time and the lids will pull down and seal as it cools, or something to that effect.

    Can I make the sauce like normal or do I need to add anything to help preserve it? It's tomato based with seasonings and some sugar so it should have plenty of sodium if that matters.

    EDIT: Sorry I should have put a question mark in the title to indicate a question. Is it possible for a mod to add a ? so people don't think I am explaining how to can, lol.
  2. Cephus

    Cephus Monkey+++ Founding Member

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  3. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor Site Supporter+

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  4. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    ive always just canned plain tomato sauce or whole tomatoes
    when i need a particular variant i just add up the extras
    so its a nice fresh sauce every time
  5. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    In Eastern NC,our BBQ sauce is vinegar based and last forever,as a matter of fact, the older it is the better it is. jmho!
  6. Ajax

    Ajax Monkey++

    Cool, thanks. I'll check out that link.
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