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Canning Question

Discussion in 'The Harvest: Recipes, Canning, Preserving' started by ninnymary, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Aug 19, 2019
    ducks4you

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    My handles, too, fall down. I use a large and long meat fork to hold them up and try to put the big jars on the outside. Mine will hold 7 total jars.
     
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  2. Aug 19, 2019
    Rhodie Ranch

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    I do the same as many. I lower the jars in the tap water and bring it to a boil. When its boiling, I then start timing.
     
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  3. Aug 26, 2019
    ninnymary

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    Did my last batch (I think ;)) of salsa and did what Crazy Gardener suggested. I put the rack at the bottom and put in the jars into boiling water. I still didn't like the handles being down and having to work around those. Plus the rack is not totally flat because of the wire.

    Next time I definitely want to try Ridge's suggestion of using my tamale rack at the bottom. That one is nice and flat.

    The boiling water still scares me but it helps to turn it off when putting the jars in. A little less steam coming out at ya.

    Mary
     
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  4. Aug 26, 2019
    ducks4you

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    I get ya!! That's why I won't make fried chicken. TOO much splatter!:hide
     
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  5. Aug 26, 2019
    ninnymary

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    I feel safer making fried chicken than putting jars into a hugh vat of boiling water! haha

    Mary
     
  6. Aug 26, 2019
    Ridgerunner

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    When Mom made fried chicken she kept the lid on except when turning it over.
     
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  7. Aug 26, 2019
    ducks4you

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    DD tried is last week and has a tight mesh screen to help prevent the splatter. Still, I got burned and won't go back.
     

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