Canning Corner

Hosted by Tess Geer
Group active since Sun, Mar 28, 2010

Jams, jellies, salsas, pickles, broths, syrups etc etc etc! Lovers of canning share your favorite recipes and canning tips here! Our mission is to help folks everywhere overcome the dreaded malady FOC...Fear Of Canning! Many sufferers have been cured thanks to Canning Corner. We are the best!

Sherry Blizzard
Monday, June 20 at 10:05 AM

Can Sealer Question

I am thinking of buying a can sealer and going to cans vs jars. I have the go-ahead from hubby. The cheapest is $200. The rationale is that we are leaving AK in 3 years and want to process our salmon in cans. Does anyone have experience with can sealers and pressure canning? Can you reuse the cans? We thought that because I have to pressure it for 90 minutes it will be sterilized. I'm not sure I want to go through with this until I learn more.

Does anyone have experience with a can sealer? Any recommendations?

Millie Johnson
Mar 20, 2016

Just call me "Lucky" !

A friend of mine stopped by for a visit the other day and came bearing a gift... a pressure canner she saved from being thrown in the trash ! A friend she knew didn't can no more so was just going to throw it away. Can you believe it ? I may go ahead and order a new seal for it, but I really think this one's okay, but I get a little paranoid when it comes to pressure canners. LOL
Now I'll be able to get the green beans canned twice as fast ! Yay !

Sherry Blizzard
Mar 17, 2016

Help!!!!!! Potatoes!

I told hubby not to plant so many taters last year...I've got oodles and oodles still and they are sprouting. A few would be okay for seed potatoes...but this is ridiculous. What can I do with them? Shred and freeze? Pressure can will turn them into mush. Help needed! I need to use them all ASAP.

Sherry Blizzard
Feb 13, 2016

Help!!! I need a new rack for my pressure canner....

It's old and rusty and I can't find a new one to order. I have a Presto 409A Pressure canner.

Tess Geer
Feb 11, 2016

Great site for jars etc

I think I've shared this before, but this is a great site for quality jars and other supplies at good prices. I've used the for 3-4 years now.

Rhonda E
Feb 10, 2016

This is A stupid problem for me.

I bought 2 fresh Jalapenos. I want to make Jalapeno and Fruit Jelly. Simple right! No I have to have a problem with the Jalapeno! I have never bought, cooked or anything with a fresh Jalapeno and yet I am confused how the heat works with these fresh Peppers.

I took a bite out of one of them an it was not hot at all. I cut it open and tasted were the seeds are and no heat. I posted this info in another group asked family members and got no closer to my dilemma. It tasted like a bellpepper.

So I added it to some hamburger cooking to make burrito meat and sautéd for a minute.
No heat just a slight taste of Jalepeno at best.

Then I thought well they must be using canned Jalapeno even the direction in the pectin box for ball calls for 12 oz. I assume they are talking canned Jalapeno.

So I decided to make a meatloaf today and thought what the heck might as well use up that Jalepeno. I bit into it just to see if it was like the other one and yes no heat tastes just like a bellpepper. So I thought ok good I can use this up in this meatloaf and it will be good.

Well my meatloaf messed up and the onions and celery, Jalepeno did not cook and only the meat cooked because I used lean ground beef and it cooks faster bcz no fat.

Now here's the kicker. When I took out the meat loaf and touched the top of if to check for firmness of the loaf I ended up tasting my finger and I got a blaze of heat.

I was like What! How can that be, I tasted this before putting it in. I am thinking my meatloaf is ruined bcz I don't want it hot tasting from the Jalapeno. So can anyone tell me what happened. Also when I cut slices of the meat loaf the uncooked Jalapenos were not hot on the inside. So only the bits of the pepper on top of the loaf were hot.

Now the foil was touching the top of the loaf were the heat was. Could there be a reaction or something to set off heat and oil in the Jalapeno's. I don't understand because the first Jalapeno I sautéed it in my burrito meat a few days earlier and it did not turn hot.

Are these just 2 weak Jalapeno's I bought or is there a way to get them to be hot? Shouldn't they be hot as soon as you bite into them?

Also how many Jalepenos = 12 0z

Rhonda E
Feb 5, 2016

Help, How long do you boil the jars of jelly?

I don't have a gaged canner just a stock pot and a pressure cooker. So I wanted to know how they did it in the old days so I can make my jelly.
How long do you boil the jars of jelly so you can keep it on the shelf or for a long period of time. I have all the ingredients to make jelly, please help!

Rick Long
Dec 15, 2015

Ham Stock

Here is my ham stock recipe Ham Stock