How to can video! Learn how to can food: apples, peaches, can tomatoes, vegetables. Canning food is easy using the waterbath method. Use a big pot you already have as a canning pot and buy a funnel and a grabber tool and you are good to go.
Home Canning How To
This waterbath method is for high-acid food like fruits, tomatoes, pickles. You should use pressure cooker canning for low acid foods like meat and fish. You can buy a canning pot to boil the jars, but we use a big metal stockpot, the same one we use for brewing beer and cooking pasta. When using a stockpot for canning, place a towel in the bottom of the stockpot to keep the jars from touching the metal bottom of the pot. A GF viewer suggested tying together some jar bands with twist ties to form a base for the jars to rest on in the pot.
Some things to keep in mind when canning food:
- Be sure to wash the jars, lids, and bands with hot soapy water
- Do not allow any food to get on the rim of the jar or on the rubber area of the sealing ring. Wipe off any mistakes
- Allow the jars to cool for 12 hours and test the lids for seal. Some jars lids may still make the pop sound when they are taken out of the waterbath.
- Buy a canning funnel and tongs, they are worth it. Less spilled food and no burned hands!
We based our information on one of the experts at Ball Jar Company, they have a great PDF on canning.
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