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canning foods (for the gardening types )

Discussion in 'Food and Drink' started by butch, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. butch

    butch Founding Member

    so i hate canned peas but want a good way to save them. i have a freezer but want to can as much as i can since power can go out and i dont want to loose all due to it. yes a generator is planned after all half a side of longhorn lost would piss me off too.
    i see vac packing stuff but that cooks the jars 10-15 min anyhow. i was thinking i could blanch cool and then use a vac to pull canning pressure without heating extra. keeping from having crappy mushy tastless food.

    please tell me science has found a better way that is still safe.
  2. Wagner the Wehrwolf

    Wagner the Wehrwolf Founding Member

    Blanching is part of the canning process as it is. I think you have to pressure can to prevent botulism. I guess if you don't worry about botulism.....

    I'd freeze.
  3. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    I've never canned myself, but I've been around my mother and she's only used something like this over the years and a stove. Boiled for 10-15 minutes and then set on the counter to seal. My mother has never used anything to pressure seal them, unless that's what boiling the jars does? I distinctively remember each time a jar sealed we'd both get excited "another one sealed!"
    Sorry I can't provide the info you request.

  4. butch

    butch Founding Member

    ok since we dont have a problem with other canned goods i guess i will plan to make room in the freezer for peas

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