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Re: Canning
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2017, 07:34:00 AM »
hi gymgirl.  i will watch her videos just to get a general idea of how it works.  thanks for the suggestion!

hi bob.  thank you for the wonderful links!  they will be very helpful on the timing!

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Re: Canning
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2017, 11:59:42 AM »
Next thing ya know you'll be wondering, "Why haven't I been doing this all along?"

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Re: Canning
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2017, 02:21:33 PM »
X 2 what Lone Wolf said. I don't know why I waited so long to start pressure canning. I started water bath canning in my twenties and it took another thirty years to start pressure canning. Like Lone Wolf said, I did wonder why I waited so long ::) ::) ::)
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Re: Canning
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2017, 02:26:53 AM »
I recently took my first shot at canning.  It sure is a lot of work to grow and can your own food but I find it very rewarding!  Here is the video:
https://youtu.be/p7Fkb9KvdVg

this was a fun video.  the outdoor stand with a propane tank might be the way i have to go.  i am looking into my options for a burner.  i have a glass top stove and i can't use the canning pot on mine either.  :(

i am also thinking of getting one of those single burner elements that you can use inside.
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Re: Canning
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2017, 06:20:14 AM »
We use  two burner Camp Chef camp stove that makes it easy to be portable and keep the heat out of the house.
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Re: Canning
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2017, 07:05:02 AM »
I thought the same thing Mike.  I was wondering if the stove would handle the weight because a full canner can be pretty heavy?  Otherwise they get plenty hot to do the job.  You can buy a 5' hose to attach the stove to a 20 lb gas bottle.
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Re: Canning
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2017, 02:51:29 PM »
You mean like this?  Works like a charm.  That's an All American 921 and a gumbo pot full of boiling water.

No weight issues...

2-burner camp stove at Dick's, $99 on sale...

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Re: Canning
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2017, 05:48:09 PM »
Gymgirl, I have a burner like that, got an Allamerican 921 for Christmas. As of yet I haven't used it. Does the burner make the bottom of the canner black? I sure hope not because that's exactly how I want to do it this summer.
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Re: Canning
« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2017, 04:29:23 PM »
Parrothead,
I haven't noticed any staining on the outside of the canner.  And, if you add about 1/2 cup of vinegar to the water, the inside should stay fairly good, too.  Of course, time will take its tole...

I was up til 2am this morning, water bath canning beets, and freezing carrots...Indoors....

My kitchen stove took FOR-E-VER to bring my water bath canner up to a boil!!!  And, the high heat has split my Corian countertop.  Which is why I invested in the camp stove.  Someone told me it's not recommended to set up like we do outdoors, because the wind could cause fluctuations in the flame, and mess with the temperature gauge.

I'll take my chances outdoors with the wind... ;)
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Re: Canning
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2017, 09:01:15 PM »
Gymgirl, I have a burner like that, got an Allamerican 921 for Christmas. As of yet I haven't used it. Does the burner make the bottom of the canner black? I sure hope not because that's exactly how I want to do it this summer.

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Turn the canner upside down and put some Dawn dishwashing soap on the bottom of it. Smear it around with your hand and then turn the pot rightside up and fill it up and start canning. When you finish just wash the bottom of it off and it will keep it from turning black. We do this with our crawfish pot and other pots when cooking on a propane burner.
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Re: Canning
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2017, 11:45:10 AM »
Nice tip, Double B!  And, since you're here to share it, I take it nothing burns down with the Dish detergent, LOL!

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Re: Canning
« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2017, 07:26:01 AM »
Thanks double B, I'll give that a try with all my pots too!
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