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Beverly

United States

#1 Aug 23, 2008
I am trying to learn how to can. My recipe calls for a hot water bath??? Do you put the lids on tight after you fill them and then put them in water and let them boil for the designated time. Can someone help me out? I would appreeciate it.
canner

Charleston, WV

#2 Aug 23, 2008
put the lids on finger tight meaning tighten them but not too much
Beverly

United States

#3 Aug 23, 2008
Thanks, so I have to retighten them after the water bath so they will seal right?
Dana

United States

#4 Aug 23, 2008
They will seal make sure the water is above the lids about an inch. What are you canning?
Beverly

United States

#5 Aug 23, 2008
Salsa
Dana

United States

#6 Aug 24, 2008
Would you post the recipe? Let me know how it came out. I would love a good recipe for salsa. I just bought a juicer, I am currently searching for a good tomato juice recipe that tastes like v-8 juice. Chandler mountain has their tomatoes for sale now at $6.00 FOR a 25lb box (the big beefeater tomatoes) I bought `100lbs. I plan to put up some stewed tomatoes and vegetable soup. I am always looking for easy canning recipes.
canner too

Hillsboro, WV

#7 Aug 24, 2008
Beverly wrote:
Thanks, so I have to retighten them after the water bath so they will seal right?
no, you don't have to retighten them after the water bath. if you want, you can remove the rings after the lids seal. i always wipe everything and write on the lids the date i canned it and tighten the rings but that's just a personal choice.
Beverly

United States

#8 Aug 24, 2008
I don't know what I did wrong but they didn't seal. Maybe I didn't tighten the lids tight enough.
Dana

United States

#9 Aug 26, 2008
Would you post the recipe?
nana a

United States

#10 Aug 26, 2008
Beverly wrote:
I don't know what I did wrong but they didn't seal. Maybe I didn't tighten the lids tight enough.
Did you heat the lids in hot water before putting them on the jars?...if not that is why they didn't seal...also make sure you wipe off the rim of the jars after putting the food in them.
Beverly

United States

#11 Aug 27, 2008
No I did not. I am going to try it again this weekend, when it is dry enough to go on the mountain for some more tomatoes. Thank you.
nana a

United States

#12 Aug 27, 2008
Put the lids in pan of water and boil.....also make sure jars are hot run them through the dish washer best way to heat them.......when putting the lids in the water put one down and one up that way they don't stick together and easier to get out....Good luck...
Beverly

United States

#13 Aug 30, 2008
Do you put the jars in boiling water? Should the water already be boiling when put the jars in the water?
Beverly

United States

#14 Aug 30, 2008
12 ripe tomatoes chopped
8 jalapeno peppers chopped
4 bell peppers chopped
4 medium onions chopped
4 tablespoons sugar
1 cup vinegar
1 tsp salt
12 oz. tomato paste

Combine all ingredients. Boil 15 min.
Put in hot jars, put flats and rings on jars.
Place jars in boiling water bath for 30 min.
Remove jars let cool. Cover with towell.
Beverly

United States

#15 Aug 30, 2008
Beverly wrote:
Do you put the jars in boiling water? Should the water already be boiling when put the jars in the water?
I am on my way to the mountain to get some more tomatoes. I'm going to try it one more time! Thanks nana a if it turns out I will get your address and send you a jar. I am a very clean cook.
Dana

United States

#16 Aug 30, 2008
Beverly wrote:
12 ripe tomatoes chopped
8 jalapeno peppers chopped
4 bell peppers chopped
4 medium onions chopped
4 tablespoons sugar
1 cup vinegar
1 tsp salt
12 oz. tomato paste
Combine all ingredients. Boil 15 min.
Put in hot jars, put flats and rings on jars.
Place jars in boiling water bath for 30 min.
Remove jars let cool. Cover with towell.
How much does this make?
canner

Normantown, WV

#17 Aug 30, 2008
nana a wrote:
Put the lids in pan of water and boil.....also make sure jars are hot run them through the dish washer best way to heat them.......when putting the lids in the water put one down and one up that way they don't stick together and easier to get out....Good luck...
I don't boil my lids, it weakens the seal. I have my canner on the stove bringing the water to a boil as I am preparing what I'm going to can. I put my jars in the rack in the canner while it's heating and it heats the jars. Good tip on putting the lids one up and one down. Also, if the recipe says to process the jars for 10 minutes in the canner, after the 10 minutes, I turn off the heat, remove the lid and wait 5 minutes before removing the jars. They start to seal almost immediately. If you want to put your email address on here, I'll send you step by step instructions if these aren't helpful enough.
Beverly

United States

#19 Aug 30, 2008
Thank you.
Beverly

United States

#20 Sep 6, 2008
Does anyone know how to make pear preserves. I need a recipe. Thanks. Bevgo2@yahoo.com
Beverly

United States

#21 Sep 7, 2008
Dana wrote:
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How much does this make?
6 1/2 pts.
Thanks for the help you all. This is a good site with good caring people.
E-mail me nana a and canner and I will send you a jar of the salsa. It worked, Thanks so much.

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