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Offline Adam B.

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Anyone know of a good source of recipes for waterbath canning?
« on: November 14, 2012, 02:43:36 PM »
Maybe I am ignorant, or maybe this is why the book was free on Amazon the other day — but I am wondering where some good sources are for waterbath canning.

Now, tell me if I am wrong, but isn't waterbath canning where you can WITHOUT a pressure cooker? I have been canning roasted red peppers and a few other things, and I know the REAL JOY in canning comes with a pressure canner (of which I have yet to be able to find a good deal on one)...

I downloaded a book from Amazon for free the other day called "Waterbath Canning Recipes" — and as I thumbed through the pages, every single recipe required a pressure canner.

Maybe I am just dumb — or maybe that is why the book was free LOL!!!

Reading some other thread brought this to mind. I have TONS AND TONS of canning jars and would love to do more of it, and would like ideas of what I can do without a pressure canner until the time comes I find the right deal on one.
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Re: Anyone know of a good source of recipes for waterbath canning?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2012, 03:00:05 PM »
Bell (the people who make canning jars, lids and supplies) writes the definitive book on canning in my opinion.  The USG also puts out pdfs on the subject.  I use my Bell book of canning all the time.
 
Canning without a pressure cooker is appropriate for produce that is naturally acidic because the acid in the produce aids in preventing spoilage, or worse, in the canned material.  I use a boiling water bath for canning tomatoes for example.  Low acid things, like green beans, stock, soup, meat, etc.  will require the pressure cooker.
 
Enjoy your canning.  It is a great skill to have and the ultimate way to preserve the bounty of your harvest, in my opinion, because the goodies will no longer need to take up space in the freezer.
 
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Re: Anyone know of a good source of recipes for waterbath canning?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 04:49:19 PM »
The national center for home preservation has a great website with lots of info on how to can various things.  I know it's not a book, but it should be a good resource for you.

http://nchfp.uga.edu/
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Re: Anyone know of a good source of recipes for waterbath canning?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2012, 04:56:32 PM »
The national center for home preservation has a great website with lots of info on how to can various things.  I know it's not a book, but it should be a good resource for you.

http://nchfp.uga.edu/

This ^^^ I am told that is the same as this book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide-Canning-Preserving-Revision/dp/1607962810/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1352933739&sr=8-3&keywords=guide+to+canning but I haven't read the hard copy myself.

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Re: Anyone know of a good source of recipes for waterbath canning?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2012, 04:59:44 PM »
After I posted this, I checked my craigslist app and may have found a 16qt pressure canner for $10 — SCORE (if this goes down)...

Go figure.

Thanks for the info! I also know how to use "google" LOL. I will certainly look for those books though.
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