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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #90 on: June 27, 2020, 05:57:06 PM »
If I jam *2* dish rags in a wide mouth quart, then I can use my hand.
Regular mouth quart or pint, nope.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #91 on: June 28, 2020, 07:45:01 AM »
I have a big sponge that works very well on RM pints, not so much on RM and WM quarts but better than a rag. Might need to try a big and little sponge in those quarts.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #92 on: June 29, 2020, 12:32:55 AM »
Azure Standard will have flats of Ball canning lids in stock soon, if you get the flat, it comes out to 2.50 or so a box of 12 lids.   .21 per lid.   I do find that to be expensive.  But, it is less than elsewhere

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #93 on: June 29, 2020, 06:28:44 AM »
4-12 packs for $19 by a seller on Amazon, 48 lids.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #94 on: June 29, 2020, 08:44:53 AM »
4-12 packs for $19 by a seller on Amazon, 48 lids.

That is $5 for 12 lids, that is gouging us because of demand this year.  Crazy high prices


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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #95 on: June 29, 2020, 08:56:55 AM »
those Tattlers are looking a better deal now than when I bought them.  When I bought them, they were 7x the cost of the flat metal ones.

at $2.69/dz at my store, and $8.33/dz from tattler, it is only 4x the price.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #96 on: June 29, 2020, 09:28:00 AM »

Amish lids I get figure around .16 each in 120 packs, which I'm pretty positive they are the unmarked lids from Ball.
Same lids that the Amish use on their jams and pickling jars.

I also watch the deals on Ebay. I've picked up deals there. The candle makers throw their lids and rings on there after buying new jars. Most are ball.

They will list box of 100 lids and rings, bulk, free shipping sometimes for 25-30 dollars. Course if yer like me, you don't need rings.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #97 on: June 29, 2020, 09:54:55 AM »
Azure Standard will have flats of Ball canning lids in stock soon, if you get the flat, it comes out to 2.50 or so a box of 12 lids.   .21 per lid.   I do find that to be expensive.  But, it is less than elsewhere

I don't see a quantity listed
 
https://www.ebay.com/itm/392849298604?_trksid=p2386202.m570.l5999&_trkparms=gh1g%3DI392849298604.N36.S1.typeWATCH_ITEM_ENDING_SOON.R2.TR7

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #98 on: July 20, 2020, 07:12:37 PM »
Amish store raised their prices on flats by 3.00 per 5 dozen last week. And, a limit of 5 dozen. Wide Mouth. They had no RM, and jar inventory was really low on the brand they use. US company in Arkansas.
There was no Ball jars there is sight, which they usually have.

Today I cruised the jar aisle in Walmart, and no lids in sight. Also there wasn't any quart jars, just a few cases of pints and a couple cases of jelly jars.
Canning season is just beginning around here.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #100 on: July 27, 2020, 09:44:36 AM »
Oh Ouch!

They don't have the BALL logo.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #101 on: July 27, 2020, 12:09:19 PM »
Yes, plain. They look like the Amish packages I buy. Amish say they are unbranded Ball lids apparently.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #102 on: July 27, 2020, 01:30:41 PM »
You can't find a wide mouth canning lid anywhere in my area!  I miss the days of good end of season clearance on canning supplies.  While it shouldn't surprise me that there is an uptick in canning and preserving food this year it is inconvenient.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #103 on: July 27, 2020, 02:32:50 PM »
Ugh..........doesn't sound good. Ours didn't have a box of lids of any kind, not even the Walmart MainStay brand, which I won't buy anyways.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #104 on: July 27, 2020, 07:06:22 PM »
Local grocery usually has a bunch of jars this time of year.  Completely gone.  I didn't see any lids either.  I'll have to try a couple more stores in my area to see what's around.

Sure wish I had been paying attention.  Jars and lids have just always been around in my area.  Although I think that in 2009 there was a shortage too.
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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #105 on: July 27, 2020, 07:45:29 PM »
I had forgotten about Tattler lids.  After looking around a bit online and seeing the prices, I decided to give Tattler a try.  So I ordered 50 regular and 50 wide mouth.  I've been spoiled by Amazon shipping, so hope it doesn't take too terribly long.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #106 on: July 27, 2020, 07:52:19 PM »
We've got a box of RM tattler I've wanted to try. Been 2 years I think.... ::)

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #107 on: July 27, 2020, 10:42:12 PM »
We've got a box of RM tattler I've wanted to try. Been 2 years I think.... ::)

Be sure to follow the directions carefully.  See if you can find Cedar’s tips on using them.  Give an extra 1/4” headspace on most items and 1/2” on sugary or greasy items

I have about 20% fail rate on tattlers.  Enough that I was ready to go back to metal this year.  But this is the wrong year for that.  Cedar had an almost zero fail rate.  I don’t know what I am doing wrong.  Anyway experiment  and have a plan for jars that don’t seal

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #108 on: July 27, 2020, 11:37:23 PM »
Will do. Thanks

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #109 on: July 28, 2020, 08:19:17 AM »
I've got a large amount of stock of regular canning lids that I'm using this year. I think most of them are probably about 8 years old, from a purchase when a big closeout was happening and I got them for so little money, I couldn't believe it (can't remember the exact price). I'm having more than usual the amount of failures, but am not sure if I'm not preheating them long enough or what. I had 100% success on my latest water bath canning batch, but had at least 1-2 failures in my previous 3 pressure canning escapades...

My plan for those failures is to eat them with meals very soon :) We've had a lot of green beans with dinner recently lol.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #110 on: July 28, 2020, 08:38:33 AM »
We'll have a couple to fail every couple of canner loads. If we do 2 loads in a row, I'll usually re-lid the fails.
Most of our fails I can find debree? (come on spellck) under a lid. So either over fill or over cooked. I've been preaching we are over pressuring  ::) but it hasn't sunk in yet. I finally put a gauge on the canner along with the rattler. She's starting to see...

Good on lids here also. I've shopped/bought the deals for several years now. Can probably go 5-6 years without any new purchases.
I also have some older Kerr's that when opened, part of the seal will stay on the jar and has to be scraped off. Normally that doesn't happen. I'm still going to use them up.

I've been cruising ebay this am. Most all lid sales now are a rip.  :(
Fixing to go ck Amazon. Used to be some deals there.
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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #111 on: July 28, 2020, 08:49:51 AM »
I've still got 39 dz. RM lids that I bought 2 and 3 years ago. Using the 3 yo. this morning water bathing salsa. 14 jars so far no failures. Processing the last 6 jars now. No need for me to buy lids this year.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #112 on: July 28, 2020, 04:52:03 PM »
Wife just came back from the grocery store with several boxes of WM lids.  There were no regular mouth lids to be found.  No jars at all.  I've used every one of my wide mouth quarts, and I'm down to just about a dozen regular lids.  I'll keep checking the stores for lids or more wide mouth jars.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #113 on: July 28, 2020, 05:19:52 PM »

I guess it's..............buy what you see if it's on the shelf time.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #114 on: July 28, 2020, 05:40:10 PM »
Just checked Menards $5.34 for 6 WM lids and bands. Subtract mail in rebate.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #115 on: July 29, 2020, 08:15:46 AM »

Wife checked jars and lids at Walmart yesterday. Wasn't any jars or lids. Just some pectin.
Foodsaver items were gone except for a few packages of bags.

Not that we needed any of these items, but it gives us an idea of what people are doing. Also keeping an eye on food stocks.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #116 on: July 29, 2020, 02:43:22 PM »
So took a look on Amazon and all I can say is:

WTF???


Took my  daughter for an hour driving lesson and had her stop at a small local Ace store.  They had plenty of regular mouth lids, so I picked up 10 dozen.  $3.59 in my area.  Seems that the Ace stores have stuff in stock, but it is kind of hit or miss.  This store had plenty of regular mouth lids and a lot of 1/2 pint and 1/2 gallon jars.  The store I went to earlier had plenty of pint jars and some regular mouth lid/ring boxes, but that was it.  The store my wife went to the other day had plenty of wide mouth lids, but no jars or regular mouth lids.  So just keep looking around.


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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #117 on: July 29, 2020, 04:56:43 PM »
So took a look on Amazon and all I can say is:

WTF???




Yes.  >:(

I saw about the same this am while looking. $12.99 or something similar for one box. I didn't investigate too far into the listings, but I think most is third party sellers again.

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Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
« Reply #118 on: July 29, 2020, 05:14:46 PM »
I saw about the same this am while looking. $12.99 or something similar for one box. I didn't investigate too far into the listings, but I think most is third party sellers again.
I was tempted to go back and buy everything they had.

But I don't want to be a leach that profits off of the misery of others.

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« Reply #119 on: July 29, 2020, 05:25:21 PM »
I was tempted to go back and buy everything they had.

But I don't want to be a leach that profits off of the misery of others.

Fully understand. But......you have to take care of yourself.
You can't help out others if you are not in shape to deal with these things.

On the lids, I've bought and bought, mainly catching the deals, for the last 4-5 years. Caught a lot of heat from the Boss, but she realizes what and why now.

So......do what you think is necessary. I called a friend this morning, telling him if he didn't have enough for a season or 2, he'd better be finding some.