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« on: November 13, 2009 10:05:57 AM »

I want to start canning but really don't know where to start. I've looked online and there is so much different information. Its all a bit off putting. If anyone could suggest a good book or online resource or anything really, it would be great! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2009 02:35:05 AM »

I had a canning book by one of the major canning-supplies manufacturers - probably Ball. Probably about, oh, 50-80 pages. It had recipes for all sorts of preserves along with fairly detailed instructions on the entire canning/preserving process. I'd go with something like that, usually found in the canning section of the grocery store or equivalent thereof.

« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2010 04:25:27 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2010 05:25:30 AM »

I will agree ZQ that there's so much info out there that it gets confusing and overwhelming fast. Smiley

My suggestion is to start with a jam or fruit butter just to learn basic hot processing. (I started with apple butter.) The items needed to make the food product is minimal and it's easy as well as tasty. The little leaflet in the SureGel or Certo box is great for straightforward directions. From there, work your way into different food items one at a time. Each food item requires a slightly different prep and hot water bath time.

Canning is an art and it takes a while to figure it out, but it's well worth the effort. Smiley

The Pioneer Woman site is excellent!
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2010 04:44:41 PM »

Thoughts for next year's canning... try the book "Putting Food By" (I forget the author/editor) but my family has been using various editions of this since the 1970's.  It also has sections on freezing and other types of preserving.
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2010 03:46:35 AM »

Everybody in my family, from my grandmother down to my kids (they're just old enough to start helping), has use the Ball Blue Book. I personally have the copy listed here, an older one, but I know it's been reprinted since.

We've all used it to learn, and keep learning, try new things, redo old things, etc. It's honestly the only one I would personally recommend (but that might just be because I know it).

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