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« on: December 24, 2009 06:29:34 PM »

So I made homemade crockpot apple butter and it turned out fabulous!! Anyways, I canned for the very first time and planned to give the jars as gifts for my neighbors!! I followed the USDA instructions and the instructions on box the cans came in. The instructions were similar. My question is this::: I noticed there are bubbles at the bottom of my jars. Should I be worried about this? I am scared to death of poisoning people!!
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2009 03:12:19 AM »

Nope, no worries at all with the bubbles. It happens all the time and it's no big deal.

You do, of course, want to pack your jars as tightly as you can, whether it's peaches or pickles or applesauce, but you will always have small bubbles of air.

As long as the jars are sealed properly, it's perfectly fine.
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2009 06:03:46 AM »

After I fill my jars, I usually run a chopstick down the inside of the jars to get all the bubbles out.  It can affect how long the seals are good for.  You only need to worry about the bubbles if you are planning to store for a longer period of time.  I only make apple butter once every two years, so mine has to have a longer shelf life.
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2009 05:45:40 PM »

Wow. Thank yall so much! I feel much better now. I was so excited about making apple butter for the first time and canning for the first time ... but didn't want to give the jars out if the bubbles were going to pose a problem. Thank yall!!
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