Home Canning Questions


From my Facebook page: “Thanks for the informative short clip! I never thought about taking the rings off for storage. I learned something new, thank you!☺” -A. I.

Canning Quick Tips is a video tutorial tip series where I answer home canning questions readers have submitted. 

How to Can Vegetables

How to Can Vegetables

How to can vegetables in a mix, like green beans and onions.


How to Can Meat

How to Can Meat

How to can meat cold from the freezer or refrigerator. Don’t put cold meat in a hot jar! Do this instead.


Food Canning

Food Canning

Home canning and food storage.  How long will jars of food last?


Pickling Recipes

Pickling Recipes

Find out why pickling recipes for vegetables do not require a pressure canner.


Home Canning Equipment

Home Canning Equipment

Learn what options are best, and what things you need to watch for while purchasing products like jars, canners, and lids for canning at home!


All American Canner: Why is My Canner Leaking Steam?

All American Canner: Why is My Canner Leaking Steam?

Suddenly notice your All American canner is leaking steam around the lid? This is a common problem. Get ideas for what you can do about it at SimplyCanning.com.


Canning Chicken Stock.

Canning Chicken Stock FAQs

So I’m canning chicken stock/broth. How do I remove the fat? How much is too much? What do I do with the extra? SimplyCanning.com answers these FAQs about canning chicken stock/broth.


Boiling Water Bath Canning: Can You Stack Jars?

Boiling Water Bath Canning: Can You Stack Jars?

When boiling water bath canning, is it safe to double stack your jars in the canner? SimplyCanning.com answers this beginner question.


Canning Process: Different Jar Sizes

Canning Process: Different Jar Sizes 

Can you adjust the canning process times for different jar sizes? Learn the answer at SimplyCanning.com.


Moisture in Canning Jars Before Processing

Moisture in Canning Jars Before Processing 

Are you a beginning canner who's found moisture in canning jars and lids BEFORE processing? Is that a concern? Learn the answer to this unique home food canning question at SimplyCanning.com


Canning of Vegetables from the Freezer

Canning of Vegetables from the Freezer 

Is canning of vegetables from the freezer a good idea? Learn the answer in this Canning Chat! 


Using a Pressure Canner as a Water Bath Canner

Using a Pressure Canner as a Water Bath Canner

Do you need a special pot for water bath canning? Can you substitute another pot (like your pressure canner) instead? Learn the answer at SimplyCanning.com.


Canning Broth Question: Can You Use Bouillon in Home Canned Stock?

Canning Broth Question: Can You Use Bouillon in Home Canned Stock?

Wondering if you can use bouillon in home canned broth or stock? Listen as SimplyCanning.com addresses this question about canning broth.


Dandelion Jelly Recipe Questions

Dandelion Jelly Recipe Questions

I got these two excellent questions from a reader about my dandelion jelly recipe. Tune in and learn about this jelly that my son thought was honey! 


Cherry Wedding Theme Ideas

Cherry Wedding Theme Ideas

A reader is getting married and wants to use a cherry wedding theme, complete with canned cherries as wedding favors! Here are several unique ideas I gave her. 


How Tight Should Your Canning Lids Be?

How Tight Should Your Canning Lids Be?

Ever wondered how tight you should screw on that canning lid? Learn the answer in today’s Canning Chat about tightening the rings.


Does a Pressure Canner Have to Be Full?

Pressure Canning a Partial Load: Does a Pressure Canner Have to Be Full of Jars? 

Does a pressure canner have to be full of jars? Learn about pressure canning a partial load in this Canning Chat!  


Why are My Jars Popping After Canning?

Why are My Jars Popping After Canning? 

You’ve just finished canning a batch of food. As you remove the jars from the canner, the lids start popping! What do you do? 


Apple Butter Recipe in Quarts

Apple Butter Recipe in Quarts 

You’re making an apple butter recipe. What sized jar (quarts, pints...) should you use for canning? SimplyCanning.com answers this question.


Coming Soon

Electric Pressure Canner? 

Is there such a thing as an electric pressure canner? What about canning in an electric pressure cooker? I get questions on this topic all of the time!


Coming Soon

Canning Roma Tomatoes: Why the Long Processing Time? 

When canning roma tomatoes, why do they require such a long processing time? Learn the answer in this week’s Canning Chat!  


Coming Soon

Canning Pinto Beans FAQs 

Tammy is canning pinto beans, but she has several questions about canning them safely. Here’s what I told her... 

Would you like to receive notifications when more canning quick tips are released?

Do you have any home canning questions that you have not been able to answer? This is the place to be!

I have to say that I have received some great questions. Some making me really think and dig into why canning works. Some seem to be repeated often. Here are a few very common questions, and links to the question and answer conversations.

Some often asked questions:

Home Canning Questions

I often have folks ask me if their particular recipe is safe to can. The recipes will range from simple to elaborate. 

I don't have the facilities to test recipes.  These are the type of home canning questions that I'll refer you to your extension service. They have the resources to do testing. I'm just a mom who loves to can! 

Your local extension service is a great place to get answers. Please consider giving them a call. Here is a place to look up the phone numbers.  My experience with our local office is helpful and friendly.

Remember Simply Canning is a one woman operation. I may not be able to get back to you immediately. If your question really needs an answer right away you will be better off calling your local extension.

If there is no office listed for your town. Just find the next closest one. They don't have to be in your hometown to answer your question over the phone.

If you have questions on long term food storage and emergency preparedness check out Family Survival Planning. They have a wealth of information.



Simply Canning Newsletter

The Legal Stuff

by Sharon Peterson, Copyright © 2009-2020 SimplyCanning.com

 Advertising Policies

Privacy Policy

Join The Community

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites."

Any statements or claims about the possible health benefits conferred by any foods have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You are encouraged to verify all canning and food preservation advice on the USDA food preservation website. 

See my Full Disclaimer here.