How to can meat cold from the freezer or refrigerator. Don’t put cold meat in a hot jar! Do this instead.
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!
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
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.
Boiling Water bath Canning
You’re boiling water bath canning. Is it safe to double stack your jars in the canner? SimplyCanning.com answers this beginner question.
Water Bath Canning Method
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
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 Process: Different Jar Sizes
Can you adjust the canning process times for different jar sizes? Learn the answer at SimplyCanning.com.
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:
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.
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