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Canning Chat is a video tutorial tip series where I answer home canning questions readers have submitted.
How to can vegetables in a mix, like green beans and onions.
How to can meat cold from the freezer or refrigerator. Don’t put cold meat in a hot jar! Do this instead.
Home canning and food storage. How long will jars of food last?
Find out why pickling recipes for vegetables do not require a pressure canner.
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.
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.
When boiling water bath canning, is it safe to double stack your jars in the canner? SimplyCanning.com answers this beginner question.
Can you adjust the canning process times for different jar sizes? Learn the answer at SimplyCanning.com.
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
Is canning of vegetables from the freezer a good idea? Learn the answer in this Canning Chat!
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.
Wondering if you can use bouillon in home canned broth or stock? Listen as SimplyCanning.com addresses this question about canning broth.
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!
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.
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 of jars? Learn about pressure canning a partial load in this Canning Chat!
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?
You’re making an apple butter recipe. What sized jar (quarts, pints…) should you use for canning? SimplyCanning.com answers this question.
When canning Roma tomatoes, why do they require such a long processing time? Learn the answer in this week’s Canning Chat!
Tammy is canning pinto beans, but she has several questions about canning them safely. Here’s what I told her…
What causes jars to not seal? It’s frustrating when you realize a jar didn’t seal properly. This series is all about figuring out what might be the problem.
Ever asked yourself, “Why are my canning jars not sealing?” One possibility is that you have issues with your canning jars.
So are canning lids supposed to pop? Is the jar sealed, even if you didn’t hear that ping? Here’s what you should know.
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!
Why are my canning lids not sealing? Let’s figure this out with SimplyCanning.com, shall we?!
What is dry canning? Is it safe? Learn more in this video from SimplyCanning!
While home canning, do you use pectin, gelatin, or Clear Jel? Learn the basics about these different ingredients at SimplyCanning.com!
What if you want to can green beans in a smaller jar size, for single-serve portions? What processing time do you use? Learn more in this video from SimplyCanning!
What about using apple juice to can your apples, instead of a sugar or honey syrup? Learn the answer from SimplyCanning.com.
Jennifer asks, “Can I make apple butter today, but put it in jars and process it at a later date, like a week from now?” Learn more in this video from SimplyCanning!
Trudy, who lives in Washington, asks, “I want to know if you can can the little round potatoes that come in several colors….”
Is it safe to use Splenda to sweeten applesauce before canning? Learn more in this video!
Karen has found that soups with vegetables can get mushy after being processed for so long. Is it possible to cook the soup just a little and then let the processing cook the soup the rest of the way? Learn the answer here.
When you were heating your jars in your pressure canner before canning, how much water do you place in the bottom, and how long do you heat them up? Or do you just place them in boiling water for a specific amount of time? Can this be done in a different pot?
Is vacuum sealed freezing or canning the best option? Learn the answer in this Canning Chat!
Why do we leave out the celery when I make stewed tomatoes? Learn more in this video from SimplyCanning!
When can corn be processed in a water bath canner instead of a pressure canner? Learn the answer in this video!
Canning Funnel Review (coming soon)
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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:
- Do you really need to pressure can? Vegetables or meat?
- Water Bath Canning green beans – Is it safe?
- Why am I loosing liquid in my jars?
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.
Page last updated: 6/23/2021