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When is a plastic lid the better choice?

When is a Plastic Lid the better choice?

Let’s be honest. Plastics are problematic…particularly those of the single-use variety. However, there are applications in the food and personal care industry where a plastic component is better suited. So, when is a plastic lid the better choice? To be clear…plastic lids are not suitable for processes that require heat processing or the formation...

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Why is it important to Bubble your jars?

Why is it important to Bubble your jars?

February 15, 2022 | Canning, Canning 101

There are a number of reasons why it’s important to bubble your jars before capping and canning them. Not bubbling your jars can result seal failures and/or spoiling product. Generally, you do not want any additional air to be trapped in your jars prior to processing. What does “Bubble your jars” mean? If your...

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Venison - Pressure Can

How to Pressure Can Venison

Pressure canning venison is quite easy, saves freezer space, and produces a shelf-stable, ready-to-use product that tastes amazing. Here, we share the simple steps of how to pressure can venison. This basic recipe can also be used for canning cubes or strips of elk, beef, pork, bear, or lamb. Raw pack or Hot pack...

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Chunky Spiced Applesauce

September 17, 2021 | Canning, Fruits, Preserving Recipes, Recipes

In the fall apples are cheap and abundant. Making this chunky spiced applesauce is a great way to preserve some of that bounty. Thanks to Marissa McClellan for sharing this recipe with us, from her book Naturally Sweet Food in Jars. Marisa suggests sweetening this chunky spiced applesauce with a splash of apple juice...

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