Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Seed Starting!!
by jendear Today at 6:19 am

» Under "Everything Else" - The new scrolling jokes
by sanderson Today at 4:48 am

» My 1st 4x4's 2014
by has55 Today at 4:47 am

» Plastic containers / trash cans?
by sanderson Today at 4:47 am

» Adventures in Table Top
by has55 Today at 4:46 am

» My 'trip' through hydroponic stores
by sanderson Today at 4:43 am

» New England Jan 2015
by has55 Today at 4:42 am

» Compost: Berkeley 18 day [hot] method
by has55 Today at 4:39 am

» Jerusalem Artichoke or Sun Choke
by steve638 Yesterday at 10:22 pm

» Gumbo Verde(Green Gumbo)
by Cajun Cappy Yesterday at 10:01 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by llama momma Yesterday at 9:02 pm

» Grape tomatoes - Do you have a favorite?
by nosmok Yesterday at 7:06 pm

» Heat Mat
by plantoid Yesterday at 6:26 pm

» What are Hawaii folks harvesting?
by Kelejan Yesterday at 6:18 pm

» How to host a picture.
by Kelejan Yesterday at 4:04 pm

» Tomato Powder
by has55 Yesterday at 1:33 pm

» A beginner, I think
by has55 Yesterday at 1:33 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by has55 Yesterday at 11:46 am

» The SFG Journey-Forbidden Composting material. !!! DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!!!
by has55 Yesterday at 11:45 am

» PNW: January 2015
by has55 Yesterday at 11:32 am

» Question for Mainers
by camprn 1/26/2015, 10:09 pm

» Chicken, Oyster Gumbo With Home Made Andouille Sausage
by Cajun Cappy 1/26/2015, 9:21 pm

» carrot tops toxic?
by Cajun Cappy 1/26/2015, 6:20 pm

» Because of johnp, I decided to make beef veggie soup
by plantoid 1/26/2015, 2:26 pm

» My fresh sweet potatoes!
by has55 1/26/2015, 10:34 am

» Irrigation question for DFW peeps
by has55 1/26/2015, 10:00 am

» Senseless Banter...
by has55 1/26/2015, 9:57 am

» Spacing of plants
by plantoid 1/26/2015, 6:12 am

» Tomato cages - size and design
by has55 1/26/2015, 12:21 am

» New to SFG in Middle TN
by AtlantaMarie 1/25/2015, 3:57 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Inverting jars for canning?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Inverting jars for canning?

Post  JustMe on 5/12/2012, 10:41 pm

I've only done freezer jams, so I've been reading a lot of books about canning in order to try it this year.

One method I came across in Steve Dowdney's Putting up more: a guide to canning jams, relishes, chutneys, pickles, sauces, and salsas was to flip the jars upside down to create the seal. The book was written in 2011, and the author runs a business selling jams, jellies, and the like.

http://www.ehow.com/how_7680160_invert-jars-seal-jam.html

That's similar to what is explained in the book, though he also mentioned piercing a hole in the middle of one jar and taking the temperature of the that item to make sure everything else gets up to the proper temperature.

This method confused me because I'd only read about the hot water bath or the pressure canning method, so I quickly returned the book to the library.

Is this a common way to can?

JustMe

Posts: 237
Join date: 2011-06-23
Location: SE Wisconsin, Zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Inverting jars for canning?

Post  Gena575 on 5/12/2012, 11:50 pm

This is, IMO, a very unsafe way to preserve food. You'd probably not get ill from high acid, high sugar things like jam. In my kitchen, I'll do it the Ball Blue Book way. Another good, safe source for recipes and methods is the National Center for Home Food Preservation. http://nchfp.uga.edu/

Gena575

Female Posts: 42
Join date: 2012-04-04
Location: Illinois, zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Inverting jars for canning?

Post  camprn on 5/13/2012, 7:42 am

Ditto, although it is most likely jellies will be fine with this method, I take no chance if at all possible. I prefer to have a bit more insurance that my preserved food will have a lower risk of infecting me with botulism by following processing methods of hot water bath or pressure canning. I follow the Blue Book.

____________________________

39 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books


camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts: 13046
Join date: 2010-03-06
Age: 52
Location: Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Inverting jars for canning?

Post  acara on 5/13/2012, 7:54 am

Turning jars upside down (while they cooled) was always a way to help them seal, after you took them out of the water bath & made it easier to detect a popped/bad seal (wax seals)......but not a stand-alone technique???

My grandparents used to can (even meat) in the way you are describing (put it in a hot jar, put it in piping hot, top it and flip it), but that technique has been revised & improved for a lot of years now.

Best bet is to go by Ball's bible, or Gena575's recommended site.



acara

Male Posts: 1012
Join date: 2010-08-27
Age: 45
Location: Wesley Chapel, Florida (Zone 9)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Inverting jars for canning?

Post  littlesapphire on 5/13/2012, 8:25 am

When I learned to can jelly several years ago, the box of canning lids and jars suggested this method. However, since then they have decided that inverting your jars as a means of sealing them is unsafe practice and is no longer recommended.

littlesapphire

Female Posts: 617
Join date: 2010-04-08
Age: 30
Location: Jamestown, NY (Zone 5a)

View user profile http://www.sanorigardens.org

Back to top Go down

Re: Inverting jars for canning?

Post  JustMe on 5/14/2012, 9:23 pm

Thanks. I've been referring to the 5th edition of Putting Food By. It says not to invert the jars, which is opposite of what that book says.

The book was written in 2011, so it would seem that it's current but I'll follow what the Putting Food By book says for the boiling water bath method.

JustMe

Posts: 237
Join date: 2011-06-23
Location: SE Wisconsin, Zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Inverting jars for canning?

Post  Danni on 5/15/2012, 4:36 am

That is how they can here in Poland. At first I was really confused but it does work.

Danni

Posts: 38
Join date: 2012-03-08
Age: 41
Location: NE Poland, but from Michigan Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum