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Post  shannon1 on 4/24/2011, 3:32 am

Do I need a canner to make pickles or can I use a stock pot to sterlize jars and finish pickles?
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Post  camprn on 4/24/2011, 5:45 am

You can use a stock pot. The jars have to be covered with water tho';the thing about the canner is you can do 7 jars at a time, usually.
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Post  shannon1 on 4/25/2011, 1:00 am

Thanks, I could not afford a canner at this time and I don't mind doing it in batches. I thought I remembered doing jars for jelly that way as a kid and then sealing them with wax. Not to worry I won't be attempting to sealing the pickles with wax
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Post  acara on 4/25/2011, 7:02 am

Stock pot works.

Only advantage I've found to the canner/bath is that need little rack at the bottom of the pot that keep the jars from bumping into each other.

I've broken a jar or two from not using that rack ..... but its not a real big deal if you dont have it.
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Post  camprn on 4/25/2011, 7:53 am

Shannon, I suggest you browse through the previous threads about canning for a lot more info, tips, tricks and absolute rules about canning. Very Happy
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Post  GreenBlueberry on 4/25/2011, 8:11 am

You can make a rack with the bands:
http://projectsmall.blogspot.com/2011/02/diy-canning-rack-what-to-do-with.html

Or with aluminum foil:
http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/how-to/how-to-make-your-own-canning-equipment-home-hacks-guest-post-from-marisa-mcclellan-of-food-in-jars-109885
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Post  shannon1 on 4/26/2011, 12:25 am

Great stuff thanks guys.
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Post  ashort on 4/26/2011, 9:03 am

Grab a canning pot - they are not too expensive....

http://www.amazon.com/Columbian-Home-0707-1-Porcelain-Water-Bath/dp/B0001UZL8A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1303822894&sr=8-1

BONUS: They are big enought that you can brew beer in the same pot... :drunken:
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Post  sheslostit on 4/26/2011, 2:44 pm

ashort...can i just skip the canning part and brew the beer instead rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl

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Post  ashort on 4/26/2011, 5:46 pm

@sheslostit wrote:ashort...can i just skip the canning part and brew the beer instead

Hey now, I'm serious - I'm just trying to figure out what to do with the spent grains from the process - compost 'em or bake with 'em

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/news/show?title=bread-from-beer-grains
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Post  shannon1 on 4/29/2011, 12:53 am

I love multipourpse tools. Wink
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Post  Goosegirl on 4/29/2011, 6:51 am

@ashort wrote:
@sheslostit wrote:ashort...can i just skip the canning part and brew the beer instead

Hey now, I'm serious - I'm just trying to figure out what to do with the spent grains from the process - compost 'em or bake with 'em

[url=http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/news/show?title=bread-from-beer-grains
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Definiteyl bake!
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