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    Posted: February 21 2006 at 9:26pm

I'm interested in learning about canning. what kind of specialized equipment is needed? What all can you can? What is the shelf-life?

i would particularly be able to make some meat-dishes. Is that doable/safe? Thanks

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Sorry I can't help you about canning.

But I wanted to suggest a pressure cooker would come in handy for meal
prep. If you don't have power you can make a fire/BBQ and cook meals in a
fraction of the time.

Military up here uses them in the field. I use use it in the kitchen.

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http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/. This link will tell you all you need to know about canning.

I have the " Ball Blue Book of Canning " which can be purchased online or at the bookstore.  I bought my copy on Ebay for a quater of the retail price. The book is an excellent resource for homecanning.

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HI Femvet ,  I'm going to start doing some canning too.  As a matter of fact we did 14 pints of butter and 14 pints of beef today Yeaaaaa!!!!!  It was fun and easy to do - we had bought a Presto 23 Quart Pressure Canner , some pint size jars and lids and just went to town with it - we followed the directions that came with the canner for the meat and for the butter we used a receipe that we found on the net:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/9684/butter.html?20 0622

http://www.endtimesreport.com/canning_butter.html

Next we're going to try making batches of my husbands favorite chili recipe, and then, and then, and then.............Smile.

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  Hi Mini Mouse, I am also intrested in canning.. I didn't know you could can butter.  Did you can store bought butter or did you make your own?  Once you open the jar how long will it last in terms of safety.? 
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Mini Mouse thanks for the butter canning recipe    
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Hi Mississippi Mama,  I used store bought butter that I got on sale.  I don't know how long it will last when opened as this is our first batch - I am assuming it will be the same as regular butter. We are brand new at this, too so would appreciate any tips from the experienced canners. Thanks to all and you're welcome Auntie.   Mary

P.S. To mama, I think using the smaller jars in case of no refrgeration will help with longevity once opened.    Smile

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Mini-mouse: where can I find the canner? i found everything else needed at Walmart. Also, I really like the idea of the butter, but how does that work? Would you post the recipe, please? TIA
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Flick, thanks for that link. that is a great resource.
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Hi Fevet - I got my canner at a small local hardware store. You're probably having a hard time finding one because it is off season for canning.  I would go on the net and order one, I don't think you would have any problem getting just the one you want.  I gave the links above for two recipes for the butter, if you can't get it let me know - I can post it but only with help - which will be home soon.Smile

 

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Your welcome FEM!

I scored a new canning kit at Walmart this week on clearance. $49.97 marked down to 20 bucks!! Such a deal. Look in the clearance section or on the end caps for one. It has the Ball blue book in it and all the accessories. Even some jars. Good Luck!~

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      AH ,  CANNING, THE ONLY WAY TO GO......I NEED THE BUTTER RECIPE TOO.     I AM MOST SORRY FOR ALL THE PEOPLE THAT ARE HAVEING THERE FREZ. FULL OF MEAT AND STUFF, DONT THEY KNOW IF AND WHEN THE ELECT. GOES OUT, ALL THERE FOOD WILL BE GONE????..... I HAVE THE LARGE PRESTO CANNER ALSO..........I HAVE NOT BEEN CANNING LONG, BUT DID IT YEARS AGO WITH A FRIEND AND IT WAS FUN AND A GOOD WAY TO FEED THE FAMILY.........HAVE STARTED AGAIN AND STILL HAVEING FUN WITH IT...........IF YOU DO BEAN, AND SOUP, THEN YOU WILL NOT NEED WATER TO COOK A MEAL, PLUS YOU CAN THROUGH A HAND FULL OF RICE OR NOODLES IN AND MAKE IT GO A LONG WAY TO FEED PEOPLE, OR 2 MEALS A DAY............ I CANT HELP MY SELF ..........PEOPLE ,   WAKE UP   ON THE FREZ ING PART OF YOUR FOOD STORAGE............PLUS IF YOU DO A GARDEN DURING THE BF, YOU CAN CANN IT FOR WINTER, WHEN FOOD WILL BE AT ITS LOWEST...................MINI MOUSE I HAVE NOT CANNED CHEESE...........WE DO NEED MORE RECIPES FOR CANNING..SUNSET
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Sunset,

I think most people who are stockpiling there freezers are probably planning on having a generator/gas supply to keep it running if the electricity goes out.  At least that is what I am planning. 

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         IAMCLOSE..........I DIDNT GET THAT IDEA AT ALL FROM WHAT I HAVE READ.........GENS. COAT A LOT AND WE ARE SAVE ING FOR ONE, HOPE TIME DONT RUN OUT.......PLUS WE DO HAVE A VERY OLD WOOD COOKING STOVE, WE CAN BAKE BREAD AND HEAT FOOD.........SUNSET
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Anybody out there willing to share their recipe's for canning meat?

I read somewhere on this site that someone even canned hamburger?  I really  like that idea!!!

I don't have a pressure cooker, but I have canned just about everything else.

If you can share this info., I'd greatly appreciate it.

By the way, I just purchased 20 lbs. of butter & this wkendl., I'm planning on trying my hand at canning this for the first time.  I was SO excited to find out that I could even do this!

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I would love to see the recipes as well. I am wondering though if we could start a new thread with the canning recipes so that they are easy to find.
I am purchasing a new canner (hopefully) next week. I am going to be buying all the meat that I can. I also need to stock up on canning jars and lids and rings. I have some but not enough.
Don't put off tomorrow what you can PREP today
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Folks, I am starting a thread relative to this subject. Please take a look if you have time.

Thanks a bunch.

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MARZINN.........WHAT IS A THREAD AND WHERE CAN I FIND IT....SUNSET
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    HI , OUTSIDETHECAMP...I HAVE DONE HAMBUGAR.....BRAKE IT UP AND ADD WATER,   WE HAD 5LBS AND ONE QUART OF WATER, HEAT AND BOIL , NOT TO LONG SAY 5 MIN.   TRY NOT TO COOK THE MEAT ALL THE  WAY DONE, FILL YOUR JARS WITH MEAT AND THE BROTH YOU MADE LEAVE 1/4INCH AT TOP OF JAR, CLEAN THE RIM AND PUT THE LIDS AND BANDS, SET IN YOUR PRESSURE CANNER, FLLOW THE INSTRUCKTION, COOK AT 11LB FOR 65 MIN FOR PINTS, 75 MIN. FOR QUARTS........LET THEM COOL AND PUT IN A DARK COLD PLACE.......WE YOU GO TO USE THE HAMBUGER, I DRAIN THE LIQU. AND FRY UP THE BUGER, SAVE THE LIQU. AND ADD A LITTLE WATER AND CORN STARCK TO MAKE A MMMM GOOD GRAVY...LOTS OF DISHES TO MADE WITH THIS KIND OF HAMBUGAR.....SUNSET
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           ONE MORE THING, YOU  M U S T  USE A PRESSURE CANNER FOR MEAT, FISH CHICKEN, TURKEY...NOT A PRESSURE COOKER, OR HOT BATH FOR CANNING MEATS........GOOD LUCK AND LETS GET CANNING;;;;;SUNSET
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