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now that i have your attention (hehe) any one know the shelf life of nuts? like in the shell vs out of shell, can ya can em like other foods? maybe dry roasting them? speaking of canning have been doing quite a bit of reading on pressure canners and am keen on trying it out, tho may be awhile before i can get one,any one have any experiences with the LDS canneries?

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rayz..no Idea about LDS canneries,I always used a preasure cooker,dont use a hot bath method,I always check the curent sites for pressure cooking every year to make sure.

I own NATIONAL #7,and havean extra seal and presure gauge and weight for the top,the shakey thing.lol .Its 40years old and I traded for it.Works great,I canned 21 quarts of peaches,18quarts of Tommatoes(semi thick juice)21 quarts of green beans this year.

As far as Nuts are conserned drying them is the best.But will look around to see if I can find more information..

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want to know how to can apples & bandages to zucchini

 

If you want to know who my hero is her name is Jackie Clay

a contributor to backwoods home magazine here is a link

to article index scroll down to see different canning articles

the other link is for other articles she has written

 

 

http://www.backwoodshome.com/advice/askjackieonline.html

 

http://www.backwoodshome.com/author_index.html#clay

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now that i have your attention (hehe) any one know the shelf life of nuts? like in the shell vs out of shell, can ya can em like other foods? maybe dry roasting them? speaking of canning have been doing quite a bit of reading on pressure canners and am keen on trying it out, tho may be awhile before i can get one,any one have any experiences with the LDS canneries?

 

Yep, sure have .....

 

We routinely help the local cannery with their peanut butter canning. Also, assuming you are not a member of the LDS, a member might invite you to one of their canning sessions. A group gets together and cans what the members want to buy. We were allowed to buy from that session as well. It was a fun session, we got a lot for food for our dollar and helped out the community as well. The key is that since we were "normal" (ie not church members - first time I'd been called normal in decades) people it was by invitation only and payment was cash, not check. I can't complain, they were doing us a favor.

 

I hope that helps.

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hey thanks for feedback guys, I found an LDS cannery but its like 50 mi away so i will keep searching, was looking at pressure canners and they seem yo range from 60 (Presto) to 200+(all American) so i"ll probably get the cheaper one first, and see how it goes...although havent seen any really bad reviews on the cheaper models, but you can tell the All American (made in Wis. :) )Is made to last a lifetime,

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wow awesome site! thank you !..thank you very much!

want to know how to can apples & bandages to zucchini

 

If you want to know who my hero is her name is Jackie Clay

a contributor to backwoods home magazine here is a link

to article index scroll down to see different canning articles

the other link is for other articles she has written

 

 

http://www.backwoodshome.com/advice/askjackieonline.html

 

http://www.backwoodshome.com/author_index.html#clay

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rayz..no Idea about LDS canneries,I always used a preasure cooker,dont use a hot bath method,I always check the curent sites for pressure cooking every year to make sure.

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As far as Nuts are conserned drying them is the best.But will look around to see if I can find more information..

 

We have done "hot bath" method. Works well. We've done chili, peaches, pears, apples, etc. Works well, just be sure to leave enough head space between the top of the jar and the food. If the food doesn't have expansion room it will boil over the top and won't seal. Found that out the hard way with the first batch of chili.

 

For the nuts, (along with anything chocolate by the way) vacuum packing works extremely well. Keeps candies, nuts and chocolates in very good condition.

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hey capt. was reading you should never ever use a pressure cooker for meats an vegies-they must be done in a pressure CANNer to prevent botulism,,, yer comment about chili has me worried,, please double check!high acid foods-fruits and such are good for the water bath method but not low acid foods--

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hey capt. was reading you should never ever use a pressure cooker for meats an vegies-they must be done in a pressure CANNer to prevent botulism,,, yer comment about chili has me worried,, please double check!high acid foods-fruits and such are good for the water bath method but not low acid foods--

 

I will double check - we have a canner but we also do the bath method.

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I will double check - we have a canner but we also do the bath method.

 

OK, my bride explained to me, very patiently and in words with few syllables, that yes indeed, she did use the canner not a cooker or bath method. I then learned in detail that ALL non-acid foods MUST be done in a pressure canner.

 

I am certainly blessed to have someone to take care of me - I'd probably poison myself without adult supervision.:rolleyes:

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glad to hear it was done safely Capt...was worried 'bout ya there for a minute!(grats to the missus fer keepin ya safe :) any how should be recieving my canner shortly, any one have suggestions on what to can first? (something easy !)

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glad to hear it was done safely Capt...was worried 'bout ya there for a minute!(grats to the missus fer keepin ya safe :) any how should be recieving my canner shortly, any one have suggestions on what to can first? (something easy !)

 

Rayz,

If you make your own chili it cans beautifully. JUST BE SURE TO LEAVE ENOUGH HEAD SPACE. We had several cans that had to go into the fridge because the chili got hot, went over the edge and spoiled the seal. Live and learn. The chili is good and several bottle (large Mason Jars) are in the pantry. It really is a great project for a family group (prepping fruit for canning is also fun for all) and it isn't just a "Survivalist" thing. If the spouse isn't completely on board with prepping, the canning is a fun and productive project.

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Yep, sure have .....

 

We routinely help the local cannery with their peanut butter canning. Also, assuming you are not a member of the LDS, a member might invite you to one of their canning sessions. A group gets together and cans what the members want to buy. We were allowed to buy from that session as well. It was a fun session, we got a lot for food for our dollar and helped out the community as well. The key is that since we were "normal" (ie not church members - first time I'd been called normal in decades) people it was by invitation only and payment was cash, not check. I can't complain, they were doing us a favor.

 

I hope that helps.

 

 

 

I'd like to learn more about these LDS canneries. There is a Morman church about a mile from my house and right across the street from the church I belong to. Is it typical for their churches to also house a cannery? I'm not sure if I know any of their members or not, living in the same town, but I'm certainly not opposed to asking them about it...but only if that's the proper protocol.

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