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Old 01-20-2013, 07:28 AM   #1
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Where can I buy pickling jars?

Not sure where to buy them (not online). I heard bed bath and beyond has them?

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Old 01-20-2013, 07:45 AM   #2
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Are you talking about jars or crocks? Williams Sonoma has the crocks .. are you near one of them?
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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Wal-Mart has Ball jars and other pickling needs. Hardware stores usually have them, too.
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Are you talking about jars or crocks? Williams Sonoma has the crocks .. are you near one of them?
I am not sure....I just want to try making pickles and jam. What's the difference between jars and crocks?
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I am not sure....I just want to try making pickles and jam. What's the difference between jars and crocks?
I think you will be happy with jars, Mason is another big name. Jars are clear glass, with rings and sealing lids, and you can use them in a boiling water bath or pressure canner. Crocks are usually ceramic, and used for making brined pickles that sit for awhile.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:31 PM   #6
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Local hardware stores usually have them, as well as places like Walmart. Grocery stores often have them too.

Ball and Kerr are the typical brands that you'll find, their rings and lids are interchangeable (they are both made by the same company, Jarden).

If you need an online source, look no further than Amazon. The jars usually come with lids and rings, but you'll want to buy more lids (the flat part) to reuse the jars, this will insure the proper seal for safety.
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I think you will be happy with jars, Mason is another big name. Jars are clear glass, with rings and sealing lids, and you can use them in a boiling water bath or pressure canner. Crocks are usually ceramic, and used for making brined pickles that sit for awhile.

Exactly !!

The only other I would add is there are different size jars so select the size most appropriate for what you are canning. For pickles I usually use a quart jar and for jams and jellies I use the pint. You can get large mouth or small mouth .. the large mouth is easier to pack. The rings and lids will fit either the quart or the pint.

What kind of pickles and jams are you making?

Good luck and let us know how you did !!
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One more thing, get a canner's bible. Ball and Kerr both have great books that are pretty much the gold standard. Good luck!
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I do my pickled jalapeños in jelly jars so I have single serving size.

We have a 5l crock we use for making kraut.
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Exactly !!

The only other I would add is there are different size jars so select the size most appropriate for what you are canning. For pickles I usually use a quart jar and for jams and jellies I use the pint. You can get large mouth or small mouth .. the large mouth is easier to pack. The rings and lids will fit either the quart or the pint.

What kind of pickles and jams are you making?

Good luck and let us know how you did !!
Thanks! My father in law is here and was a chef I have asked him to help me in my search for pickle jars.
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