"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Farm to Table > Canning and Preserving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-06-2005, 11:06 AM   #11
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
Thanks
__________________

__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2005, 01:25 PM   #12
Master Chef
 
Michael in FtW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 6,592
Boiling the jars for 10-minutes isn't necessary unless the recipe calls for sterilized jars, and they are processed in the boiling water canner for less than 10-minutes after filling. There are a few recipes for jams/jellies like this in the Blue Book.

Heating the jars to 180-F for 10 minutes before using does two things, it sanitizes them (kills up to about 99% of bacteria, and airborn molds and yeasts) - and it heats the glass to prevent breakage from thermal shock when you add the hot ingredients to them.

This is all covered in the section on Equipemt Preparation under Jar Preparation. Just follow the instructions and you will be fine.

This is what I do:

I put one jar filled with water into the canner and add enough hot tap water to cover buy at least 1 inch - and turn the heat on high. I then wash the jars, fill them with hot tap water, and add to the canner pot. When the pot comes to a boil, I let it go for a minute or two, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and proceed with my cooking.

You are right - you do not want to boil the lids. Just follow the instructions in the book and you will be fine.
__________________

__________________
"It ain't what you don't know that gets you in trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain
Michael in FtW is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.