"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 09-02-2007, 05:00 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3
Angry ? on canning mincemeat

I canned mincemeat today, clean steralized pint jars, hot mincemeat, clean rims, tighten bands, processed 97 minutes at 15lbs.
Question: looks like water got into the jars, what the #$@@@#$happened?
will it hurt the mincemeat, all jars sealed

__________________

__________________
louper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2007, 05:12 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Uncle Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Small Town Mississippi
Posts: 17,392
Welcome to DC louper. Glad to have you!

Did your instructions call for 15lbs of pressure?? I would think 10lbs would have been fine! That may have been the cause.
__________________

__________________
There is only one Quality worse than Hardness of Heart, and that is Softness of Head.

Kool-Aid...Think Before You Drink
Uncle Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2007, 05:35 PM   #3
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3
mincemeat. our canning cookbook said 15 lbs. we have always used it, but this has happened before. Do you think it will be edible?
__________________
louper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2007, 05:39 PM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Uncle Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Small Town Mississippi
Posts: 17,392
What altitude do you live. It can change what pressure you should can. 15lbs would probably be for a very high altitude. I can't say if it would be edible or not.
__________________
There is only one Quality worse than Hardness of Heart, and that is Softness of Head.

Kool-Aid...Think Before You Drink
Uncle Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2007, 05:45 PM   #5
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3
5200 ft. middle of Wyoming. Thanks for your help
__________________
louper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2007, 05:53 PM   #6
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Uncle Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Small Town Mississippi
Posts: 17,392
Next time try 13lbs for 90 minutes in quart jars. I hope this helps!


Enjoy!!
__________________
There is only one Quality worse than Hardness of Heart, and that is Softness of Head.

Kool-Aid...Think Before You Drink
Uncle Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 06:33 PM   #7
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 4
I just freeze mine, measure the amounts I want for tarts, pies, etc. put into bags and presto, ready to go. Keeps for a year or more.
__________________

__________________
Cecile 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 02:19 AM.


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