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Old 08-31-2014, 07:41 PM   #1
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Question Oops, Did I blow this?

I put up my own Sugar Free Chunky AppleSauce for my Mother this afternoon. It tastes fantastic.
DH said, "Ew, I don't like Chunky AppleSauce", but as I was spooning this loveliness into the jars, he asked for a bite...
"Yum, can we keep a jar and have that with dinner tonight?"
Nope, Sorry Charlie!

But I digress...
I was looking the jars over as I pulled them from their 20 Water Bath, I saw this...

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A HUGE air pocket.
Is this going to be okay, or will my husband get his wish afterall?
Should I stash this jar in the `fridge ?

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Old 08-31-2014, 07:50 PM   #2
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I put up my own Sugar Free Chunky AppleSauce for my Mother this afternoon. It tastes fantastic.
DH said, "Ew, I don't like Chunky AppleSauce", but as I was spooning this loveliness into the jars, he asked for a bite...
"Yum, can we keep a jar and have that with dinner tonight?"
Nope, Sorry Charlie!

But I digress...
I was looking the jars over as I pulled them from their 20 Water Bath, I saw this...

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A HUGE air pocket.
Is this going to be okay, or will my husband get his wish afterall?
Should I stash this jar in the `fridge ?
IMO eat it up quickly.
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Old 08-31-2014, 07:54 PM   #3
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IMO eat it up quickly.
Ditto here. +1
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:50 PM   #4
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I don't see why the food abutting that air pocket would not be sterilized after proper water-bath canning, just like everything else in the jar. What's the problem?
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:55 PM   #5
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Oops, Did I blow this?

I think you should be fine. In the future, it's probably a good idea to run a chopstick, a thin spatula, or something else around the jar in order to get rid of the air bubbles before you put the lids on. Shake it up a bit, the air pocket will go away!

Since it's already sealed, nobody will die. No worries!
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Yuper, I took a wooden chopstick and tried to get ride of air pockets, but I guess I missed this one.
It's almost cooled down, so I stashed it in the `fridge.
When mu husband came home for supper, I told he got his wish...
you should have seen the smile on this face!

I guess I'll just have to make more, especially if Mister likes it...
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Old 08-31-2014, 10:13 PM   #7
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I don't see why the food abutting that air pocket would not be sterilized after proper water-bath canning, just like everything else in the jar. What's the problem?
GG what I was reading on the USDA site is that you should get rid of the air bubbles or botulism... we do want to kill the ole' gal ...
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I don't know anything about canning, but that sure does look like a good applesauce, kgirl.
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in the future, a sample of each batch will need to be sent to nj for testing.
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GG what I was reading on the USDA site is that you should get rid of the air bubbles or botulism... we do want to kill the ole' gal ...
Can you provide a link to the page where you saw that?
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