Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
1st canning attempt - safe to eat? Toplef101st canning attempt - safe to eat? 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

1st canning attempt - safe to eat? I22gcj101st canning attempt - safe to eat? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» TD - A Journey Through Prostate Cancer
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:16 am

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by markqz Yesterday at 10:57 pm

» Weed Killer Spray and my garden
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:13 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by RJARPCGP Yesterday at 6:44 pm

» New England, October, 2020
by RJARPCGP Yesterday at 6:40 pm

» Bokashi
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 6:08 pm

» Self Watering containers?
by OldCrow Yesterday at 1:38 pm

» N&C Midwest—October 2020
by nrstooge 10/20/2020, 8:19 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2020, 7:50 pm

» Garden Veggie Plants Dying
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2020, 7:43 pm

» Help with bush beans
by LilBittyBean 10/17/2020, 1:41 pm

» Hello!
by AtlantaMarie 10/16/2020, 6:42 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by kauairosina 10/15/2020, 7:57 pm

» my worms are gonna get hungry
by OhioGardener 10/15/2020, 12:49 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz 10/15/2020, 12:11 pm

» 2020 SFG in Brooks, GA
by yolos 10/13/2020, 11:32 pm

» Fern leaf tomato?
by plantoid 10/13/2020, 4:28 pm

» Prior planning prevents poor plantings performance
by sanderson 10/12/2020, 2:08 am

» Tomato Pie
by sanderson 10/12/2020, 2:03 am

» Seed Exchange: Looking for Greek Sweet Red Squash
by sanderson 10/12/2020, 1:47 am

» OhioGardener SFG
by OhioGardener 10/10/2020, 6:27 pm

» Your first frost date ...had it yet?
by plantoid 10/10/2020, 8:23 am

» California - What are you doing this month?
by Yardslave 10/9/2020, 2:58 pm

» What new seeds are you saving this year?
by llama momma 10/8/2020, 5:23 pm

» Squirrels again
by OhioGardener 10/7/2020, 7:50 pm

» Fire Season
by Scorpio Rising 10/4/2020, 8:24 pm

» Hello from your Mid-South Host
by sanderson 10/2/2020, 12:19 am

» Hi all!
by sanderson 10/1/2020, 11:42 pm

» Tacos
by Scorpio Rising 10/1/2020, 11:05 pm

» October Avatar: Fall Gardening
by OhioGardener 10/1/2020, 10:02 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

1st canning attempt - safe to eat?

Go down

1st canning attempt - safe to eat? Empty 1st canning attempt - safe to eat?

Post  JustMe on 5/26/2012, 6:15 pm

Today was my first attempt at canning. I made rhubarb chutney in 4 half pint jars. I used my 12 quart stock pot and pasta pot insert (raising jars 3/8" off bottom).

I removed air bubbles with a wooden chopstick after filling the jars. Processed for 10 minutes in rolling boil, 5 minutes sitting time in the hot water without heat, then removed to cool - as directed by the recipe.

As soon as I removed them from the jars, 3 of the 4 plinked before I set them down on the towel. I think the 4th one plinked - there was a small noise but not as loud as the other 3.

What worries me, is that 3 of the 4 had active bubbles bubbling up from within the jar when they were cooling. This stopped after 3-4 minutes. The first one out had the most bubbles - think scuba diver's bubbles coming to the top of surface. Second one out had active bubbles, but less than the first. And so on until the fourth one had something move - maybe a mustard seed - so slight that I question if I saw something.

The jar lids developed a haze on them. We have hard water.

So here are my questions:
1) are these safe to eat?

2) is this bubbling inside the jar after removing from the canner normal?

3) what did I do or not do take cause that to happen?

4) if they're not safe, can I freeze the contents now that they've been boiled? Or do I need to chuck everything?

5) anything to get rid of the haze?

6) is there such thing as too much water covering the submerged jars? I had to remove about 2" of water before bringing to a rolling boil. I thought about leaving it at 4" but deferred to the recipe.
avatar
JustMe

Posts : 237
Join date : 2011-06-23
Location : SE Wisconsin, Zone 5a

Back to top Go down

1st canning attempt - safe to eat? Empty Re: 1st canning attempt - safe to eat?

Post  camprn on 5/26/2012, 6:24 pm

@JustMe wrote:Today was my first attempt at canning. I made rhubarb chutney in 4 half pint jars.
CONGRATULATIONS!

@JustMe wrote:The jar lids developed a haze on them. We have hard water.

So here are my questions:
1) are these safe to eat?
Yes

@JustMe wrote:2) is this bubbling inside the jar after removing from the canner normal?
Yes

@JustMe wrote:3) what did I do or not do take cause that to happen?
The chutney was cooking in the jar and just like the boiling water was releasing air bubbles which were actually escaping from under the rim of the lid.

@JustMe wrote:4) if they're not safe, can I freeze the contents now that they've been boiled? Or do I need to chuck everything?
The jars are safe if they 'popped' and created a seal.

@JustMe wrote:5) anything to get rid of the haze?
a wet sponge and water. If that doesn't work try a wet sponge and vinegar.

@JustMe wrote:6) is there such thing as too much water covering the submerged jars? I had to remove about 2" of water before bringing to a rolling boil. I thought about leaving it at 4" but deferred to the recipe.
I generally have an inch of water above the tops of the jars, any more than that and you are wasting energy heating the extra water.

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



1st canning attempt - safe to eat? WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 58
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

1st canning attempt - safe to eat? Empty Re: 1st canning attempt - safe to eat?

Post  dianamarie03 on 5/26/2012, 6:26 pm

+1 Camprn

Congrats on your first canning! My mom puts a little vinegar in the water before canning to prevent the haze, works pretty well for her Smile
avatar
dianamarie03

Female Posts : 96
Join date : 2011-03-20
Age : 35
Location : Delaware, Ohio

Back to top Go down

1st canning attempt - safe to eat? Empty Re: 1st canning attempt - safe to eat?

Post  JustMe on 5/26/2012, 6:30 pm

Huge exhale. My biggest fear is that I'm going to get my family/friends sick from my canning attempts.

The plinking happened much sooner than I expected. I thought it would happen in 12-24 hours while cooling.

Maybe this isn't so hard after all...
avatar
JustMe

Posts : 237
Join date : 2011-06-23
Location : SE Wisconsin, Zone 5a

Back to top Go down

1st canning attempt - safe to eat? Empty Re: 1st canning attempt - safe to eat?

Post  CindiLou on 5/26/2012, 11:53 pm

Congrats! You have just started a new addiction! Canning can be really fun.

I have had lids pop as soon as I started to lift them out of the water. It can startle you.
CindiLou
CindiLou

Posts : 999
Join date : 2010-08-30
Age : 60
Location : South Central Iowa, Zone 5a (20mi dia area in 5b zone)rofl...

Back to top Go down

1st canning attempt - safe to eat? Empty more questions...

Post  JustMe on 5/27/2012, 2:20 pm

1) Inside the jars, there are a few small bubbles at the top of the chutney. Is that okay?

2) Ball makes 1/2 pint canning jars that are tall and some are squat. So long as the volume is the same, then the processing time is the same, right?

I've concluded that it's okay if I have to buy produce in order to can. That realization last night is rather liberating and definitely opens up the possibilities of what I may be able to can as the seasons progress.

I found some pretty labels online to download and will be printing those.

If I do nothing else this weekend, I truly feel like I have accomplished a lot.
avatar
JustMe

Posts : 237
Join date : 2011-06-23
Location : SE Wisconsin, Zone 5a

Back to top Go down

1st canning attempt - safe to eat? Empty Re: 1st canning attempt - safe to eat?

Post  camprn on 5/27/2012, 2:41 pm

@JustMe wrote:1) Inside the jars, there are a few small bubbles at the top of the chutney. Is that okay?
Yes

@JustMe wrote:2) Ball makes 1/2 pint canning jars that are tall and some are squat. So long as the volume is the same, then the processing time is the same, right?
Yes

@JustMe wrote:I've concluded that it's okay if I have to buy produce in order to can. That realization last night is rather liberating and definitely opens up the possibilities of what I may be able to can as the seasons progress.

I found some pretty labels online to download and will be printing those.

If I do nothing else this weekend, I truly feel like I have accomplished a lot.
I often buy produce specific for canning when it is on sale. I will sometimes troll the farmers market during fruit season, where at the end of market day I will try and sometimes succeed in striking deals for the less than perfect fruit the farmer will have to truck home and probably compost. This I take home and process or freeze. Very Happy Very Happy
There are some good links in the canning thread, I know I posted a link to a free printable labels.

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



1st canning attempt - safe to eat? WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 58
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

1st canning attempt - safe to eat? Empty Re: 1st canning attempt - safe to eat?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum