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Post  shannon1 on 4/24/2011, 3:32 am

Do I need a canner to make pickles or can I use a stock pot to sterlize jars and finish pickles?
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Post  camprn on 4/24/2011, 5:45 am

You can use a stock pot. The jars have to be covered with water tho';the thing about the canner is you can do 7 jars at a time, usually.
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Post  shannon1 on 4/25/2011, 1:00 am

Thanks, I could not afford a canner at this time and I don't mind doing it in batches. I thought I remembered doing jars for jelly that way as a kid and then sealing them with wax. Not to worry I won't be attempting to sealing the pickles with wax Help on Pickleing 889526
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Post  acara on 4/25/2011, 7:02 am

Stock pot works.

Only advantage I've found to the canner/bath is that need little rack at the bottom of the pot that keep the jars from bumping into each other.

I've broken a jar or two from not using that rack ..... but its not a real big deal if you dont have it.
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Post  camprn on 4/25/2011, 7:53 am

Shannon, I suggest you browse through the previous threads about canning for a lot more info, tips, tricks and absolute rules about canning. Very Happy
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Post  shannon1 on 4/26/2011, 12:25 am

Great stuff thanks guys.
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Post  ashort on 4/26/2011, 9:03 am

Grab a canning pot - they are not too expensive....

http://www.amazon.com/Columbian-Home-0707-1-Porcelain-Water-Bath/dp/B0001UZL8A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1303822894&sr=8-1

BONUS: They are big enought that you can brew beer in the same pot... :drunken:
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Post  sheslostit on 4/26/2011, 2:44 pm

ashort...can i just skip the canning part and brew the beer instead rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl
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Post  ashort on 4/26/2011, 5:46 pm

@sheslostit wrote:ashort...can i just skip the canning part and brew the beer instead Help on Pickleing 889526 Help on Pickleing 889526 Help on Pickleing 889526 Help on Pickleing 889526 Help on Pickleing 889526 Help on Pickleing 889526 Help on Pickleing 889526 Help on Pickleing 889526

Hey now, I'm serious - I'm just trying to figure out what to do with the spent grains from the process - compost 'em or bake with 'em

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/news/show?title=bread-from-beer-grains
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Post  shannon1 on 4/29/2011, 12:53 am

I love multipourpse tools. Wink
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Post  Goosegirl on 4/29/2011, 6:51 am

@ashort wrote:
@sheslostit wrote:ashort...can i just skip the canning part and brew the beer instead Help on Pickleing 889526 Help on Pickleing 889526 Help on Pickleing 889526 Help on Pickleing 889526 Help on Pickleing 889526 Help on Pickleing 889526 Help on Pickleing 889526 Help on Pickleing 889526

Hey now, I'm serious - I'm just trying to figure out what to do with the spent grains from the process - compost 'em or bake with 'em

[url=http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/news/show?title=bread-from-beer-grains
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Definiteyl bake!
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