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Dry Canning

Discussion in 'Emergency Preparedness' started by MoonShadows, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. Nov 21, 2016
    baymule

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    I dehydrated Cherokee Purple tomatoes this summer. I dry canned them in the little half pint jelly jars. I heated the oven to 250 degrees and put the jars in for 10 minutes. Any higher or longer, I scorched them. Blech-scorched dehydrated tomatoes are nasty, just in case you're interested. If you try this, do ONE jar to test it to find what works best for you.
     
  2. Nov 21, 2016
    lcertuche

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    We all love, love, LOVE dehydrated tomatoes just to eat but I've never tried to dry can them.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2016
    baymule

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    That sealed them up. :thumbsup
     
  4. Nov 23, 2016
    MoonShadows

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    Well, it took me 9 days, but I made room for these 4 cases of jars and moved them downstairs. I figured if I want a good Thanksgiving meal tomorrow, I had better get it done! ;)

    I also am cleaning the entire downstairs...finally got my 12-5 gallon water jugs and my empty 5 gallon plastic buckets out of the dining room, to.

    I'm on my best behavior! emoticon-angel-8727269.jpg
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    Could you give my husband some lessons on putting things where they belong?
     
  6. Nov 23, 2016
    sumi

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    Could you come over here when you're done? ;)
     
  7. Nov 23, 2016
    Britesea

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    I got most of my jars from yard sales and estate sales. You need to figure out the price for new jars to make sure the used jars are priced fairly. I also passed the word around to church members and other friends. Several of them knew of an elderly person that didn't want to, or couldn't can anymore and was getting rid of everything.
     
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  8. Nov 24, 2016
    Hinotori

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    I've seen people wanting $1- $2 each for used quart jars. I can get a new dozen from the store for $7. Less if they have a sale. Heck the few colored jars I've bought only were $5 a six pack.

    One of the grocery stores here carry oxygen absorbers. I toss one in on anything dry I vacuum seal. That included the ammo hubby made me seal up to keep moisture out.
     
  9. Nov 24, 2016
    lcertuche

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    So many great ideas and encouragement! MoonShadows did you expect such a great outpouring of interest when you posted that first "Dry Canning" post 4 pages ago?
     
  10. Nov 24, 2016
    MoonShadows

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    :D My pleasure

    I'd love to come over to Ireland, Sumi

    Nope :thumbsup
     
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