This is the sight that met us when we took the lid off of the pressure canner last week…oh no!!!  This happens from time to time and it happened twice last week 😛  At least it was only one jar each time 😉  So far we’ve canned 50 quarts of green beans, 31 quarts of peaches, 29 pints of tomato sauce and 7 quarts of corn.  Can you tell what we’ve been doing lately?! 😀

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The Joys and Woes of Canning
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8 thoughts on “The Joys and Woes of Canning

    • August 28, 2013 at 12:04 pm
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      I know…I wish I knew!
      -Jessica

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    • August 28, 2013 at 8:02 pm
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      I’m not sure…we should have paid more attention 😀
      -Jessica

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  • August 28, 2013 at 9:43 pm
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    This can happen if the rings are screwed on too tight before processing in the canner. Just twist the ring until it is barely snug, not tight. This is what I’ve always been told. I’ve been canning for over 29 years and I’ve never had a jar break in the canner. Maybe I’m just lucky. lol. Happy canning!

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    • August 29, 2013 at 10:39 am
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      Thank you Sharon 🙂 We usually try to make sure we only screw them on snugly, like you said, but we could have very well not been paying attention and screwed that one on too tight 😀 We’ll have to pay closer attention to our lid screwing, lol!

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  • August 29, 2013 at 4:58 pm
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    o that is SO not fun! pretty sure we’ve done that with a can of tomatoes. WISH WE WERE CANNING RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (haven’t hit that mode yet 🙁

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