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Demystifying Weck Jars

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Weck jars - LivingHomegrown.com

Weck jars - LivingHomegrown.com

Over on my podcast this week, I answered a listener question about Weck® jars.

Now, I do not normally cover things that are not approved by the USDA guidelines for canning, but…

In this blog post I explain:

  • What it it means to NOT be USDA approved for canning
  • The 4 components of a Weck jar
  • A brief overview of how Weck jars work
  • The pros and cons of Weck jars vs. our standard jars like Ball® or Kerr®

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The Updated Ball Blue Book®

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Get the low down on the latest version of this canning classic. Learn what is new and why it is considered an important resource.

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6 Tips for Canning More Efficiently

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Six tips to make your canning experience more efficient and more enjoyable. Save time and with these simple tips.

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Hey Listen Up!

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I love podcasts. And for many years, I have wanted to produce my own podcast that: Offered weekly episodes for the food crafter/homesteader on the go Showcased interviews of top-notch...

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How to Streamline Your Canning

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How to streamline your canning efforts so you are more efficient with your time.

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The Lowdown on Low-Sugar Pectins

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When I open a jar of homemade jam, I want to taste the seasonal, homegrown flavors – not refined sugar. That is why many of my own personal preserves...

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When Good Preserves Go Bad

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Just like planning next year’s garden – This is the time of year when I start to think about next year’s canning season. For me, part of that process...

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Pressure Canners vs. Pressure Cookers

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There is always much confusion between pressure canners and pressure cookers – which is totally understandable! Their names are similar They look similar And even the words “canner” and “cooker”...

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6 Hacks for Opening a Stuck Canning Jar

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In a perfect world, we should never have a stuck ring on a canning jar because preserves should be stored WITHOUT the rings! Didn’t know that? No worries. I wrote...

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