Pressure Canning Supplies for Beginners

Pressure Canning Supplies for Beginners

Pressure Canning Supplies for Beginners 2560 1153 MESS BRANDS

We’re heading into canning season in the next few months! If you’re a beginner or a seasoned vet, now’s time to check and make sure that you have all the canning supplies you need. The boiling water method is a great place to start.

Make sure that you have these canning supplies:

  1. Canning jars with two-part lids (gasket & ring/band): These jars are specially designed for canning and come with a gasket and a ring/band that helps to seal the jar.
  2. A pot that is approximately 3-4 inches taller than the height of your mason jars: This pot is used to process the jars, and it should be tall enough to keep the jars completely submerged in the water.
  3. Wide mouth funnel: This tool makes it easy to fill the jars with food and liquids.
  4. Magnetic lid lifter (optional): This tool makes it easy to remove the lids from the boiling water.
  5. MESS Canning Labels: These labels are perfect for labeling your jars and keeping track of the contents.
  6. Canning rack: This rack is used to raise the jars off the bottom of the pot, and it should be the correct size to fit in the pot.
  7. Food Mill (optional): This tool is used to strain seeds and skin from fruits and vegetables.
  8. Bubble Popper (a spatula is fine): this tool is used to remove any bubbles from the liquid before sealing the jar.
  9. Canning Recipe Book: This book is a great resource for new canners and contains a list of beginner-friendly recipes and instructions.

Hopefully this list helped you – for your first time canning I recommend finding someone who has canned fruit, vegetables, or meat before. If they’re not available, invest in a good canning recipe book or a beginner’s canning book which contains a list of newbie canning supplies. There are a lot of elements to canning that can be a bit touchy, like the high heat, glass, and pressure – so make sure you’re following instructions closely.

One of our favorite canning recipes is for pickled carrots. They’re crunchy, salty, sweet, and pickle-y (with a little bit of spice, if you want).  Here’s our favorite recipe. If you have any questions about canning, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Happy canning!

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