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As you probably know by now I do a lot of canning. I may have mentioned that canning fresh fruits and vegetables is another way I do meal planning.
Stocking your pantry full of home canned goods is a great way to save money on your grocery bill each month and enjoy some of your favorite foods all year long.
What is the difference between Hot Water Bath Canning and Pressure Canning?
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When making jams and jellies or salsa recipes you are canning high acid foods which are safe to eat when canned using the hot water bath method of canning.
Canning using the hot water bath method of canning doesn't require any special equipment.
You probably have a large pot at home you can use as a hot water bath canner.
To be able to process or can low acid foods like meats, seafood, and certain vegetables at home, you have to use the canning method that is known as pressure canning. To pressure can foods you will need a Pressure Canner.
I have never done pressure canning before.
Why have I never pressure canned before? Because I didn't have a clue how to pressure can until now.
As with all home food processing methods you have to follow some safety rules.
As long as you follow those rules everything will turn out alright and your home canned food will be safe to eat.
I've never dipped my toe into the pressure canning pot because even though I am very experienced in hot water bath canning high acid fruits and vegetables I was afraid to venture into pressure canning.
You may have felt the same way.
How To Start Pressure Canning
That is until now. Thanks to The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning I have seen how easy it is to pressure can.
Pressure canning is pretty much just like hot water bath canning except you have to use a pressure canner that can achieve the high heat that you need to safely can low acid foods.
A hot water bath canner cannot get your filled canning jars hot enough, therefore, you have to use a pressure canner that can reach the higher temperatures you need to safely can low acid foods.
The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning by Diane Devereaux The Canning Diva was just what I needed.
Diane's new Pressure Canning book is perfect for someone like me or you who has never pressure canned before and had no clue how to pressure can.
This pressure canning book takes you from start to finish teaching you everything you need to know about safely pressure canning low acid foods at home.
The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning book starts with chapter one teaching you the fundamentals of pressure canning explaining everything you would ever need to know about the ins and outs of pressure canning.
Chapter two is all about the equipment you will need to pressure can. Diane gives you descriptions and explanations on what supplies to use and why.
I especially appreciated the section explaining how pressure canners work and the difference between the different types of pressure canners available.
Chapter three teaches you in an easy to follow step by step process of pressure canning a very easy low acid canning recipe.
Chapter four, five, six, seven and eight is the good stuff. The pressure canning recipe chapters are broken down by food type.
Chapter nine is packed full of information on why it is a good idea to pack your pantry full of home canned goods. A must read!
Throughout the Complete Guide to Pressure Canning book Diane offers information, tips, processing charts, and answers any question you might ever have about pressure canning.
I highly recommend the Complete Guide to Pressure Canning by Diane Devereaux for anyone who wants to learn how to pressure can.
Even if you are experienced at pressure canning you will learn a thing or two from the book. Plus the recipes are awesome!
There is so much more pressure canning information in the book so grab your copy today.
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