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June 2, 2012
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judithb
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Ok,  I think i put my "welcome" message in the wrong spot and possibly my ? on the ph of my liquid soap.  Be patient with me please.  I may be 65, but I do still have a bit of brain power left. I will get this all straight eventually.  confused

June 2, 2012
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Don't worry Judith!  I was just setting down to rearrange things, it will work itself out, and you will get more comfortable here I'm sure.  We're pretty easy-going about things! 

 

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~~ Oh and I see what you mean about the soap question, I may edit the title of it so it is clear you are looking for help is all!  No worries!

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June 2, 2012
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judithb, 

Buckeye Girl is a peach when it comes to fixing up our "boo boo' posts!wink

June 27, 2012
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Don't feel like the lone ranger.  I think I may have put my post in the wrong place, too.  I was trying to introduce myself and really do not know how to use a blog.  Hopefully, I will catch on.

I cannot even find the page that I was on when I first registered.  I was reading a blog about Hot Pepper Butter.  I have no idea how to find it now. 

I actually found this site thru google, because I was looking for some answers on water bath canning.  I just want to can some beans an beets, but cannot afford a pressure canner right now. 

Everything I have read suggests pressure canning only for low acid foods.  How do you know what is low acid and what is high acid?  My grandmother never owned a pressure canner.  I know of people today who use only a water bath canner.

Why is it recommended that you use a pressure canner for low acid foods? If it seals, isn't it ok? If not, how do you tell if the food is preserved?

I am really confused!!

June 27, 2012
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We all know people who only BWB their canning... most don't die or even get sick that we know of, we'd just hate for our family to be the ones to get sick.  We always try to only recommend only the accepted safe canning practices for anything posted here.

We've posted a lot of links to the best and safest sites and to Suzanne's guides to procedures here in the canning links section http://chickensintheroad.com/forum/the-canning-pot/canning-links/ 

As for knowing what is acid and what isn't, if you go by the recipes here in these safe links, you'll see the ones that say BWB or process in a pressure canner. 

Dede's Hot Pepper Butter is the BEST!!!  YUM!  Spreading that on a sammy or a hot dog is a little bit of heaven!   http://chickensintheroad.com/farm-bell-recipes/hot-pepper-butter-2/

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June 28, 2012
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BuckeyeGirl said
We all know people who only BWB their canning... most don't die or even get sick that we know of, we'd just hate for our family to be the ones to get sick.  We always try to only recommend only the accepted safe canning practices for anything posted here.

We've posted a lot of links to the best and safest sites and to Suzanne's guides to procedures here in the canning links section http://chickensintheroad.com/forum/the-canning-pot/canning-links/ 

As for knowing what is acid and what isn't, if you go by the recipes here in these safe links, you'll see the ones that say BWB or process in a pressure canner. 

Dede's Hot Pepper Butter is the BEST!!!  YUM!  Spreading that on a sammy or a hot dog is a little bit of heaven!   http://chickensintheroad.com/farm-bell-recipes/hot-pepper-butter-2/

 

Thank you for the info.  Hey, I also found a recipe for yellow tomoato butter.  Can you substitute red tomatoes?  I have red tomatoes running out my ears!!!  But I did not plant any yellow ones. 

My husband obtained a recipe (Mama Carter's) for tomato gravy from someone who is close friends with June Carter Cash's family.  It is delicious.  I think this tomato butter will be, too.  I just wasn't sure of the acidity.  Don't red tomatoes have more acid than yellow ones?

 

Jeannie

June 28, 2012
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Unless you have some ph papers you can't accurately determine acidity. Sugar will disquise acid as in lemonaide. Tomatoes may seem more or less sour depending upon how sweet they are. If you have any doubts add a prescribed amound of one of the canning powders made for increasing acidity.

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