Stockpot as water bath canner

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11cats2beagles
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Re: Stockpot as water bath canner

Post by 11cats2beagles » Sat May 28, 2016 10:16 pm

All we have ever used is a stock pot for canning. My mom is going to give us one of her old canners though - so that will be nice.

whatadeal
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Re: Stockpot as water bath canner

Post by whatadeal » Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:53 pm

Sorry to be so late but you could make a "raft" using the lids from jars, not the flat ones but the rings. I used cheap plastic zip ties to keep together. It worked. I tried one time without and had catastrophic failure. As in exploded jars, the whole batch. It wasn't pretty.

gaylejackson2
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Re: Stockpot as water bath canner

Post by gaylejackson2 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:17 pm

I have also used my big stockpot for canning, in fact I did so LOTS of times this past canning season. I have used cotton dishcloths, canning lids, canning rings, and a layer of aluminum foil on the bottom of my stock pot.

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