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addicted2plants
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2011
8:10 PM

Post #8299875

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone here has used dry pack canning? If yes, then are there any items from your garden that you are dehydrating and then dry pack canning? How long is shelf life? Just curious:)
Michaelp
Glendale, UT
(Zone 5a)

January 11, 2011
4:25 AM

Post #8304005

I do beans and rice, [and things like that] you just have to be sure they are very dry, -- I have used the oven method of canning them in qt, or 1/2 gal jars, -- but I like the vaccume attachments for jar lids, that go with the vaccume sealer, --
addicted2plants
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 11, 2011
1:46 PM

Post #8305085

Not exactly sure we're talking about the same thing. I am talking about a can sealer that actually seals the lids on cans you'd normally buy in the store, except you put oxygen absorber packets in can first to absorb oxygen and it will allow you to keep things like wheat for 30 years.

Have you done dried fruits like raisins, cherries, or blueberries? I know they won't last near as long though...

Where did you get your can sealer from? I've found a few but they are usually $500-$1000! I've got one place less though.
rentman
Frankfort, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 11, 2011
3:31 PM

Post #8305282

Check www.foodsaver.com I have one and can vacuum seal mason jars.
Sounds like a good idea putting oxygen absorber packets.
Michaelp
Glendale, UT
(Zone 5a)

January 11, 2011
3:59 PM

Post #8305336

I use mason jars, - not cans, - you are right the investment for using cans, is very high, --
but Mason jars do not rust as much, --and are re-usable-- and are cheep, -- I have a" foodsaver", it works well for me-- if you want to use the oxygen absorber packs, -- consider 5 gal buckets, --with new lids, --
rentman
Frankfort, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 11, 2011
4:40 PM

Post #8305463

I was wondering how many packets to use and found this link :
http://www.providentliving.org/pfw/multimedia/files/pfw/pdf/109616_OxygenAbsorbers31_MAR_08_pdf.pdf

Hope it works
Michaelp
Glendale, UT
(Zone 5a)

January 11, 2011
5:00 PM

Post #8305502

PETE or PET under the recycle symbol, -- I wonder if any plastic buckets have this synbol???
Michaelp
Glendale, UT
(Zone 5a)

January 11, 2011
5:02 PM

Post #8305504

back when I was Being "a good Mormon", --we stored wheat etc, --in Plastic buckets with nitrogen gas in them to displace the air, -- it worked well, --

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