Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Basics of Canning - Jar Sizes

CANNING JAR SIZES
1.  Half Pint - 1 cup capacity.  Mostly used for jams and jellies. 
2.  Pint - 2 cup capacity.  Can be used for larger quantity jams and jellies but also used for salsas and relishes.
3.  Quart - 4 cup capacity.  Used for tomatoes, peaches, sauces, soups, juices.





On the left you will see the regular opening and on the right is the "wide-mouth".
LID SIZES
1.  Regular
2.  Wide-Mouth

 Rings - I reuse canning rings year after year - they end up lasting 5 - 10 years.  Throw away when you notice the inside of the ring getting rusty.
Lids - You MUST use a new lid everytime you are canning to ensure food safety.





This picture shows the rings and the lids.


Mason, Ball and Kerr are all good canning brand names.


CANNING IDEAS ON THIS BLOG:

Jams & Jellies
Strawberry Mango Jam
Blueberry Jam
Peach Jam
Raspberry Jelly

3 comments:

  1. I found this through Google, and it's very helpful! Thank you!

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  2. I LOVE to can. In fact I canned some bone broth today. I think it is such a valuable skill to have, plus they are the best gifts ever.

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