Post by mightyspuds on Aug 24, 2012 11:08:23 GMT -8
Bought new jars,the Ball lids they come with are HORRIBLE! 3 of 7 puckered UP on the edge a little triangle and they did NOT seal.Pulled out some thrift store Kerr and Ball lids,old ones thicker metal,the seal is twice as wide and twice as thick as far as I can perceive.Glad I bought a ton of lids couple years ago,new ones from Ball are TRASH!!!!
They say on em... Crafted for Quality,sealed for freshness.....lies big time on both accts.
Post by mightyspuds on Aug 24, 2012 18:20:00 GMT -8
OK,saw this on web,and yes,my rings were snug.Maybe we have to be far more careful to make them more than finger loose but not tight tight.Never seen this before though ======================== "What causes lids to buckle?
Putting screw bands on so tightly that air can hardly escape from jars during processing. The buildup of pressure inside jars causes lids to buckle. Screw bands should be tightened firmly, by hand. Do not use a jar wrench to tighten screw bands."
You may have overdone it. --------- You guys act like there is a diference betwteen brands.
Ball/kerr/golden harvest are all the same.
Those Kerr lids have the same wording on them as my ball lids. ---------------------
I mostly open kettle canned. Never had a lid buckle. Just would not seal as good as Kerr. It could not pull the down the dome I guess. I only ever just used hands to tighten a band. I knew about not wrench them down. I think all instructions say that. I can see your lids a mess. Men's hands are stronger I would think. Jars vacuum seal.
My sister was at my house one day when I was canning and was doing jars gettig ready and she saw I was using mayo jars in the pressure cooker. She said she had one break. I had not had any break but ai did not can corn in them but greenbeans and so on. Corn takes so long. I showed her a no good canning jar and she said she could see nothing wrong with it. I showed her the tiny crack at the top. I had to can in any jar I could get a lid on. I canned back them in 63"s and can not get now. They used coffee jars during war II. I guess those jars are collector items now. I have some yet. Husband had bought jelly and jams by the case and he had saved te jars.? They were 63's and I used for canning some things like relish and peas and such. Were larger than half pint. 12 oz size.
Now they have reusable flats for canning. I have not tried but I guess plastic and rubber ring. Not in stores.
Post by mommajeane on Aug 25, 2012 17:11:39 GMT -8
I still have lots of the old coffee jars, and some of them have really nice designs. I have lots of mayo jars too and regular canning jars. I could probably can enough to eat all my meals from jars for at least a year. That includes Becky & Donald and the 4 kids too. I love to can things! It is so satisfying to see all the rows sitting so pretty on the shelf. sigh, maybe next year.
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