Canning Problems

by Stacy Briggs

I have a couple of canning questions. I have been canning for many years, but I always have several cans that will seal and then a few days or even a few weeks later, I will go get a bottle and find some that have unsealed. I don't know what I am doing wrong. I make sure the rims are clean before I put the lids on. Do you have any suggestions?

Also, I lose quite a bit of liquid out of some of my jars. Why does this happen? I process them all the same. How hard of a boil are you supposed to cook them at and do you leave the lid to the water bath on while you are cooking them or not? It's so frustrating to me to find bottle every year that have unsealed. I have tried doing different things, but it doesn't help. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!

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Jul 14, 2013
not getting a good seal
by: Anonymous

Make sure you don't touch the lids before they seal on their own. If you do, you could be creating a "false seal".

Oct 10, 2012
A Few Suggestions
by: Jennifer, Provident Living Today

Are you taking the rings off your bottles before storing them? I haven't experienced lids that loose their seal after being sealed.

As to loosing liquid when processing food, overfilling your jars can cause leakage problems.

Yes, put the lid on the hot water bath when processing food.

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