Sunday, April 28, 2013

Storing your canned goods!

  Most canners know this, but some newbies might not. Let your jars cool. I usually leave mine for 24 hours. Remove the rings and wash in warm soapy water. Dry and label. Store without the rings and don't stack your jars. Why? you ask...Because sometimes bacteria can form in the jar and the lid will come unsealed. When you go to use it, you will know this but if the ring is on the jar it may reseal itself and you would never know it had come unsealed. Same goes for stacking, the weight of one jar on the other might cause the unsealed jar to reseal. For your family's safety, Remove rings and store in single layers.