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    [email protected] Guest

    Default New BWB

    I'm going to look at getting a new BWB canner tomorrow to do quart jars. I'll probably just get the cheapest one big enough to do the job. Is there anything I should look out for?

    I'm thinking of putting the berries & lime into quart jars with no starch.

    I see from looking online there seems to be little out there in the UK, it seems most canners here are US imports at several times the price. I'm hoping I can find what I want, I don't want to come home with a sawn off dustbin or something


    NT

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    Ross@home Guest

    Default Re: New BWB

    On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 06:33:58 -0700 (PDT), [email protected] wrote:

    >I'm going to look at getting a new BWB canner tomorrow to do quart jars. I'll probably just get the cheapest one big enough to do the job. Is there anything I should look out for?
    >
    >I'm thinking of putting the berries & lime into quart jars with no starch.
    >
    >I see from looking online there seems to be little out there in the UK, it seems most canners here are US imports at several times the price. I'm hoping I can find what I want, I don't want to come home with a sawn off dustbin or something
    >
    >
    >NT


    It doesn't have to be a dedicated BWB canner. Improvise. You can use
    any pot large enough to hold your quart jars. Use a rack or even some
    jar rings to hold the jars off the bottom. You'll need enough depth to
    have at least an inch of water above them, plus a little extra space
    so it won't boil over.
    We've used a stainless steel stock pot as a BWB canner for at least
    the last 20 years.

    Ross.
    Southern Ontario, Canada

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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: New BWB

    On Friday, September 21, 2012 3:32:48 PM UTC+1, (unknown) wrote:
    > On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 06:33:58 -0700 (PDT), meow2222 wrote:
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    > >I'm going to look at getting a new BWB canner tomorrow to do quart jars. I'll probably just get the cheapest one big enough to do the job. Is there anything I should look out for?

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    > >I'm thinking of putting the berries & lime into quart jars with no starch.

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    > >I see from looking online there seems to be little out there in the UK, it seems most canners here are US imports at several times the price. I'm hoping I can find what I want, I don't want to come home with a sawn off dustbin or something

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    > >NT

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    > It doesn't have to be a dedicated BWB canner. Improvise. You can use
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    > any pot large enough to hold your quart jars. Use a rack or even some
    >
    > jar rings to hold the jars off the bottom. You'll need enough depth to
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    > have at least an inch of water above them, plus a little extra space
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    > so it won't boil over.
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    > We've used a stainless steel stock pot as a BWB canner for at least
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    > the last 20 years.
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    > Ross.
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    > Southern Ontario, Canada



    Yes, I expect I'll end up with a catering cooking pot without rack. Coathangers should do for that. But it might come to something more improvised.


    NT

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    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: New BWB

    On 9/21/2012 8:33 AM, [email protected] wrote:
    > I'm going to look at getting a new BWB canner tomorrow to do quart jars. I'll probably just get the cheapest one big enough to do the job. Is there anything I should look out for?
    >
    > I'm thinking of putting the berries & lime into quart jars with no starch.
    >
    > I see from looking online there seems to be little out there in the UK, it seems most canners here are US imports at several times the price. I'm hoping I can find what I want, I don't want to come home with a sawn off dustbin or something
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    > NT
    >

    You don't have to have a true BWB kettle, any stock pot that is tall
    enough and wide enough will do the job. Put a folded tea towel in the
    bottom to keep the jars off the bottom of the pot, fill with water. Of
    course you will need a jar lifter or large tongs to get the jars out
    when done.

    I have a couple of stainless steel stockpots that I use for small batch
    canning. I've found that the ones made in India are stronger and don't
    leak while the one I bought that had "Made in China" on it leaked at the
    handle rivets. Had to reset the rivets myself to stop the leaks. If you
    use a stockpot you can put a double layer, if the pot is deep enough, by
    laying another tea towel on top of the first layer of jars. I have found
    several different diameter cake racks at garage sales, my Brit friends
    used to buy things from "boot sales," for Americans that something sold
    from the trunk of your car. Maybe you can find some cake racks that way.
    Hope this helps.

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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: New BWB

    On Friday, September 21, 2012 2:33:58 PM UTC+1, (unknown) wrote:
    > I'm going to look at getting a new BWB canner tomorrow to do quart jars. I'll probably just get the cheapest one big enough to do the job. Is there anything I should look out for?
    >
    >
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    > I'm thinking of putting the berries & lime into quart jars with no starch.
    >
    >
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    > I see from looking online there seems to be little out there in the UK, it seems most canners here are US imports at several times the price. I'm hoping I can find what I want, I don't want to come home with a sawn off dustbin or something


    Finally got one - someone kindly dumped it nearby


    NT

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