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Old 12-16-2011, 03:57 PM   #1
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Good Morning,
My girlfriend needs a hobby, and she doesnt really have one. She has expressed interest in canning. I have the kettle, and was wondering, does this kit have everything that she would need to get started? My brewpot is big enough to accommodate this setup.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Thoughts? She loves to cook and craft and I think this would make a great gift. I was just curious of the quality of it.

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Old 12-16-2011, 04:17 PM   #2
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looks pretty legit, if you think it would be a good gift I would get it

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Old 12-16-2011, 04:26 PM   #3
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add a pressure cooker and your set, and I'll bet she'll let you use it to can some wort for starters!

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add a pressure cooker and your set, and I'll bet she'll let you use it to can some wort for starters!
Do you have to have a pressure cooker to steralize everything? Can you just boil them?
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Do you have to have a pressure cooker to steralize everything? Can you just boil them?
You do not need a pressure cooker
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:08 PM   #6
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You could get her a book to go with, Ball Complete Book of Home Preservation This is a great book - tons of recipes, plus a pressure cooker section for when your SWMBO wants to take it to the next level.

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Old 12-16-2011, 05:12 PM   #7
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I would get her her own canning kettle as well. The granitewear ones aren't all that expensive.

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You don't need a pressure cooker, but it cuts the boiling time from an hour to 10-15 minutes. I got mine second hand for next to nothing. Also if you're canning in the heat of the summer, boil everything outside on a banjo burner so you don't have to steam up the house. I learned that the hard way, plus it's a far easier clean up outside.

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Isnt the point of the pressure cooker to kill botulinum? I hear that boiling alone doesn't do it.

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Isnt the point of the pressure cooker to kill botulinum? I hear that boiling alone doesn't do it.
Higher heat from the pressure cooker, or lower pH of the item canned will do it. Many things are acidic enough that you don't need a pressure cooker but some things require it.
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