Home Preservation Safety
By Diana on March 21, 2012
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Know Your Altitude—Most canning recipes are written for preserving at low altitudes (up to 1,000 feet above sea level). Because the boiling point of water changes at higher altitudes, adjustments must be made when home canning at heights above 1,000 feet. Most reputable canning guide books, such as the Ball Guide to Home Preserving, contain charts to help determine the temperatures and times at which to preserve foods at high altitudes.
Want to know more? The National Center for Home Food Preservation has a very handy beginners guide.
Until next time, here’s to not hiding under the kitchen table as the pressure rises on the first batch of green beans this season!
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