Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-14-2015, 01:06 PM   #1
Member
 
City: spirit river
Country: canada
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 12
Canning info

Are there any that do home canning? If so how do you store them? I was told there could be a chance of salt water putting the lids and rings.
__________________
Advertisement

rosemari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2015, 03:33 PM   #2
FF
Guru
 
FF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 16,530
Back in the dat , store bought cans would get dunked in old varnish to keep the cans intact.

I have used a vacuum sealer to store parts and filters, works well.
__________________

FF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2015, 03:37 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Vashon_Trawler's Avatar
 
City: St. Petersburg, Florida
Country: USA
Vessel Name: M/V Sherpa
Vessel Model: 24' Vashon Diesel Cruiser
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 426
I see the advantage of canning for long-ranging cruising (perfect for fruits and such that would normally spoil) on a large trawler/cruiser, but cans and jars can take up valuable space. I can't imagine you'd be storing cans on a boat long enough for the lids to rust. I have a smaller boat and storage is a premium, so I avoid canned foods when we go on long trips.
__________________
“Go small, go simple, go now”
― Larry Pardey, Cruising in Seraffyn
Vashon_Trawler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2015, 05:51 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Gabe n Em's Avatar
 
City: Savannah, GA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: In Sanity
Vessel Model: 1981 Mainship 40'
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 280
we've done a few batches of pickles - they dont usually last long enough to rust.

We've got store bought cans of beans that have been on the boat for 8 months or so - no rust.

I've heard of FFs suggestion before - just dont let it roll around and chip the varnish (or the glass!!)
Gabe n Em is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2015, 07:44 PM   #5
Guru
 
Gulf Comanche's Avatar
 
City: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Country: U.S.A.
Vessel Name: Old School
Vessel Model: 38' Trawler custom built by Hike Metal Products
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 799
Just started canning, it's pretty cool. I've only done pints, one batch of chili con carne and one batch of split pea soup w ham. I've got a bunch of beer cozies and they'll fit the pint jars for cruising. This stuff tastes so much better than store bought.
Gulf Comanche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2015, 07:50 PM   #6
Guru
 
Gulf Comanche's Avatar
 
City: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Country: U.S.A.
Vessel Name: Old School
Vessel Model: 38' Trawler custom built by Hike Metal Products
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 799
Just started canning, its pretty cool. Did one batch of chili con carne and one of split pea soup w/ ham, all in pint jars. I have a bunch of beer cozies and they'll fit the pint jars to avoid breakage, so plan on using them when I bring to the boat for cruising. This stuff is so much better tasting than store bought cans.
Gulf Comanche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2015, 07:52 PM   #7
Guru
 
Gulf Comanche's Avatar
 
City: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Country: U.S.A.
Vessel Name: Old School
Vessel Model: 38' Trawler custom built by Hike Metal Products
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 799
Sorry about the double post, it looked like it disappeared when I hit send.
Gulf Comanche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2015, 08:26 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Old deckhand's Avatar
 
City: Sitka
Country: Same
Vessel Model: Transpacific Marine Eagle 32
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 497
We do canned salmon.
Old deckhand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2015, 08:38 PM   #9
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8,328
We can almost everything in the garden including a fairly well received strawberry banana jam. Never gave any thought to special handling aboard.
__________________
Craig

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they've been fooled - Mark Twain
CPseudonym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2015, 02:40 AM   #10
Guru
 
janice142's Avatar
 
City: St. Pete, FL
Country: USofA
Vessel Name: Seaweed
Vessel Model: Schucker mini-trawler
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 914
Send a message via AIM to janice142 Send a message via MSN to janice142 Send a message via Yahoo to janice142 Send a message via Skype™ to janice142
Hello Rosemari.

I've been canning for the boat for several years. I can meats like ham, turkey, chicken, barbecued chicken, pork, jerk pork, bbq pork, sausage, meatballs, etc.

Also, stuffed green peppers (with sausage filling) and lasagna and taco soup...

It's fun.

For me I use either the 1/2 cup jelly jars or 1 cup wide mouthed jars. Walmart now sells square 1 cup jars with the standard mouth. I like that they are square.

If you're not sure about storage, I would suggest you save socks. Cut off the toes and slide the jars in. Ditto the ankle part. Throw away the heels. Knee socks yield three "cozies" and are cheap -- thrift stores will sometimes give you bunches if you ask them.

For canning instructions, I've got a few pages up on my website. I'd suggest you start on this page: janice142 topic New in the Galley

My thinking on canning meats is this: The quality of my stuff is far superior to the dollar store variety in that the fat is removed. Also, I avoid salt.

By canning meat I can easily add any fillers I might want. I see no purpose in canning a stew when I can simply open a jar of beef, add potatoes and the like from my ships stores and have something fresh and delicious. Without a lot of refrigerator space I don't worry about having fresh meat ever.

If I want a pork sandwich, I can be eating one in ten minutes. Anything I desire is in a jar ready to open.

It's true that canning jars take space. I devoted one locker exclusively for them. Good Luck.

Oh, and I've got a chicken canning article upcoming (within a week) so be on the lookout for that too, if you're interested rosemari that is.

I just checked for you. Start HERE for the basics:
Janice142 article Canning Primer (Preserving Meats, Part One)

and then move to:
Janice142 article Processing in Pressure Cooker (Preserving Meats, Part Two)

Good luck and have fun.
J
__________________
Janice aboard Seaweed, living the good life afloat...
http://janice142.com
janice142 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2015, 05:37 AM   #11
Member
 
City: spirit river
Country: canada
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 12
Janice142, thank you. We will be canning all our meat as well. Hunting trip coming up next month. We will be devoting space solely for canning. We would much rather not depend on generator freezer or have a large fridge. We would also be trying to use solar/wind power. I will be checking out your articles. Thanks
__________________

rosemari is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012