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OK Gang....... Anyone still lurk now that George has passed?

Got caught last summer with pants down, middle of tomatoes ran to
grocery store to buy lids; no dice. Hardware store; no dice, farm store;
no dice. Throw 'em in the freezer.
Find a few boxes on the internet, a buck a copy. Oh well have a few.

Shopping for Christmas decided to look again; finding lots of lids that
are listed as canning, but only address uses that don't involve heat.

Have names I've never heard before, not Ball, Kerr, Jarden, Golden
Harvest. Names like COOOFO.

Are these true canning lids or just meant for storage?

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pheasant16 wrote:
OK Gang....... Anyone still lurk now that George has passed?

Got caught last summer with pants down, middle of tomatoes ran to
grocery store to buy lids; no dice. Hardware store; no dice, farm store;
no dice. Throw 'em in the freezer.
Find a few boxes on the internet, a buck a copy. Oh well have a few.

Shopping for Christmas decided to look again; finding lots of lids that
are listed as canning, but only address uses that don't involve heat.

Have names I've never heard before, not Ball, Kerr, Jarden, Golden
Harvest. Names like COOOFO.

Are these true canning lids or just meant for storage?


i'm still about. not much going on this group lately.

i have no experience with those particular brand name lids.
i went and took a look for them and found one web-site just
to see what they were.

here is a link with a description and it does say it should
be ok for high temperature and use with jams so i think they
would work for BWB canning. stainless steel would likely
mean these lids could be reused even if that is not generally
recommended in canning.

https://gistgear.com/product/B08HLWTQF6

that's a pretty high price for 48 lids, but the stainless
steel is different from the cheaper version normally used from
Ball or Kerr or the Wallyworld brand Mainstays.

no idea where they are at or the shipping.

we've been keeping an eye out at the stores for lids and
we did get lucky this past fall after our Wallyworld store
restocked the shelves, but they are not on the shelves
often or for long.

i just checked our local Meijers store and they have
jars and even some wide mouth lids with bands but no plain
lids only. in a pinch for us to buy more jars isn't a
problem. we got lucky right in the middle of harvest
season this past late summer when i was able to get four
cases of 64oz jars and another four cases of widemouth
jars. all of those got used up in one week and then we
were able to get a few more cases from other people for
the odds and ends. we put up about 300 quarts of
tomatoes so it was a pretty busy season.

sorry this isn't much help... all i can say is keep
looking.


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On 12/14/2020 4:17 PM, songbird wrote:


here is a link with a description and it does say it should
be ok for high temperature and use with jams so i think they
would work for BWB canning. stainless steel would likely
mean these lids could be reused even if that is not generally
recommended in canning.

https://gistgear.com/product/B08HLWTQF6

that's a pretty high price for 48 lids, but the stainless
steel is different from the cheaper version normally used from
Ball or Kerr or the Wallyworld brand Mainstays.



songbird


Yeah, not excited about an unknown factor when going through the work of
canning. Think I'm going to keep looking until someone that has
experience with them will vouch for them.

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On Mon, 14 Dec 2020 07:27:45 -0600, pheasant16
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OK Gang....... Anyone still lurk now that George has passed?

Got caught last summer with pants down, middle of tomatoes ran to
grocery store to buy lids; no dice. Hardware store; no dice, farm store;
no dice. Throw 'em in the freezer.
Find a few boxes on the internet, a buck a copy. Oh well have a few.

Shopping for Christmas decided to look again; finding lots of lids that
are listed as canning, but only address uses that don't involve heat.

Have names I've never heard before, not Ball, Kerr, Jarden, Golden
Harvest. Names like COOOFO.

Are these true canning lids or just meant for storage?


I'm still around. I know nothing from nothing about jar lids.

I saved the brag-label from one of my boxes of lids: "New &
Improved/SureTight(TM) Lids/Helps Keep Canned Food Sealed/NOW up to/18
MONTHS."

If any jar Mom put up in the forties were still around, it would still
be sealed.

Recently I opened a jar of pickles I put up in August of last year,
and the sealant on the lid was all bubbly.

Fortunately, all I ever put up these days is bread-and-butter pickles,
and I keep them in the spare fridge, so they don't have to be honestly
sealed.


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Joy Beeson wrote:
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I'm still around. I know nothing from nothing about jar lids.

I saved the brag-label from one of my boxes of lids: "New &
Improved/SureTight(TM) Lids/Helps Keep Canned Food Sealed/NOW up to/18
MONTHS."


i'm pretty sure that's just a marketing thing as i didn't
notice any real difference between the new and the lids i
had from before.


If any jar Mom put up in the forties were still around, it would still
be sealed.


yeah, but there's a good chance you'd not want to
eat it (unless it was dry goods or similar).


Recently I opened a jar of pickles I put up in August of last year,
and the sealant on the lid was all bubbly.


i've not noticed anything like that, but i'll keep an
eye out.


Fortunately, all I ever put up these days is bread-and-butter pickles,
and I keep them in the spare fridge, so they don't have to be honestly
sealed.


i made a case of pints of those for Mom to use in some
cooking she does and that was two years ago now and she's
not used a single jar yet. now that it is the colder
part of the year she'll be cooking more so i will have to
remind her to get that recipe out. it is a kind of meat-
ball with sweet and sour sauce.


songbird


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