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    Does anyone know if someone offers How to can classes in the valley ? I can read books all day long on how to ,But I'm a hands on person ,Once I do it myself then I got it.

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    I don't know of any, but that is a great idea. I will be lookoing for one in four years.

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    Fort Richardson and Elmendorf Air Force Base have yearly classes at the outdoor recreation centers, but it is too late now. I learned by reading the instructions that come with the pressure canner and by visiting the Alaska Cooperative Extension Service at www.uaf.eau/ces. Those guys know everything there is to know about canning and how to not kill yourself with the finished product. Check them out. You can also call and speak directly to the Food Specialist at the Cooperative Extension Service at 907-474-7974.

    Remember to use instructions that pertain to the type of product that you are canning and the size of jar that you are using.

    Cleanliness is a must. Boil your lids and rings. Make sure you rinse your jars with boiling water. After you pack the jars make sure that you wipe the mouths and threads of the jars before putting the rings and lids on in order to get a good seal. .

    Constant pressure is a must. It is easier to maintain a constant pressure in the canner if you are using a gas stove rather than an electric, because the burner on a gas stove is easier to adjust. You really can't gauge how much heat you are adding or taking away with an electric stove so you have to keep an Eagle eye on the pressure gauge and make constant adjustments or you will blow up the canner or not cook at enough pressure to kill all the bacteria in the food. It is also recommended that you heat home canned meats and fish prior to consumption just in case something made it past the canning stage, but you will also know by swollen cans or lids on the jars

    Have fun with it and good luck. It's really not as hard as it sounds once you do it a time or two. Let us know how it turns out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger View Post
    Does anyone know if someone offers How to can classes in the valley ? I can read books all day long on how to ,But I'm a hands on person ,Once I do it myself then I got it.

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    Roger get hold of the cooperative extension service in palmer... the have all the easy lit to read and the ladies there can prolly hook you up with a coach....
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