vacuum sealer

Discussion in 'Canning & Storage' started by kernbigo, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. kernbigo

    kernbigo Fire Starter

    I have not done the hot water bath in 5 years used the vacuum sealer with the wide mouth jar sealer. It works great. I'am wondering why you have to

    ref.the pickles if you use the jar sealer ?
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Because botulism can and might grow in the jar...  Water bath canning is ONLY for acidic foods....  botulism can't grow in acidic foods..  a vacuum sealer does not adequately remove all oxygen for preserving as well as pressure canning... 

    You should get a US gov't preserving foods booklet or us the internet and only use gov't approved methods....
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Holy cow.

    Your saying you vac seal then leave un-refrigerated?

    That sounds dangerous to me.

  4. kernbigo

    kernbigo Fire Starter

    I do pickles, kraut, jelly  and salsa all that way 

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