Canning 101: Start Here

Source: Guildbrook Farm | Simple Sustainable Living
January 30, 2017

What is canning? Why can your own food? How do you start canning and what tools do you need? This is a comprehensive learning to can video that attempts to give a basic understanding of home canning using both a water bath canner and a pressure canner. We cover several types of canning methods, what is approved and not approved by the USDA, how to read canning recipes, and common questions and problems.

*Note we are not master canners. This is simply a starting place to introduce tools, equipment, terminology, and resources so a beginner canner has a base knowledge for doing research.

Ball Water Bath Canner Set on Amazon:
All American 921 Pressure Canner on Amazon:

Alternate Canning Tools:
Ball Utensil Set on Amazon:
Tattler Reusable Regular Mouth Lids on Amazon:
Tattler Reusable Wide Mouth Lids on Amazon:

Canning Additives:
Milliard Non-GMO Citric Acid on Amazon:
Pomona’s Pectin 2-Pack on Amazon:
Non-Iodized Canning Salt on Amazon*:
*You must use non-iodized salt for canning

Canning Books:
Ball Blue Book of Food Preservation on Amazon:
Preserving with Pomona’s Pectin on Amazon:

Canning Resources and Recipes*:
National Center for Home Food Preservation:
Fresh Preserving:
Simply Canning:…
SB Canning:…
Food in Jars:
Canning Granny:
Healthy Canning:
*Beware that some sites may contain recipes that are not approved by the USDA

If you have some tips or a video on home canning, please be sure to leave a comment or link below. We encourage community and want to provide access to a variety of information so viewers can make their own informed decisions about the topics we cover.

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Thanks for watching!

Jaime and Jeremy


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Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who regularly studies subjects such as: Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more. His own personal blog is where his personal work is shared, while serves as a media portal which mirrors vital information usually ignored by mainstream press, but still highly crucial to our individual understanding of various facets of the world. My work can also be found on

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