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Forum: Canning/Preserving 08-21-2010, 07:44 PM
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I have three trays of bell peppers, one of squash...

I have three trays of bell peppers, one of squash and two of garlic in the dehydrator this weekend.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 08-16-2010, 02:22 AM
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Posted By NotSoFast
I'm doing a partial load of celery and added a...

I'm doing a partial load of celery and added a tray of ginger that hadn't quite finished from yesterday. Never did ginger so I'm guessing here. 3/8" slices dried at 125 degrees for 5 hours is what...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-28-2010, 03:52 AM
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Posted By NotSoFast
Mary - If it is a solid body air pump (like...

Mary -

If it is a solid body air pump (like a bicycle pump sorta) ahd has a check valve, you can use it to pump with. You just need some way to disconnect it without losing your vacuum. Another...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-28-2010, 03:49 AM
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Posted By NotSoFast
I guess that means hot right out of boiling...

I guess that means hot right out of boiling water. Hmmmph!

I like to crack the lid, pull some of the contents out and reseal it. I just did that with sesame seeds for my bread I'm making. Yeah,...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-27-2010, 01:02 AM
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Posted By NotSoFast
Has anybody put their dehydrated items in canning...

Has anybody put their dehydrated items in canning jars and vacuum sealed them?

Do you see any negatives in vacuum sealing them?

So far I've found two jars that lost their vacuum. I think...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-27-2010, 12:58 AM
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Posted By NotSoFast
A half tray of strawberries takes a little over...

A half tray of strawberries takes a little over five trays in my Nesco dehydrator. Right now they are sending a wonderful aroma through the house.

Next is back to canning. But I think I'll do...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-20-2010, 03:24 AM
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Posted By NotSoFast
Bell peppers and a half gallon of french fry cut...

Bell peppers and a half gallon of french fry cut potatoes as well as drying some cherries. I find that mixing fruit and vegetables, especially the non-aromatic ones do well together.

It seems I'm...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-17-2010, 07:48 PM
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Posted By NotSoFast
Isn't it great to have more than one option? :)

Isn't it great to have more than one option? :)
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-17-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By NotSoFast
Today, 6/17/10, I just put 2 pounds of cherries,...

Today, 6/17/10, I just put 2 pounds of cherries, pitted and halved in the dehydrator. It took all 7 trays. Now all I need to do is clean up the juice that splattered all over from the pitting...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-14-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By NotSoFast
I don't know why either Stella. I followed the...

I don't know why either Stella. I followed the book that came with the dryer on them, setting the temp at 95 degrees. And the book says it should take between 12 and 18 hours. But so far...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-14-2010, 04:48 AM
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Posted By NotSoFast
I give up on doing basil in the dehydrator. I'm...

I give up on doing basil in the dehydrator. I'm going to hanging them in a closet inside a paper bag with small holes in it. The batch I did took three days before they dried out. I don't like...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-14-2010, 04:47 AM
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Posted By NotSoFast
I start my onions and garlic on the porch. It...

I start my onions and garlic on the porch. It definitely helps keep down the strong smell.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-14-2010, 04:45 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By NotSoFast
Oh, good a dehydrating post. :) I...

Oh, good a dehydrating post. :)

I dehydrated several pounds of potatoes. It is as easy as jumping off a curb. :) Two things I've found though. I need lots more quart and half gallon Mason...
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