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Forum: Canning/Preserving 11-26-2012, 05:35 PM
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Posted By grumble
Excalibur, YES! Top of the line. Which is not...

Excalibur, YES! Top of the line. Which is not to say others are not also good, and even some cheap ones do most of what you need. I saved up for a while to get the Excalibur, and not a bit of...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-03-2011, 04:52 PM
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Posted By grumble
NCLee talked me into an Excalibur, and I'm...

NCLee talked me into an Excalibur, and I'm tickled that he did. I'm really happy with it.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 03-25-2011, 01:05 PM
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Posted By grumble
Aha! Thanks. Thanks for the response to a dumb...

Aha! Thanks. Thanks for the response to a dumb question.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 03-22-2011, 03:05 PM
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Posted By grumble
Shannon, pardon the dumb question, but what's the...

Shannon, pardon the dumb question, but what's the purpose of the ice tray? Couldn't you just freeze it directly in the zip lock bag?
Forum: Canning/Preserving 01-13-2011, 04:39 PM
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Posted By grumble
"Our oven only goes down to 170. Its propane with...

"Our oven only goes down to 170. Its propane with electric ignition."

Don't give up on that propane stove yet. Sounds similar to mine. Dig out the instruction book, or look it up online, and...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 01-09-2011, 09:05 PM
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Posted By grumble
I don't want to tell you what you already know,...

I don't want to tell you what you already know, so hope I'm not doing that with this post.

If you're getting moisture up through the dirt floor, and I'm pretty sure you are, you'll also get...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 01-07-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 457
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Posted By grumble
Kaylar, that's a pretty mean humidity problem. ...

Kaylar, that's a pretty mean humidity problem.

I'm sure you know there are commercial moisture absorbents, but with as much moisture as you have, it could run you to the poorhouse trying to keep...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 01-04-2011, 07:19 PM
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Posted By grumble
"I measured the vacuum capability of my foodsaver...

"I measured the vacuum capability of my foodsaver and it sucked down to 27 inches of vacuum. ...
The maximum that can be obtained here on earth is in the high 29s-30."

Right. "Standard"...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 01-03-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,293
Posted By grumble
Oh ... OK, that makes sense. I can be pretty...

Oh ... OK, that makes sense.

I can be pretty dense sometimes (just ask some of the smart guys who post here), and misunderstood.

What would be perfect for what you describe would be sealer bags...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 01-03-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,293
Posted By grumble
I'm far from expert here, and will appreciate any...

I'm far from expert here, and will appreciate any corrections.

"Vacuum" seal is a misnomer. "Reduced pressure" seal would be a better term. I don't have any way to measure it, but I'd guess that...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 11-30-2010, 07:56 PM
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Posted By grumble
Whew. 287 posts in this thread. Marathon read! ...

Whew. 287 posts in this thread. Marathon read!

Thought of a couple things to add while reading:

-I use a lot of chilis (well, this IS NM!). Buy a couple bushels every year. The red ones go...
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