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Old 06-29-2016, 01:07 PM
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Default Power outage in Vegas summer

I am new to canning and LOVE IT but someone asked me what if you loose power during the summer 110+ for a few days does that reduce my shelf life if so by how much or would it be ruined.
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Old 06-29-2016, 04:20 PM
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welcome to the forum

the canning process both sterilizes the jar contents and creates a vaccume seal to prevent future contaminaton, as long as the jars stay sealed they should remain safe. the only problem you may have is food going bland/loosing flavor, and maybe some vitamin loss
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Old 06-29-2016, 05:26 PM
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Thank you so much. Hopefully we never loose power cause we would die before the food would. Haha. But so far I have canned beef stew, chicken, hot dogs, Italian sausage and peppers, chili and 4 different kinds of jam. I'm having so much fun but my husband hates the pressure canner makes too much noise with the weight he has to blast his TV.
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Old 06-29-2016, 08:54 PM
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Have you considered an outdoor canning setup? prepare the jars inside but run the canner outside? I mostly can outside because of the noise and my cabin is small so I don't like the steam inside, I use a 2 burner propane stove on the porch, I hook it to a 20 LB grill type tank with a hose adaptor and run the stove for most of the year canning on a single tank. I would also suggest setting up an outdoor kitchen if you could, set up a used kitchen stove under a shelter and run the canner there.

when I am canning I try to make it an all day project, preparing stuff to can while something else is being run through the canner, by the time the canner is ready to empty I try to have it timed so I can put something in again right away. when I get a seasonal surplus I try to put up as much as I can and might be running the canner all day for days (apple, bean, corn, turnips, cabbage, pumpkins, venison, etc, whatever I can get free or cheap in large amounts, then can different recipes based on a core ingredient)
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Old 06-30-2016, 12:58 AM
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I looked into the 2 burner camp stoves since we have several propane tanks but I wasn't sure which one would work. I have 2 65lbs pit bulls and when they run they will mow you down accidentally. I love my babies and no need for an accident.
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:29 AM
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yeah that would prevent camp stoves from being an option lol
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