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Re: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:50 pm
by boskone
About a month ago I canned a batch of chili. (And two jars of water, because...uh...I had space for two more jars.) Most of it's in the fridge, since as a novice I wanted to take all precautions, but one jar's in the pantry.

Over the last week I've eaten the first jar from the fridge with no ill effects. I figure that's promising.

The jar in the pantry looks fine. My current plan is to leave it in the pantry 'til mid-November, then (assuming no odd smells) eat it, and see how things go.

I'm thinking of trying canning some potatoes and hamburger this week. Potatoes because they're kind of a staple and just don't store great around here, hamburger because it's on sale.

Anyone know an equivalent of the USDA canning guide for dehydrating?

Re: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:38 am
by boskone
I was going to vacuum-seal some dried rice and beans. I got the beans done, but found three unfortunate things:

Discovery 1: I accidentally ordered mylar bags for a chamber vacuum sealer. I wasted a good amount of time trying to come up with a way to use them anyway, without success. I ended up vac sealing the beans into a regular bag, with deoxygenator and dessican, then just sealing that into a mylar bag. Inelegent, but it'll work.

Discovery 2: I'm out of vacuum bag rolls, which I remembered as soon as I saw the empty box.

Discovery 3: Now that I'm actually interested in canning, I've lost my attachment for vac-sealing mason jars. That would have been kinda handy.

Re: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:09 am
by Zed Hunter
A post on Oct. 7th gives a link to food preservation site. They list article/s on canning.

Re: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:30 am
by slipkid42
Made deer jerky on smoker yesterday, about 5 lbs - it'll be gone in a week :)

Re: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:32 pm
by 12_Gauge_Chimp
slipkid42 wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:30 am
Made deer jerky on smoker yesterday, about 5 lbs - it'll be gone in a week :)
Man, I haven't had good deer jerky since I was in high school.

I don't hunt, so making my own is not an option and the commercially available stuff has to be mixed with beef or pork due to some law and that just overpowers the venison flavor.

Re: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:34 pm
by CG
12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:32 pm

Man, I haven't had good deer jerky since I was in high school.

I don't hunt, so making my own is not an option and the commercially available stuff has to be mixed with beef or pork due to some law and that just overpowers the venison flavor.
We've bought it from the processors before when people failed to pick up their meat. Venison, not jerky.

Re: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:09 pm
by boskone
I haven't decided if I'm going to take a deer this year.

On the one hand, free meat.

On the other, more to keep up with when I move.

Re: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:42 pm
by WillyWinchester
Get the deer and make sausage. Then send it to me. Please and thank you.

Re: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:30 pm
by boskone
WillyWinchester wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:42 pm
Get the deer and make sausage. Then send it to me. Please and thank you.
That sounds like work, work, and more work.

Plus I was just COVID-exposed, and assuming both the potential vector and myself are positive, I'll probably be quarantined for the duration of my hunting window. :|

Re: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:15 am
by WillyWinchester
Oh man...sorry to hear that. Hopiung for your speedy recovery.