Why Canning Jars Break

| 8/22/2012 5:54:27 AM

Tags: Why Do Jars Break While Canning, Why Do Canning Jars Break, Broken Jars, Weak Jars, Canning Accidents, Why Did My Jars Break, Floating Canning Jars, Amy Dingmann,

In farm life, there is always something happening to keep you humble.

I'm not new to canning, but last week I experienced something that had never happened before. When I opened my water bath canner to remove seven jars of fabulous dill pickles...three jars were floating.

Floating jars? What does that mean?

Upon carefully removing the jars, I discovered I had a mess on my hands. For I had one...

 jar 1 


8/23/2012 12:32:56 AM

Amy, I had one of my jars of tomatoes that did the same thing. I didn't do anything different from the other times I water bathed canned them but one out of four broke. Another one didn't seal. I have never had either of these issues in the past. Who knows what the issue was. Have a great canning day.

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