That is kind of funny about the US being cheaper. I order my pet meds from Australia because I can get the same products cheaper there. I agree with the others that you do not need to pressure can jams and jellies.
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I agree...You do not need a pressure canner for jams. Just do the water bath method... Here is a PDF of Ball's "Getting Started" It has both of the methods explained and what you need to get started... Here's the link... www.freshpreserving.com/guides/Intro To Canning.pdf Have fun and if you have any questions, do post them for us to help you ...
PS I don't even process my jams..Hot Jars, Hot Liquid, they will seal themselves. But you do what is best for you. try a jar un processed and see if it works for you.
I assume you mean the pressure cooker part? I never have used a pressure cooker. I just use a big pot, tongs and go that route. As long as the water covers the lids by a good inch or two and boil/process for like 15 minutes or so...
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