Canning Green Beans (French Climbing Beans)

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Canning Green Beans (French Climbing Beans)
« on: September 22, 2014, 07:40 »
I love the sound of lids pinging, it's like music to my ears  :D Managed to can about 10lbs of green beans yesterday for a grand total of 22 pint jars, and to my delight, they all sealed. Boy do I love hearing that metal pop!  :D
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Re: Canning Green Beans
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2014, 07:55 »
What is the liquid they are in please?

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Re: Canning Green Beans
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2014, 14:24 »
Just plain water

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Re: Canning Green Beans (French Climbing Beans)
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2014, 22:08 »
That's a serious looking pan :). How long do you have to 'cook' them for?
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Re: Canning Green Beans (French Climbing Beans)
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2014, 22:35 »
Yes it is quite a whopper! I call it The Bomb Maker  :tongue2: (it's a 25 quart All American pressure canner)
The beans are packed into clean jars while raw, covered with boiling water, sealed and processed for 20 mins at 10lbs of pressure.

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Re: Canning Green Beans (French Climbing Beans)
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2014, 06:52 »
Very impressive, until people on here talked about them I had no idea they existed for home use.

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Re: Canning Green Beans (French Climbing Beans)
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2014, 21:35 »
Now that is a serious piece of kit. :D

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Re: Canning Green Beans (French Climbing Beans)
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2014, 21:40 »
I want one  :D

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Re: Canning Green Beans (French Climbing Beans)
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2014, 21:43 »
my MIL remembers bottling fruit just after the war before freezers were available
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Re: Canning Green Beans (French Climbing Beans)
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2014, 21:57 »
I learnt from my mum in those days, as well  :D

I've got a carrier bag of pears to bottle in syrup in the next few days  ;)
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Re: Canning Green Beans (French Climbing Beans)
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2014, 00:42 »
Ha yeah it's a workhorse! Last season I mainly did boiling water bath canning but this year I wanted to be able to bottle low acid foods. I love it. I think it's my favorite kitchen "gadget". I still use the BWB method for my jams, but everything else goes in The Bomb Maker. This year I've done potatoes, green beans, tomato sauce and applesauce. I may do sweet corn too, I just haven't decided if I want to do all that shucking and cutting the kernels off the cob. That's a lot if work!  :ohmy:

My grandmother (born in 1916) grew up on a farm in Iowa and her family did a lot of canning. I love hearing her stories about it :) This year I made red gooseberry jam and when I told her about it she said that her mother used to make gooseberry pie. I thought it was hilarious as I had never tasted a gooseberry before this summer and she knew all about them :tongue2:

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Re: Canning Green Beans (French Climbing Beans)
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2014, 22:07 »
wow she is 98

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Re: Canning Green Beans (French Climbing Beans)
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2014, 19:30 »
wow she is 98

Ha yeah it's pretty amazing! I call her The Family Gem  :D

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Re: Canning Green Beans (French Climbing Beans)
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2014, 19:29 »
What a fascinating lady :)



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