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Re: Tattler lids

Postby callmefence » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:29 am

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Jogeephus wrote:Never seen those till you posted this. They do look expensive. I use re-use the one time lids fairly often if they aren't messed up and they seem to work fine on the second go round. I doubt they will last as long as these though.


I have heard of people reusing those. Do you do anything to get the seal part back to useable or just warm them up and use them like new ones? How many have you reused?


We reuse them also. Sometimes several times.
We just make extra sure they seal right. Both during the canning process and where opening the jar.


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Re: Tattler lids

Postby cowgirl8 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:03 pm

I just never want to gamble on the metal ones a second time and is a big canning NO NO. I'm sure there are lots of people who reuse them and I'm not telling anyone what they need to do. But its too much work for me to do, to find them unsealed later on. Water bath things I might would risk it because there is no chance of botulism, but not pressure canned..Long term the metal starts to degrade too... I'm careful to clean them after canning, but I still get some that start rusting..
These tattler lids are a little more than double the price of metal. But, second time around they are pretty much paid for. What I like is if the SHTF, I can store food without needing to replace the metal ones to survive. Over the years I've spent a lot on the metal ones and I'm always running out. I feel free now to eat what I can without rationing it because I spent money on a lid i'll just throw away. The metal ones are wasteful, I hate being wasteful.. Just my thoughts, not criticizing anything anyone does..just my opinions..
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Re: Tattler lids

Postby Jogeephus » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:07 pm

Craig Miller wrote:
Jogeephus wrote:Never seen those till you posted this. They do look expensive. I use re-use the one time lids fairly often if they aren't messed up and they seem to work fine on the second go round. I doubt they will last as long as these though.


I have heard of people reusing those. Do you do anything to get the seal part back to useable or just warm them up and use them like new ones? How many have you reused?


I don't do anything more than inspect them and clean them good before making the decision to re-use them. When you can high acid or high salt foods like kraut or pickles the salt will often cause rust spots on their tops which makes them "iffy" but this can be remedied if you just remember to rinse the jars good once they have cooled after canning and be sure to take the rings off. After canning I also touch the top of all the cans to be sure there is a seal and always test the vacuum when I open them. Always have the lids in hot water before putting them on the jars.

I'd like to try the tattlers but they seem to expensive. Looks like they are about $2.25/each and I can buy a sleeve of 345 mason jar lids for $80 so that's only about $0.23/each so there is a big price spread.
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Re: Tattler lids

Postby cowgirl8 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:14 pm

Where are you pricing those? I paid 69 cents each on amazon... Where are you getting a sleeve of 345 metal ones for 80? Walmart is the cheapest place I've found them in a 12 pack for 2.99....which makes it around 24 cents each..
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Re: Tattler lids

Postby Jogeephus » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:34 pm

cowgirl8 wrote:Where are you pricing those? I paid 69 cents each on amazon... Where are you getting a sleeve of 345 metal ones for 80? Walmart is the cheapest place I've found them in a 12 pack for 2.99....which makes it around 24 cents each..


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Re: Tattler lids

Postby Jogeephus » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:37 pm

I got the price on the tattler lids from Walmart. Didn't do much searching. Looks to be about $10 for 4 of them.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Tattler-Reus ... 3=&veh=sem
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Re: Tattler lids

Postby cowgirl8 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:37 pm

Jogeephus wrote:
cowgirl8 wrote:Where are you pricing those? I paid 69 cents each on amazon... Where are you getting a sleeve of 345 metal ones for 80? Walmart is the cheapest place I've found them in a 12 pack for 2.99....which makes it around 24 cents each..


Lehman's


https://www.lehmans.com/product/10263/h ... gLEcPD_BwE

Good deal...
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Re: Tattler lids

Postby Jogeephus » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:50 pm

cowgirl8 wrote:https://www.amazon.com/Tattler-Reusable-Regular-Canning-Rubber/dp/B010OTKQTQ/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1502820484&sr=8-6&keywords=tattler+reusable+canning+jar+lids


That's better than Walmart's price for sure.

CG, you mentioned prepping. Have you given any thought to freeze drying food or using retort bags? I use retort bags but haven't gone the freeze drying route yet but a few people in my community have gone this route. Much simpler than canning and takes up much less space. I just haven't taken the plunge to go this route yet.
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Re: Tattler lids

Postby cowgirl8 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:11 pm

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cowgirl8 wrote:https://www.amazon.com/Tattler-Reusable-Regular-Canning-Rubber/dp/B010OTKQTQ/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1502820484&sr=8-6&keywords=tattler+reusable+canning+jar+lids


That's better than Walmart's price for sure.

CG, you mentioned prepping. Have you given any thought to freeze drying food or using retort bags? I use retort bags but haven't gone the freeze drying route yet but a few people in my community have gone this route. Much simpler than canning and takes up much less space. I just haven't taken the plunge to go this route yet.

I'll have to google retort bags. I've seen the freeze dry machines....I dunno, I think we can scavenge enough were we live to do ok without freeze drying...but i'll google those bags, sounds interesting..
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Re: Tattler lids

Postby cowgirl8 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:13 pm

Oh, so they are like what tuna comes in....I think I got some sour cream in one once...Interesting..I'm going to investigate the bags.
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Re: Tattler lids

Postby cowgirl8 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:32 pm

Retort bags are interesting..Not sure they fit into my frugal kind of style though. We eat what I can so that things don't sit on the shelf a long time. I rotate. Love having meals ready to eat. I only can meals like meat, potatoes and beans. Things that take a while to cook, you can use them in many ways, things that are the backbone to a meal. Green beans, peas, tomatoes, I don't can.
The bags aren't expensive, but they are one use. They may fit in at one point, but I have so many jars I've picked up at estate sales for almost nothing, i'll never fill them all.
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Re: Tattler lids

Postby Jogeephus » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:38 pm

Retort bags are good for meals and meat and easy enough to work with. Just treat them like a jar.

I like the idea of freeze drying. Supposedly the freeze dried vegetables will taste just as fresh as the day you picked them. If this is true and it will work on yellow squash I will end up going that route. I have a friend who has one and she loves it. She has offered me a pack of squash to try but I haven't made the effort to pick it up yet to try. I'm a little scared because if it does do as good of a job as she claims I'll end up buying a dryer and this will set me back 3-4 calves. But with all the produce and berries I can get my hands on for next to nothing its almost wasteful not to put it up in some manner and FD'ing would be so easy.
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Re: Tattler lids

Postby cowgirl8 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:45 pm

You need a vacuum machine to seal the retort bags. What do you use?
With the freeze drive things, do you rehydrate?
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Re: Tattler lids

Postby Jogeephus » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:10 pm

With the retort bags you need something like a chamber vacuum machine. The important thing is to be able to set the seal time because the retort bags are much heavier than normal bags and require more heat.

With freeze drying you just fill trays with food then freeze dry it. Once dried you just seal the stuff in jars, bags or any type container that will keep oxygen and water from it. Some people add an oxygen eater satchel to each bag to insure no oxygen is in it. When complete all you need to is rehydrate with water. The interesting thing about the freeze drying is that in a vacuum water will boil at room temperature and will freeze at a much higher temperature than normal. But in a vacuum water can only exist as a gas or a liquid so when the water in the food freezes it doesn't rupture the cell walls of your vegetables like normal freezing would AND it doesn't cook your food like canning does so in the end you have a product that is exactly the same as it went into the chamber only there is no water in the product. Think about the mushiness of canned or frozen squash. With freeze drying it is just like it was when you picked it from the garden once you rehydrate it. Devoid of water and deprived of oxygen the food has an indefinite shelf life.

I've had FD potatoes and green beans but haven't tried the squash yet. If I can FD yellow squash then I'll probably go this route because there is nothing like fresh squash and to have this year round would be priceless. Not to mention the other things you can dry.
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