Mmmmm...buffalo chicken! Thanks. I don't know how to can, but I would like to learn.
Buy a thing of pint jars (about $8) and a Ball canning starter kit ($5-10, depending on which kit). It is all you need for water bath canning. It works for pickles and anything tomato (salsa or sauce. Also a chili starter. No meat). The kit has a jar lifter in it. That is to get the hot jars out of the pot. The funnel is in the bigger kit. The plastic air remover is good too. Never use metal utensils with canning. The metal scrapes the jar, and can cause a crack that causes the jar to break. Also, be sure to never put a cold/room temperature jar into hot water. That is all in the pamphlet that is included with the starter kit.
When you buy your first pressure canner, DO NOT BE AFRAID! Grandma may have a horror story about a canner blowing up, but it is hard to do with today's canners, and even back then (when dinosaurs roamed back in the 1940's) it wasn't too common.
Edited by MotorcycleChick - 7/20/15 at 4:20am