any canning experts here?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by delfargo, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. delfargo

    delfargo Chillin' With My Peeps

    excuse me for my ignorance, i know nothing about canning, but my wife does a good amount of it. she wanted me to ask if any of my chicken friends were also canning experts, as she has a question.
    she has tried twice now to can strawberry/rhubarb jam and both times the jam has "seperated" when it cooled off. it's like all the fruit goes to the top and the "gel" part stays at the bottom of the jar. she was wondering why that is happening. she says she's following the directions to the letter, but this keeps happening. any thoughts?
    thanx alot.
  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2011
  3. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2011
    Hedgesville, WV
    Usually caused by the jam being too hot....try letting it cool for a few more minutes before putting it in teh jars...just remeber to keep stirring it in the pot until you pour!
  4. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    Quote:yep too hot, stir it a while let it cool a bit. Sugar holds heat like you would not believe!

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