Canning Peachs, I need help

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by ginbart, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I filled the jars as far as I could but after I got them out of the bath water where was at least an inch on the bottom with nothing but syrup. They floated, (the peachs) to the top. I used a knife to take out the air bubbles. What am I doing wrong. I did 14 pints with about 14 more to go. Thanks for any ideas.
     
  2. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did some peaches today and that's what mine are doing. Maybe thats just what they are supposed to do or we didnt pack them in there good enough.[​IMG]
     
  3. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    You just need to try to pack them in there better. It's not wrong what you are doing-I've had many a jar with and inch or two at the bottom [​IMG]
     
  4. henrysue

    henrysue Out Of The Brooder

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    If you're cold packing, it's because the peaches cook down when you boil the jars. If you're hot packing, it's normal. You can only pack so many peaches in the jar.
     
  5. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did the hot pack method. My first time canning peaches, glad to hear I didnt screw it up. DH asked if I tasted them before I canned them. I kinda went like this [​IMG] ! The thought didnt even occur to me!
     
  6. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    My grandmother was boiling them with the syrup in a pot, then she puts the peaches in the jar and arranges them so as much as possible will fit in, then she adds the syrup. Put the lid on and there you go.
     
  7. henrysue

    henrysue Out Of The Brooder

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    It sounds like a good first try. I canned peaches for the first time without the help of my Mom last year and decided I'd do cold packing to skip a step. After boiling there was 2-3" of emptyness on the bottom of each jar! I switched to hot packing after that first batch...
     
  8. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    They're fine like that! I freeze mine, but I have had that happen w/pears that I canned.
     
  9. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    henrysue, this isn't my first time LOL I have been doing them for years I just thought I was doing something wrong. I did try to pack them in better and that worked a little better.


    Thanks for all your help. I would really like to freeze them but don't have enought room in the freezer, it's small. ams3651 doesn't your grandmother boil them in a bath water?
     
  10. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    BTW if the peaches in the top of the jar aren't totally covered with liquid & change color a bit, they're fine. That goes for about anything you can at home. It won't hurt the freshness of the canned produce.

    Always do a sniff test anytime you open home-canned anything, though!
     

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