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13: Canning Jar Rings & Storage – Best Practices

Welcome to Episode #13 of the Living Homegrown Podcast!

This episode is all about safe practices for your canning jar rings and pantry storage.

I know that doesn’t sound exciting – but what you will learn, may surprise you!

You learn:

  • The most important canning jar ring safety practice
  • Why photographs of home canned food are so misleading
  • The optimal time to remove canning rings
  • Three key reasons these recommendations are important
  • The storage mistake that can waste your canning efforts

Resources & Links Mentioned:

Why Remove Rings from Canning Jars

6 Simple Hacks for Opening Stuck Jars (For those times when you forget to take off the ring!)


Recommended Books*

Ball Blue Book – Guide to Preserving (37th Edition)



Click here for the full transcript for Episode #13


For More About This Podcast Series:

Check out podcast Episode 00 to get:

  • The whole scoop on what this podcast series is all about
  • My background, experience & training
  • What to expect going forward

It’s like an audio “about” page for the podcast.


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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.