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LH 23: All About Weck Jars

Welcome to Episode #23 of the Living Homegrown Podcast!

This episode is a Q & A session where I answer a “Q” from a podcast listener about Weck® canning jars.

You learn:

  • What these jars are & where they come from
  • What it it means to NOT be USDA approved for canning
  • The 4 components of a Weck jar
  • A brief overview of how to use Weck jars
  • How to test seals & open the jars
  • Key benefits and drawbacks of using Weck jars versus our US approved options like Ball, Kerr, Mason etc. jars

Resources & Links:

This episode was only meant as an overview of how the jars work and doesn’t go into the finer details of using Weck jars (such as metric conversions for calculating process times).

Why Remove Rings from Canning Jars – blog post including pictures

Wine Salt Recipeblog post including pictures

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Dehydrated Tomatoes and Making Tomato Powderblog post including pictures

Tomato Powder Recipeprintable recipe version

Weck 1/5 liter jelly jar – Set of 6*

Weck cylindrical jar – Set of 6*

William Sonoma – Search “weck” on this site to see full selection




Click here for the full transcript for Episode #23


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

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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.