Not a real project at this point.
This also includes preserving food in mason jars.
Mason jars ∞
Storing mason jars ∞
All perishables will spoil sooner or later, but they can be given a better shelf life if they are kept cool, dry and out of sunlight.
Since mason jars are transparent, keep them in a pantry or the like. The actual atmosphere doesn't technically matter, so an attic or basement might do very well. Be cautious of spaces which dip into extreme temperatures. Moisture on the outside of the jar doesn't matter because it's air-tight and therefore waterproof.
Cleaning and deodorizing mason jars ∞
I've had good success with baking soda, a little water and shaking so all surfaces are coated. I waited but nothing seemed to happen. I added vinegar to the mix, shook some more and waited a while longer. This seemed to work. Maybe I can skip the first half with the water; I don't know.
- Salt (preferably course)
- Baking soda
Shake vigorously for 30+ seconds
Possibly coffee grounds
Dehydrated food in mason jars ∞
In a mason jar, using a lid sealer vacuum device.
If you have trouble sealing [ 1 ] Because there's only atmosphere to pull out and no real volume of food to compress to create a more trivial seal. , double up your lids but put the topmost additional lid upside-down. This gives a little more pressure.
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