How to Preserve Foods Safely at Home
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Brining and Fermentation
When canning home-preserved foods:
- Use scientifically-tested, up-to-date recipes such as those shown in this resource guide, Home Food Preservation Recipes and Information
- Follow directions carefully and do not change the measurements of fruit, vegetables, or acid.
- Adjust processing time for altitude.
- Date home-preserved foods and store them no more than 12 months between 50-70 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid direct sunlight.
A steam canner can be used in place of a boiling-water canner when you follow Guidelines for Safe Canning of Acid Foods in a Steam Canner.