Canning Bacon

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    heres another one i have had good results with canned 2 cases of wide mouth pints-great when i want to make a big pot of beans just dump a pint into beans

    theres a store near where i buy bulk bacon ends and pieces
     
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    Very cool
     
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    You had me at bacon. Mmmmm bacon!
     
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    For the ones who have canned bacon, does it come out kinda limpy? As in not like when you fry it? If so, i wonder if you precook would it stay crisp? This is another thing on my to do list. I use bacon all the time for seasoning of beans and greens when cooking I would think this would be handy to have on the shelf ready to go and not have to wait around for a defrost.
     
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    I just dump the canned bacon into a pot of beans for seasonong
     
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    It comes out fairly limp but fry it as normal once out of the jar. Obviously it won’t take near as long to cook though.
     
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    I watched the video and I think it is interesting. EXCEPT for the part about having to fiddle with relief valve and pressure setting and constant watch of the pressure pot. So my questions (after that long lead in) is are there more modern set and forget pressure pots?
     
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    Once I get my pressure regulated I just keep an eye on it checking every so often, but as I understand it the ones with the weight take care of the pressure themselves. Hopefully someone that uses the weight kind will chime in.
     
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    There is an electric one out there but if memory is right, it's tiny. Only does 4 quarts.
    My canners have weights, not gauges. I just listen and if they are jiggling to fast I lower the temp a bit. They really aren't to fussy and are easy to use.
     
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    I bought the weight set for my Presto just to make sure the gauge was right. The gauge is spot on but it is very nice not to babysit the canner since you can hear the jiggle and do something else. I have an electric range and it is much easier to keep the pressure evenly balanced with gas.
     
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    Well it looks like pressure canning is not in the cards for me. I am almost deaf and hoping I will hear the weight jiggle is not a good option. I can stand next to the microwave and not hear the beeping. It has to be a set and forget situation or nothing. Oh well, back to the drawing board.
     
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    You don't have to hear it, you can see it. Some jump around(jiggle) and some spin. Easy to see. You can also put weights on canners with gauges. The weight will help keep it from over pressurizing and the gauge will let you see where your at. You DO need to hear the timer so you can turn it off...

    How funny my tablet kept changing pressurizing to proselytizing.
     
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    I use timers that turn off equipment. I cannot hear a simple timer chime, buzz or make noise below about 130 DB. Smoke detectors also do not fall into my hearing range. Good thing the wife has real good hearing. I had hoped this system had a pressure relief valve type setup and did not require my personal attention. I know this sounds picky but I also have a condition I call focus attention disorder. If I am focused on something, everything else is out of the picture. When working on the computer or some project, I will not hear people talking to me or side noises. Great condition for work, not so good for conversations and social activities.
     
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    The weight works as a pressure relief valve. When it gets to the desired weight the weight starts its jiggle keeping it there. The timer will be your problem.
     
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    I wonder if you can can bacon by chopping it up into pieces that would go into something you are cooking, such as beans before you put the bacon in the jar? The only way I have seen bacon canned is using the method in the video, using parchment paper, folding it over, rolling it up and putting it in the jar.
     
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    The electric pressure cookers are not to be used for canning. They do not get the pressure high enough and they don't keep the temperature high enough.
     
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    Canned bacon! C-ration bacon, fried on a grill, was a treat when we were stuck in our barracks during "phase 3" storms at Thule, Greenland.
     
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    I imagine that you will have one big clump of bacon. If your plan is to chop it up anyway then it should be fine.
     
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    I can the ends and pieces either from the store or from our bacon after sclicing. I use half pint jars.
     
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    I believe that ball made an electric one for canning.
     
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    My Power XL has a pressure canning setting. You have to let the pressure come down naturally, no venting. It takes about as long as my Presto does. So far, have used it to can the last 4 pints of dog food. 18 went in the Presto.
     
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