Listed below are some of the documents and equipment that I use and love. Something missing that you’d like a recommendation on? Just let me know!
There is a lot of information available, both on the internet and in books, regarding food preservation. Some of it is good and some is really bad, providing unsafe recipes or out of date standards. Here I list the resources that you can trust for safe, scientifically tested recipes for canning, and other resources for brewing and dehydrating that are trusted sources. The books I list are links to the site where they can be purchased (some are affiliate links), and the extension publications link to the free pdfs that you can download and print to keep in your collection of recipes. Click on the names of the resources listed for access to them.
Extension service publications are a great place to look for safe, tested recipes and up-to-date information on food preservation and food safety. For a full list of extension publications click on the “Master Food Preserver Manual” link below. Select other publications are also listed individually.
Using and Caring for your Pressure Canner
Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products
Salsa Recipes for Canning
Canning Smoked Fish at Home
Canning Meat, Poultry and Game
Pickling Fish and Other Aquatic Foods for Home Use
Smoking Fish at Home Safety
Some of my favourite equipment that I use all the time in my canning and brewing adventures (most are affiliate links – many thanks!)
Basic beer brewing kit
Basic wine brewing kit
Gallon glass jug (great for small batches)
Mini auto-siphon (perfect for 1 gallon jugs)
6.5 size stoppers