When I’m canning, I try to remember to add vinegar to the water in the canner, especially if I’m using water from the outside water hose instead of filtered, softened water from inside.
Yesterday, I forgot to add vinegar to the water. Can you see the powdery residue on the jars and the rings from the water? That is why I cannot grow a garden here . . the water is way too basic. We don’t get enough rain – we hardly get any rain in the summer, so our only option is well water.
Linda in NE says
Our town has very hard water so I also need to add vinegar to the canning water. I hate that powdery residue on the jars when I forget.
Yes. I get that powdery film on my jars too. Taking a break today from canning here at the farm, have other things to get done. Will be back at it tomorrow!!
My mother always added vinegar to the water when she canned green beans to keep the white film off of her canning jars. I remember one time one of my aunts asked her why she did that. My Mom told her it was “flavoring”. (it wasn’t her favorite sister-in-law…) LOL
I can see it – I never knew that trick, but I didn’t live where I needed it at the time I was canning. When I saw your title, I thought, “No, Judy, you put the lime in the coconut!