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Re: Building a "canning Kitchen" in the dungeon.

Post Number:#16  Unread postby GBov » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:39 am


SixGun wrote:That is absolutely amazing. If all my dreams come true, maybe I can have something like that someday!!


Me too! A proper scullery. Cool. 8-)

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Re: Building a "canning Kitchen" in the dungeon.

Post Number:#17  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:46 am


alforddm wrote:Can you tell me how you built the sand trap? I need to build one of these so I'm not washing so much clay down my gray water system. Those counters look amazing!


I bought 2, - one and a half inch "bulkhead fittings" from ebay [ https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-1-2-1-5-Bulk ... ctupt=true ]
then found a good 5 gal bucket with a tight fitting lid, cut holes in it, and tightened the "bulkhead fittings into the holes, then put a "plastic" threaded 1 1/2 inch nipple in to the holes in the bulkhead fitting, then screwed the drain fitting onto the nipple sticking out of bulkhead fitting, --
and put a different fitting in the existing waste water line, so the water coming from the sink ran into the bucket , then back out of the bucket through the other fitting ..to continue on its way to the sewer...

this " instructables " shows the process, but- it is better to use bulkhead fittings and skip the glue ...
https://www.instructables.com/id/Plaster-Trap/

make sure you use the easy to remove "plastic drain fittings" --so when the bucket needs emptied it is easy to remove , dump out and hook back up again .

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Bottling green beans

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Been canning a lot of squash, green beans, and tomatoes...
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Re: Building a "canning Kitchen" in the dungeon.

Post Number:#18  Unread postby Shea » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:14 pm


How do you use/can summer squash? I've only ever froze my surplus. But that may b because I prefer it sauted or in stir frys.

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Re: Building a "canning Kitchen" in the dungeon.

Post Number:#19  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:08 am


Shea wrote:How do you use/can summer squash? I've only ever froze my surplus. But that may b because I prefer it sauted or in stir frys.


I put the cut up summer squash [or any kind of squash] in a 6 gal stock pot with a pint of water, heat it until it begins to boil, stirring it a few times, to make sure it doesn't stick and burn. -let simmer until soft, ..
then, drain the water [and a lot of juice from the squash], and pack it into jars [i add no extra water, there is still plenty of water still in it] ...then process in pressure canner. [we often add some bacon in the bottom of each jar..] If I don't add bacon, i add a 1/2 tsp salt / pint ...
We all like squash, so often it is just heated up and eaten,
... other times, it is fried with onions and butter.
JMHO...
Although I often like the frozen vegetables [and meat], more than bottled food...
We have lost "power" a few times, with big freezers full of food...
Spent days in the Florida heat, with a propane burner, trying to bottle it all before it spoiled,
...and still lost a lot of food....
so nowadays, I only freeze a little bit of each ...
The bottled food,
is unaffected by power outages,
.. never gets "freezer burned" ,
...and doesn't continue to "run up" the electrical bill for as long as you have it...
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Re: Building a "canning Kitchen" in the dungeon.

Post Number:#20  Unread postby Shea » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:50 am


Thanks I'll have to try some that way this year. Very good point about the freezer. I do sometimes take for granted that whenever we seem to loose power for multiple days its freezing outside.

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Re: Building a "canning Kitchen" in the dungeon.

Post Number:#21  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:34 pm


bottling green beans again,
-- 41 pints...
next is tomatoes and carrots...
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