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Old February 5, 2017   #1
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Default Cant Make Up Mind.

Cant Make Up my mind to pull the trigger or not.
I have looked at the all American canner and could not decide on which one to get.
It finally came to the fact I want and need the 30 quart canner.
Why the 30 quart canner.
It will hold 14 quart jars the two sizes down only hold 7 quarts.
Most of everything I make as far as soups and such are more than 7 quarts worth.
I looked on amazon and they charge taxes and shipping if I am n0t prime.
Even if I am they still charge taxes.
I looked a the All American site.
No taxes or shipping charge so the price is about the same or less.


Now the next thing that is driving me nuts.
Fermenting crocks.
I want two more of them and cant make up my mind.
As you all know me they wont be sitting around doing nothing but looking pretty.
I think I might get the 5 liter ones, at least this is where I am headed.
Then I will have one big 15 liter and two 5 liter fermenting crocks.

Just tossing it out there for suggestions.
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I would look for vintage/antique pickle or sauerkraut crocks. decorative, useful and collectable. They knew how to make things right back then
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I would look for vintage/antique pickle or sauerkraut crocks. decorative, useful and collectable. They knew how to make things right back then
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Cant find the German style with the moat.
Looked and looked.
Also some of the old stuff had lead in the glaze.
Did a lot of research on the whole lead glaze thing.
It is the certain colors that had it in it,
Not the clay from what I have read.
Same with pressure canner all wore out pitted odd manufacture dangerous junk from the post war era.
Most with gaskets.
I dont want one with gaskets.


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well, there would be a small and finite amount of lead in the glaze of an antique crock if there was any in the first place... and if there was any it leached out into granny's pickles 50 years ago
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Worth, I love my All American canner, but didn't go for the large one as it would just be too heavy for me (at my age, and height!). Also thought it might be even worse on the glass cooktop than the 7 quart's size I presently drag around on it...

If you were closer, I would gladly gift you my 5 gallon crock with lid. I now prefer to ferment in glass jars, either one or two quart size. When done, they can go straight into the fridge for storage. I need another fridge - wonder if that's another thing I can hide from my spouse?
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well, there would be a small and finite amount of lead in the glaze of an antique crock if there was any in the first place... and if there was any it leached out into granny's pickles 50 years ago
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I totally agree.
I just cant find anything here.
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Worth, I love my All American canner, but didn't go for the large one as it would just be too heavy for me (at my age, and height!). Also thought it might be even worse on the glass cooktop than the 7 quart's size I presently drag around on it...

If you were closer, I would gladly gift you my 5 gallon crock with lid. I now prefer to ferment in glass jars, either one or two quart size. When done, they can go straight into the fridge for storage. I need another fridge - wonder if that's another thing I can hide from my spouse?
Really tossing around the idea of the glass jars that is what I am using now and seem to be happy with it.
To be honest I like the burping sound the fermenting crocks make with the moat.
The refrigerator is full of fermented products, (hot peppers).
I might go with the smaller canner.
I have the 100 year old one that will hold 4 quarts.
Darn it all.
I want to add how does 7 fit in the canner?
This baffles me to no end.
You would think 8 would fit.
Is it six around the sides and one in the middle?


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Worth. Since you started the fermenting thread, I purchased the same model crock as you have.
I've already went through at least 4 full batches of kraut. I am for sure addicted to it, I eat a good sized bowl every day. Because I like my ferments to age for some time, I couldn't keep up. I found this on amazon-- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P75L8AY...ing=UTF8&psc=1 I'll try a big batch in this one next.
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Worth. Since you started the fermenting thread, I purchased the same model crock as you have.
I've already went through at least 4 full batches of kraut. I am for sure addicted to it, I eat a good sized bowl every day. Because I like my ferments to age for some time, I couldn't keep up. I found this on amazon-- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P75L8AY...ing=UTF8&psc=1 I'll try a big batch in this one next.
Let me know how it works.
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Is it six around the sides and one in the middle?


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That's what we have........ 6 around and 1 in the middle.

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Hey Worth, maybe paying the shipping from BC would be cheaper than buying one.
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Worth, I think you would be better using the big jars. With all the products you do I think it would be better to do smaller batches to keep everything fresh and continually change up what your eating. Same with the canner, if you can twice a week you can keep up with it and still have a stock so you don't eat the same thing all the time.
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Worth, do you have a store nearby like WalMart that you can order online and have delivered to the store? Don't think they charge any shipping that way.
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Worth, do you have a store nearby like WalMart that you can order online and have delivered to the store? Don't think they charge any shipping that way.
I dont think they will deliver to the store at wall mart.
It is an outside company like sears uses sometimes.



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Is it this one?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/All-Ameri...anner/17461794
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