Bottle Canning Experiment





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Published on Jul 12, 2012

Today I did an experiment to see if I could can with lug type bottles.

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I don't have a lot of these bottles but I have about 8 Snapple bottles & have used them for years for grape and tomato juice. No replacement lids!!! They have not failed but if it did, just freeze, then use it later and pitch the bottle.  Love your non-preachy teaching style.
Bill Laut
Are these recycled bottles and lids safe for pressure canning?
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jan Penland
I wonder if this will work with the gallon pickle jars for canning emergency water.
Rickey Authement
the secret it out! I do the same exact thing.
Ohio Prepper
It would be nice to find somewhere other than Fillmore, as they kill ya with the shipping. 300 of the 38 MM lug cap lids are $39 but with shipping it is $58. Making it way to costly in my opinion! That's almost 20 cents each. (When purchasing 300, however, if you get just 100 it goes up to nearly 30 cents each.)
I saved the same Nantucket's bottles too but I didn't know you could get the tops for them thanks for the info!
im using frappuchino bottles 13 oz they have continuous thread and the button top seal. this is a great video
That a great tip. I will look into this. I could use them for my homemade hot sauce.
Fay Hare
Sorry only just seen your reply. It's both recommended practice and what everyone does. We do have some companies selling commercial jars (such as Kilner and Le Parfait) but I would only use them for pressure canning. All jams, chutneys, pickles etc get bottled (canned) in reused jars and lids (some jars have been in use for years) I would only stop using one if the lid got damaged etc.
Crouton Crackerjacks
I can't find that Tazo tea anywhere but Snapple bottles are 16 oz and also have 38 lug caps. I'm not a fan of Snapple so I went to the recycling drop off behind the grocery store and there are tons for the taking. If you can dig and not get cut, they would work just fine. Most don't have lids but buying 10c lids is cheaper than buying tea that I wouldn't drink anyway. Of course this only works where they don't have deposits on bottles... 
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