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Butt Lover's
11-07-2008, 03:29 PM
I am going to bottle 4 cases of my sauce to give away for the Holidays. Has anyone here done this before? Just looking for any advise :)

Jake
11-07-2008, 03:40 PM
i was going to bottle some awhile back, my mother in law told be to do it just like you would can it, not sure if thats the only way to do it or not, i never did get around to doing it, so im all ears to hear advise on this too

chef schwantz
11-07-2008, 04:23 PM
I can my sauce in a regular water bath canner for 40 minutes after the water returns to boil. I have a recipe that is fairly acidic, so I can get away with the waterbath method. If you have any oil ingredients, or not much vinegar or sugar in your sauce, you may need to use a pressure canner.

Butt Lover's
11-07-2008, 04:32 PM
Okay - So I just talked to the Home Economist at the county extension and she told me the dafe bet would be to pressure cook/bottle for 25 min. or to 10psi. I think its time to call my Grandma :)

SmokyOkie
11-07-2008, 11:59 PM
A low ph sauce doesn't need any more thatn to be put in a jar @ 175 with 1/2" head space. but if you want to se sure, higher temps followed by a vacuum seal is the best bet. Pressure cookers mostly only prived higher temps.

Jake
11-08-2008, 03:13 AM
so a typical (but tasty bbq sauce) bbq sauce would be ok to can then (water bath, wonder what the shelf life would be, is there a rule somewere, guess i better ask the mother in law if i dont hear back from you guys

Butt Lover's
11-08-2008, 04:00 PM
let us know what she says. can it be stored at room temp?

SmokyOkie
11-08-2008, 04:12 PM
Jake, I know that Head Country neither water bathes or pressure cooks their sauce. They just bottle it at 170 in a semi sterile environment.

They also know the makeup and ph of their sauce. If you want a link to ask the experts, try this

http://foodsafety.cas.psu.edu/preserve.html

Butt Lover's
11-08-2008, 07:40 PM
Cool, I know the basic recipe for head country so that gives me a good pH estimate
All those chemistry classes in college were good for something after all ;)

Chargrilled
11-08-2008, 09:09 PM
Cool, I know the basic recipe for head country

If you know that we need to talk:D. Our favorite!!!

Chemistry classes, including organic. Always useful, just a pain in our azz.:roflmaoha0:

Butt Lover's
11-08-2008, 09:45 PM
It says the recipe on the side of the bottle, you just need to figure out the ratios:laughing-smiley-014
The funny thing about the chemistry classes is that they have never been a useful career tool, just good for trivia & useless knowledge :)

Jake
11-08-2008, 09:49 PM
let us know what she says. can it be stored at room temp?

im told once it has a boiling water bath it can be stored in the cupboard as long as its canned proper with the seal etc.

SmokyOkie
11-08-2008, 10:29 PM
Around 3.5 I think.

Chargrilled
11-08-2008, 10:35 PM
It says the recipe on the side of the bottle, you just need to figure out the ratio

same thing with McDonald's secrete sauce,.......:shrug:. Your sayin you know the ratios??

TX Sandman
11-08-2008, 10:36 PM
Around 3.5 I think.

Actually, 4.6, per this article.
http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/ph-cntrl.html

SmokyOkie
11-08-2008, 10:49 PM
No, I meant Head Country.

Butt Lover's
11-09-2008, 11:19 AM
I am still trying to figure it out :) Sorry - bad sense of humor:smack: