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One and a half pint ball jars

Posted by sue_ct z6 CT (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 30, 12 at 17:15

I bought some 1 1/2 pint jars a while ago simply because I sometimes have less than a full quart of tomatoes left for a batch, plus it is just me here so sometimes I could just use a little bit smaller portion to open for something. I used one that I processed with a batch of all quart jars of tomatoes. I think I pressure canned those. I did not realize until a while afterwards that the ball book says 1 1/2 pint jars are not recommended for the tomato recipes, just quarts and pints. Does anyone know why in heavens not? Do I really need to toss these and not use the rest of the jars? They are the same height as the Quarts just a little narrower, like the pints. Since they are neither taller nor thicker than the other sizes and I put the same amt of citric acid in them and processed them for the same amt of time as the Quarts, what could be wrong?

Scratching my head on this one...

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RE: One and a half pint ball jars

That Ball statement seems absurd to me. AFAIK, there's no reason in the world why you couldn't process a pint-and-a-half at quart times with no problem whatsoever. Can you provide the source (book & page #) so we can check out the precise statement?


RE: One and a half pint ball jars

Oops, my mistake, lol. It says not recommended for 1.5 L jars! 1.5 Liters would be larger than quarts, so that explains it.

RE: One and a half pint ball jars

OK. That makes sense. Still, it's always nice to get things cleared up. You're going to love those pint-and-a-halfs. I was so glad to see they're being reissued.


RE: One and a half pint ball jars

Ace has them on sale this weekend (only through tomorrow - don't think it includes Monday) 2 cases for $14. And Ball had a $1 coupon in Sunday paper a while ago (also one for Buy 2 get 1 free lids, but lids are half the price at WM they are at Ace).

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