Sealing Cans is easy.
We sealed a 190 cans of wheat and legumes using a #10 can sealer belonging to the LDS Church. Five of us were able to seal these in just under two hours. The cost of the cans is $1.00 each plus tax. The following You Tube video shows just how easy it is to use the can sealer. The finished product should be good for 25 to 30 years.
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Thanks for sharing your knowlege with us. How long will the rice stay good after its been sealed?
Correctly sealed in #10 cans with oxygen absorbers it should last 25 years
Are you a member of the LDS Church? Did you get to borrow the sealer and bring it home? Do they allow non-members to borrow the sealer for home use? I am not LDS. I prefer to buy organically produced foods and would like to be able to seal them in #10 cans.
It depends on the cannery near you. Some still have the can sealers, but many of them no longer have them. Call them and they should be able to tell you.
I don’t think you can borrow them anymore since the church shut down a bunch of their canneries. There is an amazing product called “That Seals It!” (no joke) that you can use to vacuum seal opened #10 cans. You can use it with a food sealer or with a manual pump if you’re off grid. It’s perfect for the dehydrated food, produce, or brown sugar that never dries out. You can buy it on amazon. I’ll try to post a link below. Game changer for us!