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Sealing Food in 5 Gallon Buckets

The other day I had to seal some popcorn and millet in Mylar bags and five-gallon buckets.  It is quite easy.  Open the Mylar bag and put it in the bucket.  Fill the Mylar bag with your product to about two inches from the top of the bucket.  You will notice that the bag is a lot taller than the bucket, rather than cut of the excess I seal it right on the edge.  If I open the bucket to rotate the food this leaves me plenty of material to reseal the bag.

I use an old two-foot metal hand level and an electric iron to seal the bags. …

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Dry Pack Canning

Yesterday we spent part of our morning canning some rice in number ten cans.  We have access to a both a hand crank and electric canning machine.  Since we had quite a few cans to seal, we used the electric machine.

The canning process is very simple.  First, we fill a number of cans with product leaving the lids off.  I then put oxygen absorbers on top of the product in the first five or six cans. I never put out more  than six absorbers at one time.  We use the Ageless brand ZPT-300MBC.  This is a 300cc absorber that is designed for number 10 cans. …

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