When it comes to canning, everyone focuses on food, mixes, cans, equipment – and ignores the water. But not all water is the same, as evidenced by this latest reader question.
And, of course, if you have a question, let me know through my website or post it on my Facebook page. I’ll email an answer to you (if possible) and post my answers here and on Facebook.
Now, about that water problem …
Q. Why do some of my canning jars after a water bath process have a hard white water film on them? The jars seal and I have a good product but it looks bad.
A. You may have hard water. Try adding a small amount of vinegar (about a ¼ cup) to the boiling water in the water bath.