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  • nuggetshooter commented on Marsh's instructable Make a Propane Forge for $50!7 months ago
    Make a Propane Forge for $50!

    Thanks you!

    Or HFT Propane Torch with Push Button Igniter for $30 - should heat to around 3500 degrees.

    I am in Sacramento - where did you get the fire bricks?

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  • Make your own charcoal at home (Video)

    Your can also use the homemade charcoal in a blacksmith's forge. Works great.

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  • nuggetshooter commented on fan_made's instructable My Granny's Homemade Tomato Sauce1 year ago
    My Granny's Homemade Tomato Sauce

    I just checked the Master Food Preserver program literature, and you can store the product for longer than a year, but the quality may start to deteriorate after one year. We have store salsa for longer and have never noticed a reduction in quality. But, your results may differ. .

    Cheese Queen - I agree totally. As a certified Master Food Preserver, I would never use this method. I thought when I was flipping through the recipe, I had missed the water bath or pressure cooking step. Early on, my wife and I used the water bath canning method for tomato sauces, and never had a problem. But, I agree that the tomato is in the grey zone as far as acidity. We switched over to the pressure canning method a number of years ago, and have also never had any issues. If the lids do not seal, back into the pressure cooker they go with a new lid. Or, into the refrigerator the product goes for immediate use. Also, the UC Master Food Preserver Program and the Ball canning book recommend that one keep food out of direct sun light, in a cool place, and that they not be s...

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    Cheese Queen - I agree totally. As a certified Master Food Preserver, I would never use this method. I thought when I was flipping through the recipe, I had missed the water bath or pressure cooking step. Early on, my wife and I used the water bath canning method for tomato sauces, and never had a problem. But, I agree that the tomato is in the grey zone as far as acidity. We switched over to the pressure canning method a number of years ago, and have also never had any issues. If the lids do not seal, back into the pressure cooker they go with a new lid. Or, into the refrigerator the product goes for immediate use. Also, the UC Master Food Preserver Program and the Ball canning book recommend that one keep food out of direct sun light, in a cool place, and that they not be stored for no more than one year. And, if after storing your product, you open the jar and the lid lose or can be pried off with one's fingers, then it should be discarded since it did not seal properly to begin with.

    I agree, We too have had properly canned products that have last longer than a year (especially salsas, jams, etc.), but that is the position of the MFP program and a number of other canning books. It may be that they are liability conscious, and thus the shorter recommended time period.

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  • nuggetshooter commented on More Cowbell's instructable Easy Generator to Home Hook Up2 years ago
    Easy Generator to Home Hook Up

    Very interesting. We have a small Yamaha Generator that we used at one time to power our 5th wheel when we were on Federal land, etc. Our current Diesel pusher has a built in generator, but we kept the small one for infrequent power outages at out home. Is there a way to hook up the generator so we do not have to keep a window or slider open for an extension cord? Perhaps something like putting in a "dummy" plug inside that has no power to it unless the generator is plugged into an outside plug that sends power the inside "dummy"? The generator does not produce 220, but it will run lights, TV, microwave, small heaters, etc. It automatically ramps up as more power is needed. I have thought about putting in a pass through that I cold pass an electric cord though,...

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    Very interesting. We have a small Yamaha Generator that we used at one time to power our 5th wheel when we were on Federal land, etc. Our current Diesel pusher has a built in generator, but we kept the small one for infrequent power outages at out home. Is there a way to hook up the generator so we do not have to keep a window or slider open for an extension cord? Perhaps something like putting in a "dummy" plug inside that has no power to it unless the generator is plugged into an outside plug that sends power the inside "dummy"? The generator does not produce 220, but it will run lights, TV, microwave, small heaters, etc. It automatically ramps up as more power is needed. I have thought about putting in a pass through that I cold pass an electric cord though, but that would still let in the cold air from the outside. We are contemplating a move to FL, so a generator will be more of a necessity (during hurricane season) than here in Sacramento, CA. Thanks.

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