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How are you guys storing your mason jars?

scooter2374

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I have a pile in the attic and a smaller pile in the kitchen under our prep table. Mostly pints and quarts but some smaller ones for samples of my apple pie shine.
 
I don't know what you mean by 'how'? I agree the original boxes are ok, but they only last 2 seasons at most.

I take the ring off and sit it on a shelf. Preferably one that stays cool and in the dark.
 
I have a handful of these produce crates that I use for storage of lighter stuff in the shop, they they're also sized right to work well for jars. Stackable too. I found someone locally that sells them for $2 apiece.
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So my old method of making my apple pie I ladled it into the jars and made a mess of the cardboard. Am considering making new ones out of wood to be more permanent.
 
This is how my wife stores hers. Full ones are stacked in the spare bedroom closet.

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I don't know what you mean by 'how'? I agree the original boxes are ok, but they only last 2 seasons at most.

I take the ring off and sit it on a shelf. Preferably one that stays cool and in the dark.

2 seasons my ass. We have some boxes that are 8-10 years old. Control the moisture and temp.
 
Previous owner of our house kept them in the original boxes underneath the stairs to the basement. There's a shelving unit there full of them. There must be 500 jars at least. Basement sits at about 80% humidity; I've given up on running the dehumidfier 24/7 for it to get to 70%.
 
Previous owner of our house kept them in the original boxes underneath the stairs to the basement. There's a shelving unit there full of them. There must be 500 jars at least. Basement sits at about 80% humidity; I've given up on running the dehumidfier 24/7 for it to get to 70%.

Improperly sized dehumidifier
 
Improperly sized dehumidifier

Yea think so? :flipoff2:

Its what was in the basement when we bought the place. I've got it sitting on a shelf and plumbed it into the pipe cleanout. Cost like $50 a month to run that thing. I gave up on it.

Sucks. I have the dehumidifer in the basement and the humidifier upstairs. :homer:
 
In the Pantry - one cupboard is full of canning jars, full & empty. If I had a basement, I'd store them there.
 
Yea think so? :flipoff2:

Its what was in the basement when we bought the place. I've got it sitting on a shelf and plumbed it into the pipe cleanout. Cost like $50 a month to run that thing. I gave up on it.

Sucks. I have the dehumidifer in the basement and the humidifier upstairs. :homer:

Wouldn't a fan be cheaper? :flipoff2:
 
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