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Topic: Mason Jars (16 msgs / 380 lines)
1) From: David Morgenlender
I just bought a Foodsaver (model V1085) from Tuesday Morning.  I have jar=
 sealer
accessories on order from Amazon.  So, now I just need mason jars.
Can anybody recommend any good sources (online & local stores near =
Boston)?
The Foodsaver website mentions using special jars for freezing.  But, =
other than
for very small jars, I have seen no mention of this in stores I've found =
via
google.  What do you use?
Finally, I've seen mention here of a 1.5 quart size, which seems a =
perfect size,
since it can hold 1 lb. of beans.  But I've not seen any mention of this =
in the
online stores.  Do you know where to buy these?
Thanks!
Dave
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2) From: Dave McCracken
On Friday 26 January 2007 11:24 am, David Morgenlender wrote:
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your grocery stores there.
Dave McCracken

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Check your local grocery stores, Walmart, Target, etc. I wouldn't buy 
these things online as shipping would cost a small fortune!
Sheila
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Check your local grocery stores, Walmart, Target, etc. I wouldn't buy
these things online as shipping would cost a small fortune!
Sheila
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    Finally, I've seen mention here of a 1.5 quart size, which seems a perfect
size, since it can hold 1 lb. of beans.  But I've not seen any mention of
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4) From: Jeff Bensen
In our area, all of the Ace Hardware stores carry these too. They 
regularly stock quart, pint and half-pint sizes.
I agree with Sheila, shipping might cost as much or more than the 
cost of a case of jars.
- Jeff Bensen
   Palm Bay, FL
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5) From: Brett Mason
I have some really old jars....
Brett Mason
On 1/26/07, David Morgenlender  wrote:
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6) From: Vicki Smith
They have jars almost everyplace I shop here, in the canning section. I 
prefer to use the pint size, as I can have one "on the go" and ignore 
the other ones, containing the rest of the roast, until I need them.
vicki
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7) From: Karl Harder
RE: Mason Jars  I live in S Calif, and can get them at any supermarket.
you can also get them athttp://www.lehmans.com/Karl

8) From: Steve Johnson (mac)
I get them at Walmart .
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9) From: Carole Zatz
I use the 12 oz size Mason jar that I get from my local True Value
store. This size works for me because I get two pots of coffee from
each jar (it's volume, not weight). I have put them in the freezer
with no problems. And I haven't seen 1.5 quart size. The 12 oz. is
used mainly for jams and jellies, which was their use for me until I
discovered coffee roasting :)  You might consider splitting up your
roast into smaller sections. All I do is pull out a jar the night
before I'm going to use it.
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10) From: Lynne Biziewski
Hi Dave -
I'm in the Boston area. I always bought my mason jars (I use the one quart,
wide mouth type) at Stop & Shop - however, I doubt that you'll find any this
time of year (I saw them on sale about a month or two ago - they clear out
their summer stock, and mason jars are considered to be summer stock). You
might call around to hardware stores - ESPECIALLY True Value in the North
End. They have everything there - and if they don't have any, ask if they
know anyone who does. The North End has changed a lot, but hopefully not too
much.
There's another place in Topsfield that might have some, but I keep
forgetting the name of the place. Let me know if that's not too much out of
your way. Been going to this place off & on for years, and I stil forget the
name...
Lynne

11) From: David Morgenlender
Thanks for your suggestions.  
I tried a Target, and couldn't find anything.  I called around to some =
True
Value hardware stores.  They all said they had some, but the available =
sizes
varied.  Nobody mentioned any "odd" sizes, e.g. 1.5 pints or 1.5 quarts. =
 
So I went to a TV on the other size of town.  I asked where I could find =
the
mason jars;  I was told they didn't have much now;  what they had was in =
the
corner behind the ice cream machine.  The only wide mouth jars (the only =
ones
saying they were freezer-worthy) were pints & half gallons.  They had =
quart size
in the regular mouth jars.  So I picked up a case of pints for $12.99.  =
I'll see
how that works out, and maybe look for other sizes.  I suspect warm =
weather will
bring a greater selection, as was mentioned here.
Dave
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12) From: cehaire
Dave,
  I don't know whether they have them in your area but I found some 24oz.
jars with the seal built into the lid on closeout at World Market for 99
cents each (regular 3.99).  I loaded up on them at that price.
Charles

13) From: Lynne Biziewski
Charles - Unfortunately, there aren't any World Markets in New England. Wish
there were! I love that store!
Lynne

14) From: Dave
On 1/28/07, David Morgenlender  wrote:
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The reason only the wide mouth jars are rated for the freezer has to do with
what most people will put in the jars. The "normal" contents would be jam,
vegetables, soup... All things that are mostly water. Water expands when it
freezes, the small mouth jars have shoulders. If the freezing liquid expands
against the shoulder of the jar, the jar will break. For freezing beans you
can safely use the small mouth jars. Just don't freeze brewed coffee;-P
-- 
Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps

15) From: Dick Williams
I have a suggestion.  If you want to buy jars go to penzeys.com - it is a 
site that sells all kinds of spices, and you can purchase all kinds of 
jars there in a multitude of sizes.  They even come with stick-on labels. 
If yo're ever in the NorthWestern, PA area I can give you hundreds of jars 
in varying sizes.
Rich
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16) From: David Morgenlender
Rich,
It never occurred to me to try Penzeys.  I already knew of them, although=
 I've
only ordered from them once.  But here's what really gets me ... I was =
right
down the road from a Penzeys store just before heading home, with the =
stop at
True Value on the way!  I've never been in the store, although I've =
really
wanted to go, and don't get to that area much.  And it never entered my =
mind!
Dave
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