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Is this able to be canned safely?

Discussion in 'Canning & Storage' started by titus0327, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Hello all, Im realatively new to canning as Ive only done the basics, pickles, green beans, etc.  I "make" a hot sauce and Im wondering if it can be canned.  I know you can can BBQ sauce so I would assume its similar, but any help/suggestions are appreciated.  The reason I said make with quotes is because I dont make it from scratch.  My sauce includes.....Franks Red Hot Sauce, Sriracha Hot Sauce, Butter, Grape Jelly or Honey, Prepared Horseradish, Garlic, Salt, Pepper, a few flakes of my dried habaneros.  Is this able to be canned?  How long should I process it in a water bath canner?  Thanks in advance for all your help.
  2. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Anything can be canned or put up within reason.

    Just my 02¢ here, it sounds easy enough to make up from scratch so why can it?   I'm thinking that by the time you put out the cash to buy enough of the ingredients to make a worthwhile batch (Grandma's definition: anything less than a dozen 1/2 pint jars wasn't worth doing)  and then spent the time needed to bottle the sauce it may not really be worth it.

    If you decide to do it, just make sure that you follow the proper canning protocol for your area.

    Grandma would can anything was if there was a large crop (always a lot of 'maters and peaches) or if the canning process was used to "pickle" (lots of cukes, beets and even pig's feet).
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2010
  3. Dutch, youre right, it is pretty easy to make up from scratch, it really doesnt take that long.  There are a couple of reasons I wanna can it though.  Being from Buffalo, my friends and I get together, crack open a few suds, and hold what we have dubbed Wingmania.  We get together, fry up a whole bunch of wings (we just ordered 500 wings) all day and pig out.  Its turned into a bi-annual event.  Sounds pretty sweet doesnt it?  Anyways, I make quite a few different sauces (medium, hot, sweet, etc...) for this and it would just be a lot easier to be able to pull out a jar or two of each rather than make up a batch of each that day.  Also, my sauces have become quite popular amongst family and friends (thats me patting myself on the back), even though theres not much to them, as I would like to give them as gifts.
  4. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks to my daughters love of hot wings I have been making them quite a bit lately. That sounds like quite a sauce you have there Titus, I like the horseradish idea!