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    Where to buy pickling jars in KK or Udon Thani?

    Thnx in advance for any help given

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    Makro, but the lids are rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Makro, but the lids are rubbish.

    must be makro in UT? i didn't see any in KK the other day.
    sorry to pick your brain, but why are they rubbish? do they have the rubber rings? can you re-use them? what size?
    sorry, i'm a pain in the ass, i know....
    i just got a shitload of tomatoes coming soon (i hope) and i'm planning on ways to use them up, and not give 'em away like before.

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    Actually what you need are Ball canning jars, good seal and quality glass. They are available in Villa Market in the Landmark building in down town Udon.

    Problem is they don't seem to carry the new tops/seals that are required if you want to use them more than once.... If your not actually canning under pressure/hot bath you could get away with using the original caps for a number of times I suppose. If you put them under any type of suction seal the caps bend real easy when trying to pry them off, making a second use untenable as a good seal.

    Good luck.

    Have NEVER found the old fashioned canning jars in Thailand, the ones with the rubber seal... Did find some Chinese knock offs in Chantaburi but trashed them early on... wouldn't withstand the heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Gibbon View Post
    Actually what you need are Ball canning jars, good seal and quality glass. They are available in Villa Market in the Landmark building in down town Udon.

    Problem is they don't seem to carry the new tops/seals that are required if you want to use them more than once.... If your not actually canning under pressure/hot bath you could get away with using the original caps for a number of times I suppose. If you put them under any type of suction seal the caps bend real easy when trying to pry them off, making a second use untenable as a good seal.

    Good luck.

    Have NEVER found the old fashioned canning jars in Thailand, the ones with the rubber seal... Did find some Chinese knock offs in Chantaburi but trashed them early on... wouldn't withstand the heat.

    E G

    thanks kind sir, for the help.

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    I use old marmalade and jam jars, little onions and cucumbers..pickling spice brought from Canada some garlic ..works okay..eat 'em before they get soggy!!
    Lots of tomatoes? ..sun dried ( if it ever stops raining?) ... on a pizza with Thai dried fishes ..yum!?

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    The age old skill of preserving is nearly lost, particulaly in Thailand, they are happy enough to eat rotten food or preserved in salt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan View Post
    The age old skill of preserving is nearly lost, particulaly in Thailand, they are happy enough to eat rotten food or preserved in salt.
    lol: yes my spouse cooks up what I call rotten fish etc but mostly dried and salted.. mostly pretty good? I tend to like salt dried fish/squid etc ..Mil has market stall selling the latter..some of it is not too distant from kippers..?

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    The crap jars from Macro will do in a pinch... IF the acidity is high enough (vinegar does it). Did 3 quarts of dill pickles 8 or 9 weeks ago, the last jar is still good. Almost time to do another..

    No need to hot bath or pressure cook if eaten within 3-4 months.. Chillies, cuckes, onions, cauliflower etc keeps well with the Thai vinegar (get the distilled type), where most vinegars in the west are 4.5 % acid the Thai stuff is 5%. Makes a difference when cooking your brine.

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    bumping an old topic here, but can buy proper american made ball jars here:

    mason jar, Ǵ, glass jar, ǴǶ, Ball mason jar

    i ordered 12 pint jars/lids and a dozen spare rings and sealing discs, i believe delivered it was 2200 baht. took about a week. yes, it's expensive.

    now, to move this topic in a slightly different direction, is 6% artificial vinegar okay for pickling? and has anyone seen pickling salt in udon or kk?

    i've got a hankering for some pickled asparagus...
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    I've pickled loads of stuff. Just use the cheap clear vinegar, purchased anywhere here.

    It's all in the spices!

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    Have you tried asking on other Thailand Forums ?

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