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      I think it might depend on the grill. If it’s a gas grill then it would be no different. Maybe they mean a charcoal grill.

      You couldn’t control the temp on a charcoal grill in order to shut it off at the right time. For safety reasons, they wouldn’t want people carrying a heavy and very HOT canner to a nearby picknic or other outside table for cooling.


      Original Message
      From: brown_eyed_girl375
      Sent: Friday, July 18, 2008 7:57 AM
      Subject: : Re: Canning questions

      I have reciently started learning how to can. I have a glass top
      stove, so it takes much longer for the water to boil. A friend
      suggested doing it on the grill too on the side burner.

      I can’t see
      why it wouldn’t work. However, I just bought a pressure canner for
      those things you can’t can with the water bath method and the
      instructions say to never do it outside on a grill. I can’t imagine

      It’s no different IMO than a gas stove. Any thoughts??? I may
      just try it anyway one day and see what happens.

      — In, “hware64” wrote:
      > I was just given an 8 quart canner with accessories, jars, lids, etc.
      > Does anyone can outside? We’d like to get something to do the
      > canning outdoors to avoid heating up the kitchen. A turkey cooker
      > been suggested.

      My folks have offered their old propane grill with
      > “h” burner for free. Any suggestions or helpful advice based on your
      > experiences with this ?
      > Thanks,
      > Hope64

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