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Found some canning lids (so I thought) #7222072
03/20/21 06:12 PM
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River Birch Offline OP
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Came across some canning supplies at the hardware store today...

Needed just the lids... I have not seen this brand before, picked up 4 dozen as soon as I got to my truck I see "Made in China"... HAD to go back in and return, no way I'm using China canning lids!

So my lesson today is always look at the label...

Hopefully this will save someone else from making the same mistake!


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Last edited by River Birch; 03/20/21 06:21 PM.

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Re: Found some canning lids (so I thought) [Re: River Birch] #7222084
03/20/21 06:30 PM
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I am boiling sap today and realized I needed caps too, but guess what, every place I looked locally is all out.


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Re: Found some canning lids (so I thought) [Re: trapperjdb] #7222086
03/20/21 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by trapperjdb
I am boiling sap today and realized I needed caps too, but guess what, every place I looked locally is all out.



Yes lids have been "sold out" and I thought this is great found some... Wrong lol


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Re: Found some canning lids (so I thought) [Re: River Birch] #7222091
03/20/21 06:43 PM
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2-3 days ago, our local Walmart had 20-30 cases of Ball jars (mostly quarts), and a case each of Ball wide mouth & regular lids. I only took 10 boxes of wide mouth lids. I keep finding cases of Pur and Golden Harvest lids but my family has only used Ball or Kerr, so that's what I trust.

Re: Found some canning lids (so I thought) [Re: River Birch] #7222098
03/20/21 06:51 PM
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Glad you took the China junk back. I have found lids at a couple local stores usually between 9 and 10 in the morning when they finish stocking. Passed up on 40 dozen wide mouth lids from Ball as we have enough now (3.18 per dozen).

Chris


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Re: Found some canning lids (so I thought) [Re: River Birch] #7222106
03/20/21 07:11 PM
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hope you told them why you brought them back


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Re: Found some canning lids (so I thought) [Re: River Birch] #7222108
03/20/21 07:13 PM
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I scored some ball lids at Farm & Fleet the other day. They had lots jars more than I've seen anywhere for a while even some ring and lids. Which I probably should got? They did have a limit on lids of 3 boxes. Wide mouth were $3.99 regular $2.99 I grab 1 regular 2 wide. Could have had the wife grab some too. But I got a fair stash going now didn't want be hog.. I didn't do syrup this spring so really won't be using to many until first crop berries. Unless decide to do some fish or something else different?
See today Menards had some jars too but didn't see lids.

Mac


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Re: Found some canning lids (so I thought) [Re: keets] #7222110
03/20/21 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by keets
hope you told them why you brought them back


The kid didn't ask and he was just processing the refund, I pointed out why they were being returned... Got a stupid look like yeah so, pretty sad the direction we're headed.


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Re: Found some canning lids (so I thought) [Re: River Birch] #7222534
03/21/21 09:49 AM
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I ordered some online last fall, a whole batch failed to seal
Thought I was ordering ball lids, no brand name on them

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Re: Found some canning lids (so I thought) [Re: River Birch] #7222612
03/21/21 11:33 AM
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The nearest Walmart gets lids in sporadically. I wonder how long this canning supply shortage will last. We plan on continuing to increase the amount we can still. I will need a huge amount of jars over the next 2 to 3 years for all the fruit we will be producing. I probably should start stocking up as I can.

Keith

Re: Found some canning lids (so I thought) [Re: River Birch] #7231862
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My local WalMart had a couple cases of Ball regular lids this morning. They still had some when I left and I have enough to get me through this canning season. They were at their regular price and no limit. They had a good stock of jars complete with lids and rings but no wide mouth lids.


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Re: Found some canning lids (so I thought) [Re: River Birch] #7231925
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Re: Found some canning lids (so I thought) [Re: cat catcher] #7231960
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You can get lots up here!

Plenty where I am also.


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Re: Found some canning lids (so I thought) [Re: River Birch] #7231981
03/31/21 04:57 PM
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They have been scarce as hens teeth down here for a while. I hope some showing up on the shelves is a sign that the supply line is getting back to normal as in readily available whenever you need to buy some.

There has been several threads on here discussing the lack of availability of canning supplies (especially lids) and exorbitant pricing if you did happen to find some.

Just checked Amazon and their pricing is still jacked up, 3 times what I paid per dozen this morning.


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Re: Found some canning lids (so I thought) [Re: River Birch] #7231998
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whats a little lead between friends? I checked the local wal mart website regularly and when they were in stock, purchased them immediately then picked them up

Re: Found some canning lids (so I thought) [Re: River Birch] #7232093
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Have no idea as to origin, but my mother found me a sleeve of generic regular canning lids at her local Amish store. Worked out to about $5 per dozen as I recall. Mom has used them for years and claims they work fine.

Re: Found some canning lids (so I thought) [Re: River Birch] #7232395
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Re: Found some canning lids (so I thought) [Re: River Birch] #7232468
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Walmart had a full shelf this week.

Re: Found some canning lids (so I thought) [Re: River Birch] #7232517
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I wouldn't have bought the China ones either.


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Re: Found some canning lids (so I thought) [Re: River Birch] #7232724
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All canning lids with the name , Ball , Kerr , Bernardin , and Golden Harvest is all Ameican made buy the same company. The company name is Newell that bought out Jarden . The original Ball & Kerr company's sold out years ago . Look it up . I bought some reusable canning lids call Tattler made up in Michigan .

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