Ever wonder how canning works? What do acidic levels, air and bacteria balance have to do with the process and why should I care? This is all important to the science of canning. If you are new to the canning game or a seasoned vet here is a blog series you might be interested in. Christina Ward from Seriouseats.com takes us through the stages of canning processes and goes into detail about why we have to do what we do with our creations.
Tomatoes, Acid, and Heat: The Science of Canning
The most powerful tool in your preservation toolbox, the one that gives you the ability to defy the known limits of physics (okay, more like "use physics to your humble advantage"), is water-bath or pressure canning. Here's how to do it safely to preserve your ripe summer tomatoes.
Sometimes it helps to know the reasons why things need to be done to fully wrap out heads around projects such as canning. Go get learned up and enjoy!