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#21 ukgrower21

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 04:07 PM

Wow thanks alot guys, just happened upon this, you guys have saved me alot of trouble, i have been trying to find suitable jars with no luck.
Is there a huge difference using tumblers w/ foil to jars?
Also what is polyfill used for i dont understand fully?
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tumblers are cheap just mason jars are easier to use rather than fixing on you r own foil lids that can get pierced if your stacking them,
i use tumblers though!
polyfil is used for fae,

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 04:09 PM

for the tumblers i make my own lids,
using microwavable tubs and a blow torch,
just melt the plastic round the jar then trim it off so its tidy and you have a good jar plus you dont need a verm barrier if you use polyfill with them

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 10:59 PM

Ah i see, may have to try the cheaper way you mentioned myself, thanks for the tips.
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 05:20 AM

I've been buying the large fresh soup's from morrisons, asda, sainsbury's. The PP5's that they come in are excellent. They are the same as the large (600 ml) one's on the Ambican link that Zodd mentioned here, the only thing being that you must buy at least 500 at a time from that site.

If you like soup then you should have a dozen tubs in no time. There is also the smaller pasta size one's but the carbonara is best as the tomato sauces stain the plastic. Choose your flavours of soup carefully as well. Lentil or pea soup seems to come away with the cleanest tubs. Anything with tomato is a no-no.

I hope that helps some of you guys.:)

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 05:59 AM

THEPOUNDSHOP sells 4x 5 oz pp5 jars with screw on lids
which will work well with cakes!
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 06:58 AM

Yeah, the pound shop is a goldmine. I picked these plastic tubs up from there a while back, which work well for cakes. They've even got a rubber valve atop that can function as an injector port.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:12 AM

haha yeah your right,gotta love the pound shops!!!

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 09:52 AM

dito on that.
there also good for alco hand cleaners. £1 for a big ish dispenser of alcohol cream is a bargain and a half.

nice solid looking tub you got there deus irae.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 11:57 AM

asda sells big pint pp5 jars with screw on lids also,
the clip on lids arent great because they pop off sometimes when in the pc,but other than that the pp5 containers work just as good as the mason if not better as they dont smash if dropped lol

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 07:02 AM

Just walk into Asda or similar and scour the jam and herb sections
i was able to get them no problem, just use your imagination.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 08:30 AM

asda sells big pint pp5 jars with screw on lids also,
the clip on lids aren't great because they pop off sometimes when in the PC,but other than that the pp5 containers work just as good as the mason if not better as they don't smash if dropped lol



couldn't disagree with you more. the lids i use are meant for commercial use for stuff like preserves and such . the lid mechanism is top quality and has never exhibited the problem you described above.

but if you were to be talking about the cheap 10 for a pound ones you can find in places like pound land then this may be the case.

if the jars your using pop of during pressure cooking then you can seal them down with some selotape before or after. remember to test ask for samples so you can test your plastic is fit for peruse before you commit to a big buy.

there is always a solution if your prepared to stop looking for problems.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 08:39 AM

its those freezer jars that the lids pop off,the 10 for a pound ones lol

but i prefer the screw on lids (pp5) and they seem to be the best with a good solid screw on lid
i have a few pp5 jars tumblers and mason sealed jars,
i use a variety of them jbut the pp5 seem to be more efficient



#33 ukgrower21

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 11:00 AM

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these were 30 pence each

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 11:04 AM

shit very sorry about the over sized pics,,
some one hit me

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 09:23 AM

pp5 asda 'food storer' 400ml, 65p each
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:18 PM

shit very sorry about the over sized pics,,
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:39 PM

i love taking a good old spanking from a women,

i would love a lil more if you dont mind lol




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