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Old 03-24-2009, 01:49 PM
 
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I don't use much milk but like to keep it on hand, so I freeze it. I don't like plastic because it absorbs odors and makes the milk taste funny, plus I saw where glass keeps the milk colder thus making it last longer in the refrigerator.

I'm thinking if I put the milk in a glass canning jar leaving plenty of expansion room, froze it without the lid, then put the lid on after it's mostly frozen, that the jar wouldn't break. Anyone done this?
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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Yes, you can freeze the glass canning jars. The Ball co. instructions usually have some recipes for freezer jam. Just don't put a cold jar in the microwave or put a jar with hot liquid into the freezer. They will break from thermal shock.
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Heart of the San Joaquin
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Yes, I made some Limoncello for Christmas... put it in mason jars and stored them in the freezer. So good...
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:51 PM
 
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Good to know! Canning jars aren't that expensive, but I wanted to make sure before I bought a box of them. Thanks!
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Independence, MO
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Most of the boxes that jars come in say for freezing and canning. I always make freezer jams. I think freezing in the jars is so much better.
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Old 11-14-2010, 03:36 PM
 
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I have a lot of mason jars and wanted to know how can you tell which one's are for freezing
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:13 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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I have a lot of mason jars and wanted to know how can you tell which one's are for freezing
I would only use Kerr or Ball to feeze or can. I have ALOT of other brands and have alot of problems. I have old Atlas (they are old and usually worth a few bucks), Good Housekeeping, and a few others. I have had problems with them cracking in the water bath canners. So I only use them to store pantry basics. I won't freeze them. Make sure you check all your jars. If they have cracks (no matter how small) or have chips, don't use to can with or in a freezer. I do have some old glass mayo jars that work well in water bath canners and in the freezer.
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