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Old 05-26-2010, 07:54 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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I want to make some blueberry or blackberry syrup or both this summer, and I also found an interesting recipe for buttermilk syrup.

Buttermilk Syrup - All Recipes

I would like to bottle them properly and give them as gifts at Christmastime. I've never canned before, but my husband did once. (He made mango jalepeno jelly, I believe.) Canning doesn't sound too complicated, just a bit labor intensive, but I think I would be okay at it.

But what about bottling?? Is it the same process? I would like to preserve these syrups in pretty bottles instead of jars, but I am not sure what kind of bottles to buy. I can easily go to the hardware store and get a case of mason jars, but I have not seen bottles.

Syrup 8 oz Glass Bottle w/ Cap - 28/400

These are the right shape, but they have a simple cap. The mason jars have a rubber seal and a two-part lid. Help! How do I know I am using the right stuff?
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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If you are going to make a syrup, you are going to have to put them into jars and use the hot water bath method to seal the jars.
The syrup doesnt have as much pectin and sugar as jams and jellies, therefor a different preserving method has to be used.
Hot Water Bath Method for Processing in Home Canning. CanningUSA.COM - A great place to learn home canning!
I know the bottles would be prettier, but there isnt a method out there for the home canner to do it correctly.
The big commercial guys have a whole different method to do bottles.
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