The Mason Jar
The Mason jar is one of the most versatile methods of storing food – or anything really. The Mason jar is one of the most common home-storing methods of food.
How to seal a Mason Jar
You only need four things to seal a Mason jar.
- 1. A Mason jar
- 2. Cooking pot
- 3. Water
- 4. Heat
Screw the lid on loosely.
Put your jar in the water and slowly bring to a boil.
Wait 20 to 30 minutes.
Tighten your lid all of the way and let it cool!
John Landis Mason, a New Jersey farmer, created the Mason jar in 1858 to change the world when it comes to preserving food.
Before the Mason jar, people had to use a super inefficient method of corking and waxing jars in an attempt to seal them.
Mason didn’t pounce on his patent, which allowed the Ball brothers to produce Mason Jars. The threaded lids made it simple for farmers to store their foods until the winter.
World War II:
The second great war brought about the next great spike in Mason jar production. The government encouraged farmers to preserve their own crops and food. Unfortunately, the jar-boom didn’t last after the war because many people moved to the suburbs.