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Comment by Sophie on April 8, 2021 at 15:54

Thanks Christa - ok noted re orders; will jot down and wait to see if anyone else wants then place order :)
Sorry to hear you had some side effects! Hope ok

Comment by Christa on April 8, 2021 at 12:15

Sorry, I haven't been on BLF for a few days,  That way to order is great, I will have 2 dozen wide mouth please?  If that is possible.  I would be most grateful.

We just had our 1st covid vaccine and had some side effects.  Over it now.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 6, 2021 at 15:03

36 would be good.  I'd also like 24 of the regular mouth please.  I think we are best off doing the one BIG order to save on shipping. Besides, you can't have too many lids. 

Comment by Sophie on April 6, 2021 at 10:21

Hi Christa, yes - I have wide mouth jars 86mm and they come in packs of 12; colour will be the standard Tattler white lids with resuable orange-red rubber gasket. If you are interested in wide mouth it would be easier to multiply the order; if you want regular size, I can see if can add to the order as one big order could still save on shipping costs. The number of 12pack boxes will depend how many others are interested and how many you want; we can go from there. I am looking at less than $2 a lid; bearing in mind they will be reusable. Final price will depend on best bulk deal and shipping weight. Note - I will be purchasing genuine Tattlers; not imitations. 

Andy - how many are you after 12-24? 

Comment by Christa on April 5, 2021 at 17:00
Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 4, 2021 at 14:18


Comment by Sophie on April 4, 2021 at 13:08

Ok think I am going to bite the bullet and buy a bulk order of Tattlers reusable wide mouth lids from the US - Australia has sold out. Anyone interested?

Comment by Sophie on March 31, 2021 at 14:05

Christa - that's an idea thank you; I wonder how long minimum I would have to do for this, though shuddering at the energy waste. Another theory was the chickpeas kept absorbing liquid and swelling - this would make sense as the chickpeas themselves have now expanding to above the original headspace line. This would mean - although I 100% followed instructions with boiling times - the chickpeas weren't 100% cooked/hydrated when I put them in the jars. Hmm!

Comment by Christa on March 30, 2021 at 20:50

Try canning with just water in the jars and see if it still happens?

Comment by Sophie on March 30, 2021 at 14:05

Thanks Christa - that's what I did so starting to think this is a bit more of an art vs science thing. 
Andy, yes it did seal and it's less than half liquid loss so apparently fine to eat. Frustrating tho!

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