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Aaron Savka
(joatman) - F - MLife

Locale: So Ill
Packing Homemade Jelly Tubes? on 07/23/2010 15:16:24 MDT Print View

I am getting ready to head out for a few days and was going to make some PB and Jelly tubes from Foodsaver bags.

Should I be wary of the "Refrigerate after opening" or will it keep for a week in single use tubes?

Can I DIY pasteurize the jelly packs on the stove or is that just overkill?

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
Re: Packing Homemade Jelly Tubes? on 07/23/2010 16:38:12 MDT Print View

another great subject line, brought to you exclusively by bpl.

for the record, DIY pasteurization of the tubes seems overkill. happy friday.

Edited by rbeard on 07/23/2010 16:43:03 MDT.

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Packing Homemade Jelly Tubes? on 07/23/2010 18:23:04 MDT Print View

Being an answer of no authority and absolutely opinion only- I say go for it. I THINK that if you were to reseal it in a vacuum pack it would be ok.

Nothing can survive in a vacuum, right?

see if you can make a bunch of pre-measured, single serving sleeves. Open one, squeeze out all contents onto sandwich, and throw empty packaging into the bushes.

Am I behind the curve? Does everyone already make single serve pouches?

Anyway- It'd probably taste funny if it got funky.

Aaron Savka
(joatman) - F - MLife

Locale: So Ill
Jelly Tube revisited... on 07/23/2010 19:33:23 MDT Print View

I ended up making bigger tubes than I had originally intended. Peanut butter was not very cooperating. Jelly wasn't too bad.

I tried putting a bunch of PB in a ziplock and cut the corner to make it like a decorating bag, then squirt it into the tube. Worked well until the PB prevented excess air from escaping.

Ended up making a tube, folding open end down to keep it as clean as possible and using a knife to pack each tube.

I'm sure I have more than I need in each tube, but I plan on splitting each one with my son while we are out. We'll see how it works...

Next time I think I'll plan a little better and find some prepackaged PB & J. Something along the size that comes in MREs would be great.

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
A jelly roll will drive you so mad (anyone?). on 07/23/2010 20:47:36 MDT Print View

I used the Coghlans roll up tubes for a peanut butter/ dark chocolate/ banana chip/ coconut goo and it worked perfectly! OK- it kinda sucked, but I think it was because:

1. I filled it up too much and made it too full to get a good clip.

2. I didn't get the little pieces little enough (thanks for nothing, vocabulary).
- the grit small enough
- the grains minuscule enough
- the particles infinitesimal enough AAAAHHHH! there's that word again, and bad grammar to boot!

Anyway... the clip kept popping out so it sucked. Tasted good, but I ended up licking my fingers all the time 'cause the mess- which would be OK but Mike C! has me using my hand;)

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
garbage? on 07/23/2010 20:58:57 MDT Print View

"...throw empty packaging into the bushes. Am I behind the curve?"

Yup... you can't just toss your garbage. You gotta figure out another way. Burn it all, completely, or carry it back out.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: Packing Homemade Jelly Tubes? on 07/23/2010 21:05:48 MDT Print View

> and throw empty packaging into the bushes.
> Am I behind the curve?

Don't know about the curve, but you might get ostracised if you go around throwing rubbish into the bushes!

Grrr!

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
What? no littering?!? on 07/23/2010 22:57:23 MDT Print View

RE: Throwing trash in the bushes-

I would hope you guys to figure me kidding about throwing an empty wrapper in the shrubs. I was totally just trying to sneak that in there to see if anyone noticed.

Inside, there is a little voice saying, "Tee hee hee, I got Roger to growl at me!"

:)

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: What? no littering?!? on 07/24/2010 03:45:13 MDT Print View

OK, OK, score one point!
:-)

Cheers

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Packing Homemade Jelly Tubes? on 07/24/2010 07:17:16 MDT Print View

Honestly....if you live in the US head over to www.minimus.biz and buy the items in packets. Considerably easier. A zillion times less messy ;-)

On that whole "refrigerate after opening"...well it just depends on how much you buy into it. I grew never keeping PB or jam in the frig. Our jam was homemade and it was gone in a week or two each jar. But that was us.

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Re: Packing Homemade Jelly Tubes? on 07/24/2010 09:39:02 MDT Print View

www.minimus.biz is AMAZING! thanks!

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
Re: Re: Re: Packing Homemade Jelly Tubes? on 07/25/2010 06:42:16 MDT Print View

"www.minimus.biz is AMAZING! thanks!"

+1

wow, free shipping over 20 bucks

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Packing Homemade Jelly Tubes? on 07/25/2010 08:24:28 MDT Print View

And I'll add that $20 of packets is a full seasons worth - and Minimus ships fast/well packed :-)