This article is from the Food Preserving FAQ, by Eric Decker firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Please put the question to the group, rec.food.preserving. Rec.food.cooking,
rec.food.historic, misc.consumers.frugal-living, misc.rural and
misc.survivalism all have dealt with some food preservation traffic.
Sci.bio.food-science has been helpful for more pointed scientific questions
about food preservation. Procedures and or devices not currently reccomended
for home-based preserving are best discussed in sci.bio.food-science.