Harvest Guard lids are identical to the old style
Tattler lids. The Sieg sons started producing HG after Tattler went to the EZ Seal.
I use Tattler much like as in the video with these exceptions:
I use an additional 1/4" headspace than what is recommended for the food item. i.e. if recipe calls for 1/4" headspace, use 1/2" headspace; if recipe calls for 1", use 1-1/4".
I bring water to a simmer, remove from heat, then place lids and gaskets into water.
For the old style Tattler and the Harvest Guard, I tighten as shown in video (or just until the jar begins to rotate when tightening ring), then back off the ring 1/4". With the EZ Seal, I tighten the same but do not back off the ring.
After removing jars from the canner, I allow them to sit undisturbed for 5 minutes (waterbath) or 10 minutes (pressure canned), then placing a towel over the jar
, tighten the lid firmly. Waiting and using a towel is important especially with pressure canned items for your safety.
Not discussed in the video is washing the jars and rings
after removing the rings once the jars have cooled. Putting rings back on the jar is optional.
I use a regular old church key to open,
, you mentioned you started using Tattler when they were relatively new. How many times have you been able to reuse the gaskets? Have you had any go bad?