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    Drew Lawson Guest

    Default Pressure Canner Question

    This is probably in the manual, but a quick scan didn't spot it.
    (I'll read the thing before actually canning.)

    I just picked up an All American model 921 pressure canner. It
    comes with two trays with holes for layering jars. Am I correct
    in my guess that one of them goes at the bottom of the pot to keep
    the jars off the heating surface?

    I haven't done any canning in ages, and only water bath (with a jar
    rack) before this.

    Looking at the garden lately, buying the canner this year may have
    been an excessive act of faith, but I'd rather have it too early
    than too late.

    --
    Drew Lawson

    ". . . And I never give a reason"
    -- God, as channeled by Seven Nations

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    The Cook Guest

    Default Re: Pressure Canner Question

    On Wed, 18 Jul 2012 19:48:04 +0000 (UTC), [email protected]d (Drew
    Lawson) wrote:

    >This is probably in the manual, but a quick scan didn't spot it.
    >(I'll read the thing before actually canning.)
    >
    >I just picked up an All American model 921 pressure canner. It
    >comes with two trays with holes for layering jars. Am I correct
    >in my guess that one of them goes at the bottom of the pot to keep
    >the jars off the heating surface?


    Correct. If you are going to can 2 layers the other tray is used to
    separate the layers. We have both a 914 and a 921. I use the smaller
    one the most but we did not pay anything like retail for either one.
    We got both a Squeezo with the 2 extra screens and the 914 for about
    $75. The 921 we picked up at a church sale for $30.
    >
    >I haven't done any canning in ages, and only water bath (with a jar
    >rack) before this.


    Read the manual carefully. Try canning several quarts of water to see
    the procedure. And don't leave the kitchen for more than 5 minutes at
    a time.
    >
    >Looking at the garden lately, buying the canner this year may have
    >been an excessive act of faith, but I'd rather have it too early
    >than too late.

    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

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    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Pressure Canner Question

    On 7/18/2012 2:48 PM, Drew Lawson wrote:
    > This is probably in the manual, but a quick scan didn't spot it.
    > (I'll read the thing before actually canning.)
    >
    > I just picked up an All American model 921 pressure canner. It
    > comes with two trays with holes for layering jars. Am I correct
    > in my guess that one of them goes at the bottom of the pot to keep
    > the jars off the heating surface?


    Yes, second tray goes on top of the first layer of jars.
    >
    > I haven't done any canning in ages, and only water bath (with a jar
    > rack) before this.
    >
    > Looking at the garden lately, buying the canner this year may have
    > been an excessive act of faith, but I'd rather have it too early
    > than too late.
    >



    Welcome to our world, for two years we had drought, this year we're
    above normal in rainfall already. Some fourteen inches fell in the last
    several days. Just went out to get the mail and got hit in the head with
    a large rain drop (I hope) out of a clear, sunny sky.

    If you haven't already done it you might want to bookmark this site:

    http://nchfp.uga.edu/

    Lots of good stuff even for experienced canners and really good for novices.

    George

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    Drew Lawson Guest

    Default Re: Pressure Canner Question

    In article <50072db9$0$7704$[email protected] m>
    George Shirley <[email protected]> writes:
    >
    >Welcome to our world, for two years we had drought, this year we're
    >above normal in rainfall already. Some fourteen inches fell in the last
    >several days. Just went out to get the mail and got hit in the head with
    >a large rain drop (I hope) out of a clear, sunny sky.


    We (Ohio) could use that.
    The well is still holding out, but I don't think I'm being consistent
    enough to keep the plants happy, especially since I planted things
    closer together than I intended. (Planting things to be caged when
    the cages weren't ready yet.)

    The hope/goal was to can a year's supply of pasta sauces, but the
    tomatoes don't look like they are going to cooperate. Still, it is
    producing more than last year (gophers).

    >If you haven't already done it you might want to bookmark this site:
    >
    >http://nchfp.uga.edu/
    >
    >Lots of good stuff even for experienced canners and really good for novices.


    Did that a few months back. I just ordered the print copy of the
    USDA guide from Perdue. I keep meaning to pick up the Ball book,
    but haven't remembered yet to put it on the grocery list.


    --
    Drew Lawson | It's not enough to be alive
    | when your future's been deferred

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