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#1 Cricket

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 12:53 PM

I'm supposed to be able to stack pints in my pressure canner. Does it require a rack between the two layers, or do I just stagger them?

Has anyone done this?
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 01:08 PM

I always use the rack from the pressure canner to seperate the jars.



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Posted 04 July 2008 - 02:07 PM

I take a disposable tin foil pie pan, pound it out flat, and lay it over the tops of the first layer and then place the 2nd layer of jars on top of that.


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Posted 04 July 2008 - 02:25 PM

I use the racks that came with the canner.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 02:50 PM

That's a good tip Darlene. I wondered how I'd do a second stack. Thanks!

Dee, mine only came with one rack. But I could get two rows of half pints or those smaller flat jelly jars in there. Back when I bought my canner in the 70's I think there were only quart and pint size jars.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 07:46 PM

The rack you use between layers needs to allow for water and heat to flow through. If you use the pie plate, drill holes in it. I got a nice little rack meant for a bbq grill for mine. Got at the Goodwill for 99 cents. Those cake cooling racks work too, if you can find the right size.
You can stack them without a rack, but you must stagger the jars, not one on top of the other.
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Posted 05 July 2008 - 08:58 AM

thanks
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Posted 05 July 2008 - 01:39 PM

I thought you could only double stack for water bath canning. Is it safe to double stack for pressure canning?


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Posted 05 July 2008 - 02:28 PM

Sure is safe. I can stack 2 layers pints, 3 layers of half pints. Sure makes canning faster.

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 08:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Andrea
I thought you could only double stack for water bath canning. Is it safe to double stack for pressure canning?

Yes, but be aware it does take a little longer to pressurize and depressurize. Considering that you are cutting out another load, it definitely saves time.

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 08:20 PM

So do you put the same amount of water in?


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Posted 05 July 2008 - 08:21 PM

Yes.

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 05:53 AM

Always use 2-3 inches of water in the pressure canner even if stacking the jars, unless you are doing fish, that takes more water in the canner to start with .
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 01:26 PM

How much more water for fish, and why does it take more? Is it because of the longer processing time? I've been wanting to can some shrimp, if I can find a good sale on it. Would shrimp need more water, too?

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 11:58 PM

Most people put in at least 4 quarts of water. It takes a little more because of the long processing time. My friend just did fish and she said she had only an inch of water left in the canner at the end.
Shrimp don't process as long as the fish, so you don't have to add extra water with it. Just the standard 2-3 inches of water. You also need to acidify the shrimp first with lemon juice.
You will need to check the guidelines for canning shrimp.
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Posted 07 July 2008 - 12:42 AM

OK. Thank you, Violet. smile



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