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11.1.5 Weight "jiggle" Questions




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This article is from the Food Preserving FAQ, by Eric Decker ericnospam@getcomputing.com with numerous contributions by others.

11.1.5 Weight "jiggle" Questions

The instructions say the appropriate pressure is being maintained
when the weight jiggles about 4 times a minute. When I have the weight set
to 15 pounds, I cannot get this to happen. It is either jiggling almost all
the time or only 1-2 times a minute.

Two answers from two rec.food.preservers.

>From John Taylor :

Jiggling once or twice a minute is fine. It indicates that you have full
pressure in the canner, which means it's at the desired temperature. If
this is happening at a constant heat setting, it also indicates that the
temperature is not falling and then rising again (which you wouldn't want).
Sounds like you've got an appropriate setting for the flame.

>From Richard Nielsen :

I've had similar problems with a Mirro 12 qt. I finally decided to let
jiggle most of the time. I add an extra cup or two of water and I've never
had it even come close to boiling dry in a 90 min process time.

 

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