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Canning Pressure

by Terrie

If canning at 15 lbs. pressure, could you reduce the time set for 10 lbs. pressure? What is the difference in the two pressures?

Most recipes call for 10 lbs pressure, but my weighted gauge is at 15 lbs.

Thanks
Terrie

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answer:

Terrie, I would not change the time for your recipe. Even though the pressure you are using is higher, my recommendation is to keep the same processing time. It won't hurt to process higher but it could hurt to under process.

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Sep 04, 2013
Canning Pressure also has to do with Altitude.
by: Anonymous

Some canners and some recipes require you to do Altitude Adjustments. My canner says: The Processing times given in the specific vegetable recipes are for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. When canning above 1,000 feet, process at 15 pounds of pressure. Processing time is the same at all altitudes. So, make sure you read and find out your altitude for where you live.

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