How much water do I need to use in a pressure caner?
by Hillbilly Homer
How much water do I need to use in a pressure caner? Ive been using 3"-4" for my quarts and I was told that I needed to fill the caner up to the lids. Is this right?
In a pressure canner you put about 3 quarts water in before your jars. When you place your jars the water will come about half way up your jars or possibly to the shoulders.
For some items that have a really long processing time (corn and meats) I will start with 4 quarts of water instead of 3. I just feel like it ensures that my canner will not run dry.
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