This is another question that has been asked numerous times.Sometimes liquid is lost during processing. This might mean you had incorrect head space. Or possibly you did not get out air bubbles before putting on the lids.
I just put up 35 quarts of green beans using a pressure canner. 10 lbs of pressure for 25 minutes.
I thought I packed the jars tightly / filled with boiling water. When I removed the jars from the canner the water level in the jars was a lot lower.
The water doesn't cover the beans in some of the jars. What did I do wrong? Should they still be safe to eat?Fran~ SC answer:
First I am assuming you adjusted the pressure you used for your altitude.
Yes your beans should be fine. Sometimes liquid is pushed out during processing. Usually this has to do if you had not enough or too much head space. Or possibly you did not get out air bubbles before putting on the lids.
35 quarts.... that is a lot! Fantastic.
I have a question about the corn I canned this week. This is the first time I have ever put corn up in canning jars. I have usually put it in the freezer. I did not blanch it first so I used the hot pack version I found in the booklet that came with my pressure canner.
After processing and cooling the liquid in the jar had reduced quite a bit. I am not sure why or if this will affect the safety of the corn. This is worse in the quarts and only in a couple off the pints.
I am wondering what might have caused this. I would appreciate any help you can give me with this. I am new to canning and even though it is a lot of work it is a very gratifying hobby. Thanks in advance for your help.
God Bless You, Renee ~ Louisiana
As long as you followed the correct time and pressure required for canning corn you should be all right. Liquid loss will sometimes occur. I have had that happen as well and the corn is fine.
It is possible that there was not enough head space in your jars. Corn is starchy and will swell when being processed. That might have pushed the liquid out.
I hope that helps and I hope you continue to enjoy your new hobby!Canning Corn
Yes your beets should be ok. I assume you mean after you processed the liquid level was down but you had the liquid full to the correct head space when you filled your jars.
Sometimes liquid loss happens during processing. Unless it is extreme your foods will be fine. The food above the liquid may darken a bit.
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