Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» 2017 Burpee seeds are already on display at HD
by MrBooker Today at 5:13 am

» Green Ice Leaf Lettuce
by MrBooker Today at 4:46 am

» New England January 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:11 pm

» Gardening Australia
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:05 pm

» New Forum Feature
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:56 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by yolos Yesterday at 9:45 pm

» Hi from Acworth GA
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 9:40 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by yolos Yesterday at 6:49 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:14 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:46 pm

» Making Smoothies
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:05 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 10:54 am

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by has55 Yesterday at 3:32 am

» heirloom seed companies around a lot of the world
by ralitaco 1/18/2017, 10:58 pm

» What about ink on newspaper and cardboard for mulch?
by Scorpio Rising 1/18/2017, 9:23 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan 1/18/2017, 7:20 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson 1/18/2017, 4:17 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 1/18/2017, 10:22 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 1/18/2017, 9:23 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by AtlantaMarie 1/18/2017, 8:13 am

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by ralitaco 1/17/2017, 11:23 pm

» Daikon radishes?
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2017, 9:49 pm

» Anyone want walking onions??
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2017, 9:22 pm

» How much to plant?
by trolleydriver 1/17/2017, 2:48 pm

» January: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 2:22 pm

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 2:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 1:49 pm

» Show us your kitchen compost container
by CapeCoddess 1/17/2017, 1:23 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 12:34 pm

» Crop rotation
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 12:02 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Just Bought a Canner...

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Just Bought a Canner...

Post  rabelgirls on 1/20/2014, 12:04 pm

I went to a local thrift store today and found a 16qt canner.  I have been looking for one for a while now.  I did buy it, but I was reluctant too... Please tell me I made a good purchase...


It is a Maid of Honor.. which I have found was sold by Sears, but may have been manufactured by Presto.  It does have the gauge and the weight.  The seal looks to be in good shape as well.  How can I tell for sure if the seal is good and what do I need to do to make sure it is safe??

rabelgirls

Female Posts : 16
Join date : 2014-01-14
Location : Central West Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Just Bought a Canner...

Post  camprn on 1/20/2014, 12:15 pm

Congratulations on your purchase. You can contact your local Extension Service about canning information or classes. They often will be able to calibrate gauges on canners.

http://fh.ext.wvu.edu/food-nutrition/canning

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books




camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14040
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Just Bought a Canner...

Post  rabelgirls on 1/20/2014, 12:35 pm

Thank you Camprn... I have the number and will call to schedule a testing of the gauge.  Thank you so much for the tip!!

rabelgirls

Female Posts : 16
Join date : 2014-01-14
Location : Central West Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Just Bought a Canner...

Post  littlejo on 1/21/2014, 5:31 pm

rabelgirls, once you get the gauge checked, you can do a canner pressure check for the seal. Just get the directions/book for your canner online. Use only water, bring the canner up to the correct pressure. If it holds the pressure(follow directions for your canner)you are good to go. If it leaks, you have time to get one before canning season. Sometimes you can get the seals at a hardware store.
Jo

littlejo

Female Posts : 1531
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Just Bought a Canner...

Post  Sponsored content Today at 6:59 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum