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how do you calibrate your pressure canner?

Postby xdewit » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:48 pm

I am already a little bit further with my research on the pressure canner. If I can get the meter of the pan it will be possible for me to calibrate the meter by a technical person. costs: 120 ex vat (that is euro's!) Pretty expensive.
I have understood that I can also mesure the accuracy (SP?) of the meter by putting the meter through an calibrated tire pump in a garage.
Anyone knows something more about this? Or about calibration?
Thanks a lot!
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Re: how do you calibrate your pressure canner?

Postby tigger2 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:43 pm

tig: I found this. Do you have a county extension service?

Did you know that your pressure canner needs to be calibrated every year? For food safety your gauge must be accurate, and this can be tested and calibrated by most university, state or county extension services.
http://missvickie.com/canning/testing.htm

Can you use a pressure canner with a weight instead of a gauge? You don't have to do anything with weights. You can get canners with 10# or 15# weights.
Evidently, you need special equipment and training to calibrate the canner.
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Re: how do you calibrate your pressure canner?

Postby IceFire » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:35 pm

I have a "jiggler" on mine (the weights) instead of a gauge. easy to use, and I don't have to worry about having it calibrated every year.
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Re: how do you calibrate your pressure canner?

Postby xdewit » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:55 pm

Tigger, thanks for your thoughts. The costs I mentioned are for the yearly check, within 2 years I can buy a new pan! I called our state and a lot of other companies. I can call the university though, good one! I will check your link later one. got to get the children out of bed and dressed and fed:)
I have tried to find a canner with weight pressure, but I cant seem to find a company willing to ship to the Netherlands.
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Re: how do you calibrate your pressure canner?

Postby Euphrosyne » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:32 pm

I have my husband do it, he takes it to work. If he didn't have this job I guess I'd take it to my county extension.
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Re: how do you calibrate your pressure canner?

Postby fedorthedog » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:58 am

A local store that sell s canning supplies has a person there calibrating canners every year at the beginning of canning season.
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Re: how do you calibrate your pressure canner?

Postby xdewit » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:42 am

Quick update: I finally got my pressure canner, imported and all from the States last summer. I have done a lot of experiments. Of course I like it a lot. I ended up with the weighted gauge and it works like a charm:)
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Re: how do you calibrate your pressure canner?

Postby jimLE » Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:54 pm

glad to hear that worked out for ya..i have a pressure cooker.no gauge.just the jiggler and wights.in which i havent had any issues with mine.
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