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Pressure Canner Dial Gauge Testing

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Pressure Canner Dial Gauge Testing

Canning and preserving season is coming soon as we start harvesting food from our gardens. One method of preserving food is to use a pressure canner to process low acid foods killing any harmful microorganisms. The pressure canner will heat water hotter than boiling water canners to kill these microorganisms. Examples of foods that need pressure canned are green beans, corn, potatoes, meats and soups.

Pressure canners often have a dial gauge that regulates the pressure when canning. Dial gauge pressure canners need to be periodically checked to assure accuracy and proper processing of foods.

Dial gauge testing will be conducted on Tuesday, July 19, 7:00 pm , at the Scrubgrass Grange, 5104-Emlenton-Clintonville Road, Emlenton, PA 16373. This will be part of the program on Canning and Preserving which will be presented by the Penn State Extension Service. You are invited to attend and bring your pressure canner lid with gauge to be tested.

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