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OfflineChiefThunderbong
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Stupid Question, How do I PC?
    #1979455 - 10/04/03 06:56 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Well, I feel like a dumbass but I'm not quite sure how to use a pressure cooker and it didn't come with instructions (got it used off ebay). I'm assuming you fill it up with water and heat it up on the stove, right? But approx how much water do I need to use (21.5qt all american), and anything else I should know before I do it?


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Re: Stupid Question, How do I PC? [Re: ChiefThunderbong]
    #1979460 - 10/04/03 06:59 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

fill with water probably like 1/4 the way up your jars. dont sit them directly on the bottom of the PC, have a rack or something to set them on, if its a weighted pressure system, then the weight ball on top will decide the pressure of the PC. TUrn it on and watch the steam fly!


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Re: Stupid Question, How do I PC? [Re: GregHimself]
    #1979491 - 10/04/03 07:18 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I'm using spawn bags, not jars. The PC has a gauge and a little metal thingy on top....I can't quite see how to set the pressure, or does it automatically build up to 15psi?


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Re: Stupid Question, How do I PC? [Re: ChiefThunderbong]
    #1980370 - 10/05/03 02:20 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

#1 clean the PC with soap and water.
#2 rinse
#3 lubricate around gasket w/cooking oil. Some gaskets do not need to be lubricated. Try to find out if yours is a non-lubricant gasket. It might say right on the rubber. Just makes it easier to open.
#4 boil some water in it (like 6 cups)
#5 prepare jars (putting them in the oven at 300 is a good idea before loading them. It keeps them sterile. Wipe down the threads before banding them.)
#6 place jars in PC. Put lid on and place pressure reglator in place (the wieght that goes on one of the chimneys.) Also make sure the circular rubber over pressure plug is down and your guage is on tight and is calibrated.
#7 Build up pressure by turning burner on high. Once the pressure plug pops turn it down a notch and watch the pressure rise. If it is your first time using the PC, be careful and don't stand w/your face by it,etc. Also listen for wierd noises. If it's new, it should be fine. It will reach pressure and you can adjust temp if needed. It's easier than getting your dick caught in your zipper.


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Re: Stupid Question, How do I PC? [Re: fungulus]
    #1980385 - 10/05/03 02:23 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

you can skip step 3----^. you dont have a rubber gasket.


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Re: Stupid Question, How do I PC? [Re: automan]
    #1980708 - 10/05/03 05:48 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

This suggestion depends somewhat on your pressure cooker, my pressure cooker is very tight when I load it.

In my case I was getting out of every batch 1 100% flooded jar. This stumped me for a few runs. In the end, vacuum pressure builds up in the jars on cooling, and overzealous aluminum foil (more is better right? :wink: ) lead to water being sucked into the jars.

I have solved this issue by using less water, using less foil, and pushing the excess skirt of aluminum foil up towards the top of the jar.

Just might save someone else a bit of bewilderment and a mess.

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Re: Stupid Question, How do I PC? [Re: ChiefThunderbong]
    #1980820 - 10/05/03 08:52 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Well, I pced 3 spawn bags full of WBS. I think my PC might be messed up though. As soon as the pressure got to around 10 it started sputtering and shooting out water from around the sides, is that normal? I kept it going anyway for about 80mins keeping it between 10-15psi....WBS smelled like it was cooked when I took em out, looked a little wetter than I had imagined too, guess I'll have to wait and see how they turn out.


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Re: Stupid Question, How do I PC? [Re: fungulus]
    #1981351 - 10/05/03 03:09 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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#5 prepare jars (putting them in the oven at 300 is a good idea before loading them. It keeps them sterile.





What?s the point in keeping jars sterile BEFORE you sterilize them?
They become sterelized when you PC them. Pre-sterizing them is just unnecessary work.


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Re: Stupid Question, How do I PC? [Re: ChiefThunderbong]
    #1982845 - 10/06/03 01:55 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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ChiefThunderbong said:
Well, I feel like a dumbass but I'm not quite sure how to use a pressure cooker and it didn't come with instructions (got it used off ebay). I'm assuming you fill it up with water and heat it up on the stove, right? But approx how much water do I need to use (21.5qt all american), and anything else I should know before I do it? 




Stop smoking so much weed.
Buy an instruction booklet from All American.
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Re: Stupid Question, How do I PC? [Re: Roadkill]
    #1982971 - 10/06/03 03:23 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Go to all american's website


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Re: Stupid Question, How do I PC? [Re: Rose]
    #2105077 - 11/14/03 06:57 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

What is the link of their website?


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Re: Stupid Question, How do I PC? [Re: ummikko]
    #2105169 - 11/14/03 08:16 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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Quote:

fungulus said:
#5 prepare jars (putting them in the oven at 300 is a good idea before loading them. It keeps them sterile.





What?s the point in keeping jars sterile BEFORE you sterilize them?
They become sterelized when you PC them. Pre-sterizing them is just unnecessary work.




and it makes the fuckers too hot to handle.


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