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OfflinePsilopleix
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bacteria ahh! is my pc at fault?
    #3098059 - 09/06/04 07:44 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I need a doc.,,
Bacteria seems to take over my grain a few days after sterilization.  i've noted that my pressure cooker leaks a few drops while cooking and this may be the cause to my faulty procedure...? Or is it something else?? Should i cook longer when dealing with grains... or pay more attention to water content?
someone kindly point me in the right direction before i bash my pressure cooker with a sledgehammer!!
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Re: bacteria ahh! is my pc at fault? [Re: Psilopleix]
    #3098431 - 09/06/04 11:47 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

provably not the pressure cooker if the weight stil goes back and forth every now and again, I'de guess it's either too much water or the grain your using, try switching grains your using. Are you soaking the grain, soaking + simmering, or just adding water? Excessive water content could also be a problem. If you think your pressure cooker is leaking and causing the problem though theres no need to chuck it, just buy a new seal.


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Re: bacteria ahh! is my pc at fault? [Re: Psilopleix]
    #3099959 - 09/06/04 07:07 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Are you adjusting for altitude?

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    #3099986 - 09/06/04 07:17 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

how do you adjust for altitude?


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Re: bacteria ahh! is my pc at fault? [Re: Worf]
    #3101472 - 09/07/04 01:18 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

i do a soak, and a short simmer. i perhaps should simmer longer, the water content on grain is pretty hard to get right. i noticed a little excess water on the bottom of the jars, which is probably an indicator that i didnt properly prepare the grain. i've used this pressure cooker before and it never leaked, i hope i dont have to replace the seal..

i wish there was a picture of what properly cooked birdseed looked like.


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Re: bacteria ahh! is my pc at fault? [Re: Worf]
    #3102430 - 09/07/04 10:51 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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how do you adjust for altitude?




The pressure inside the PC also depends on what altitude you're at. So if you're at high altitude and the PC doesn't have a pressure gauge indicating it achieves 15 psi, you should PC a bit longer because the pressure will be less than at sea level - which is the standard level for the pressure the PC can handle.

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Re: bacteria ahh! is my pc at fault? [Re: Psilopleix]
    #3102451 - 09/07/04 10:59 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Do you add more water inside the jars or is the grain going directly inside "as is" after simmering ?
Besides, a faulty PC might be your problem. If it's leaking, my advice is to replace as it can be dangerous. A PC is like a time bomb, one has to carefully read the manual and be sure all the material is ok.
If you can't replace the PC try reading the faq's about "Fractional sterilization". Sometimes it's harder to make this procedure work with grain but one never know....

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