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4.2 qt PC...Will it Work???
    #3937646 - 03/18/05 10:36 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I finally made a small investment and bought a Mirro 4.2 qt PC at Wal-Mart, figuring I'd try making my own WBS substrate using Doc's WBS tek.  I can fit one rubbermaid container in it.  Reading through the manual, in the canning section, it mentions that PC models w/o any setting controls (5lb, 10lb, &15)should NOT be used to can...only cook.  So naturally I started to wonder if anyone else has used this particular PC with success in sterilzing containers&substrate...i have no idea how high the pressure gets with this model, says on the box that it has a variable setting control, but it does NOT.  :frown:  Any suggestions/ insight= :thumbup:


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Re: 4.2 qt PC...Will it Work??? [Re: Enivid]
    #3937658 - 03/18/05 10:40 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

take it back and upgrade to a larger one. O and i just got my first flush useing Doc's WBS tek so :goodluck: man.  :mushroomgrow:


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Re: 4.2 qt PC...Will it Work??? [Re: LethalX5]
    #3937675 - 03/18/05 10:45 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

That's a great little PC, I used one for years. I was able to do grains on pint jars with it no problem. As long as you have the jiggler on, it should reach close to 15 PSI. And no, it's not adjustable, like you said.


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Re: 4.2 qt PC...Will it Work??? [Re: LethalX5]
    #3937688 - 03/18/05 10:48 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

yeah, thats what I'm gonna do.  Would like to use it tonight though to try out the WBS i soaked & simmered yesterday.  Wouldn't want to go through all the hassle though if it won't sterilize properly. 

Congrats on the flush man! :thumbup: Did you use Doc's tek to the T or did ya make some variations?  What strain?


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Re: 4.2 qt PC...Will it Work??? [Re: Enivid]
    #3937708 - 03/18/05 10:54 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I have one of those pcs and Ive never had a contam on rye or cakes


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Re: 4.2 qt PC...Will it Work??? [Re: Enivid]
    #3937712 - 03/18/05 10:55 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

right on Diver, delivers with the good news! :laugh: gonna do a dry run with water only to test it out...time to take it back outta da box! How much water should I use when sterilizing my substrate?


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Re: 4.2 qt PC...Will it Work??? [Re: Enivid]
    #3937721 - 03/18/05 10:57 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

i put about 1.5 to 2 inches in the bottom


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Re: 4.2 qt PC...Will it Work??? [Re: bixo]
    #3939020 - 03/19/05 08:42 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

You should only need an inch or so (without anything in yet), but you should be fine with 1.5-2 inches. Especially since its one that spits out steam every few seconds through the jiggiler. I havnt used these but they must put out more steam then the kind I have, almost lets out none (one inch of water was still one inch of water when I fell asleep and PCed some jars for about 6 hours).

If when its done with the dry run and does an hour at 15 PSI, if theres still just as much water in it, you can cut water amount back. The only real affect it has is it will take longer for the PC to warm up, the more water is in there. Shouldnt take long with only 2 inches though. Also water could boil into jars if it goes up to high (putting in jars rasies the water level, you know, displacement) depending on your jars, and PC.


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Re: 4.2 qt PC...Will it Work??? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3939539 - 03/19/05 12:57 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

i'll be using tupperware too so i'll have to watch that the water level doesn't go, what, past half way?


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