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    #4523798 - 08/11/05 10:07 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

hey guys, today i opened up my brand new pressure cooker and decided to try and get a liquid culture going, having found the karo in a cupboard. sweet. heres my question, im not too familiar with pressure cooking, though ive read my manual first for safety reasons. but apparently after pcing a half pint jar at 15psi for 20 minutes and letting cool for several hours i noticed a heir-line crack along the bottom of the jar. no water seems to be leeking so i dont think that it is letting any air our or in.....though im debating tossing the jar i am wondering if its ok to inoculate as long as no noticeble leak is present. ??????
also how can i prevent the cracking, the cooker came with a thin rack that i used. and if it makes a difference i loaded the 8 qt cooker with 2 quarts of water (about an inch up the half pint ball jelly jar. maybe a towel in the bottom of the cooker would keep too much heat from transfering through the rack....what do you think?


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Re: pc lc [Re: foxyhotme]
    #4523827 - 08/11/05 10:17 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

has anyone had a similar problem?


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Re: pc lc [Re: foxyhotme]
    #4523843 - 08/11/05 10:50 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Hey, you used the rack and seem to have had enough water, so I think your jar just cracked, it happens. Maybe a flaw in the jar.

If I were you, I'd make up at lesat 2, if not 3 more 1/2 pints of Karo. inoculate each one with 1 CC of multi spore and incubate. If you start with a couple, if you have any problems, you should at least wind up with one good one.

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Re: pc lc [Re: foxyhotme]
    #4525043 - 08/12/05 02:52 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)


Once in a great while, a mason type canning jar will develop a crack, from an air bubble flaw, chip or whatever.

Maybe 1 jar in 300 PC runs of multiple jars, if you are doing it right.

Jars are cheap & I would gather - quality control is not all that great.

If you run a PC dry, with the heat on high, you get cracks.


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