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Offlinebtronson
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pressure cooker size...
    #6915642 - 05/14/07 07:33 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

ok i have about 5 ppl including me investing in this venture so im looking to do everything in bulk. so my question is are large pressure cookers (30qt. or larger) impractical? would i have better results using a smaller PC and doing more batches or should i just go all out and purchase the monster PC i see on ebay? please note, cost is not an issue only time.


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Re: pressure cooker size... [Re: btronson]
    #6915650 - 05/14/07 07:35 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

If you have the money go for a big one. It Will save you ALOT of time.


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Re: pressure cooker size... [Re: Sinthetic]
    #6915664 - 05/14/07 07:37 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Big big big big big!!!!


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Re: pressure cooker size... [Re: RowZeZe]
    #6915744 - 05/14/07 07:48 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

For this hobby you can never have too big of a  pressure cooker.

You can also never have too many pressure cookers as well :wink:


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Re: pressure cooker size... [Re: RowZeZe]
    #6915824 - 05/14/07 08:02 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Yur already getting lazy on jar prep. and you havn`t even started.
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cost is not an issue only time.


You can`t always buy your way out;hand your jars $20 and tell them to grow faster. Patience.
Beginners are prone to mistakes; so beginners advice is normally start small until you master your procedures. So read alot here and you should be good. My vote is smaller pc; its worth the extra effort;small batches
equal better quality control.


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Re: pressure cooker size... [Re: btronson]
    #6915964 - 05/14/07 08:22 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

well you need to decide what size pressure cooker is good for you...

and what brand.


I wouldn't suggest getting anything smaller than an All American 921 pc.

All American pressure cookers are simply the best you can get.

You can find them new or used on Ebay.


A 910 can hold only 4 quart jars upright.

A 921 can hold 7 quart jars upright...with 2 more laying down on top.

A 930 can hold 14 quart jars upright.

A 941 can hold 19 Quart jars upright.


that should give you a basic idea...
so you can figgure out what you want or need.


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Re: pressure cooker size... [Re: Roadkill]
    #6916019 - 05/14/07 08:29 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

yea i would prolly go with the A930 that is a pretty perfect capacity for this hobby


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Re: pressure cooker size... [Re: xaxphaanes]
    #6916061 - 05/14/07 08:35 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

ok cool i just bought an all american 930 PC on ebay.. 230 bucks but itll save me time in the long run im thinkin. was gonna go with the 41 quart but couldnt justify the increase in price. thanks!


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Re: pressure cooker size... [Re: btronson]
    #6916074 - 05/14/07 08:37 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

yea they get pricey as hell when you get up in the big quarts that is why the 930 is the best one really. that is the one i got


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Re: pressure cooker size... [Re: xaxphaanes]
    #6916520 - 05/14/07 09:34 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

^And that's what I'll have in a month or so.  :laugh:  I'm excited.


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Re: pressure cooker size... [Re: btronson]
    #6916800 - 05/14/07 10:25 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)



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Re: pressure cooker size... [Re: btronson]
    #6916922 - 05/14/07 10:46 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

btronson said:

i just bought an all american 930 PC on ebay.. 230 bucks but itll save me time in the long run im thinkin. was gonna go with the 41 quart but couldnt justify the increase in price. thanks!




now do yourself a favor and buy a toggle valve to replace the weight on your pressure cooker.


the 930 comes with this kind of a weight...




get yourself the toggle relief valve...






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Re: pressure cooker size... [Re: Roadkill]
    #6917123 - 05/14/07 11:15 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I got a 921 w/ toggle at a yard sale for a wopping $5.00

Keep looking and good things will come :smile:


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Re: pressure cooker size... [Re: Babo911]
    #6917732 - 05/15/07 12:49 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

im looking for that part on ebay and cant find it. do you know what the part # is? or an online retailer that sells them?


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Re: pressure cooker size... [Re: btronson]
    #6917840 - 05/15/07 01:07 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)



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Re: pressure cooker size... [Re: agar]
    #6917875 - 05/15/07 01:15 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

thanks for the info.. im gonna play dumb here for a sec but the part info suggests a 23-28 psi blowoff. is that okay with the pressure cooker? i also noticed that it is for a steam sterilizer. just dont want to order the wrong part and ruin my new toy


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Re: pressure cooker size... [Re: btronson]
    #6918597 - 05/15/07 04:59 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

If you have a weigh regulator type.
Use a wrench & unscrew the nipple the weight regulator sits on.
Then take a wrap around the threads of the toggle regulator.
With thin teflon pipe thread tape.
And, screw the toggle in the same hole.
They interchange....:thumbup:

Toggles chirp around 25/26 psi;
around 28 they hiss & higher, they whistle.


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Re: pressure cooker size... [Re: btronson]
    #6919592 - 05/15/07 02:04 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I wrote up some instructions on how to use your All American pressure cooker...

http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=6712679&page=0&vc=1#Post6712679


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Re: pressure cooker size... [Re: Roadkill]
    #6920013 - 05/15/07 03:39 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

awesome notes Roadkill! i bookmarked them. fyi i planned on using rye for a substrate in quart wide mouth jars.


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Re: pressure cooker size... [Re: btronson]
    #6920388 - 05/15/07 05:02 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

You only have to look out for the size of the pot if you have a small kitchen. My stove is in a corner and the bigger pots get to close to the wall to center good on the burner and not burn my wall with the heat coming up the sides almost took out my wallpaper the first time.


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