I bit the bullet and ordered a new pressure canner. I have thought long and hard about this because my mom let me have her old one. I really didn't want to spend the money on a new one because they say they last for ages and ages. I didn't have the manual, plus I couldn't find a model number to order the correct gasket, and the thing is avacado green! I really am afraid of using the old one and I really want to start canning a ton of stuff. So..... I ordered a new one! After using it today, I am so happy that I went ahead and got a new one. I had no trouble what so ever with it. I canned 7 quarts of dried beans and 7 quarts of beef stew. Wow, that is a bunch to go in my pantry!
Can you tell which batch I forgot to add vineger to the canner?
My beef stew. Thickener is added when you heat the stew--it doesn't hold up in the canner.