Friday, January 4, 2013

Altitude Chart for Canning

I have been busy working up my oranges today so I don’t have to much to post but I have been wanting to post this.

Hope every one has a great week-end


When canning with water bath or pressure canning you have to base your pressure and timing on your altitude. If you are unsure as to what your altitude is you can call your local extension office and they will be able to tell you. Most canning recipes are for sea level to 1000 ft. You will need to make the adjustments according to your altitude.

For water bath canning

At 1,001-3,000 ft                           add 5 minutes

At 3,001-6,000 ft                           add 10 minutes

At 6,001-8,000 ft                            add 15 minutes

At 8,001- 10,000 ft                          add 20 minutes


For Pressure Canning

                                                       Dial Gauge

At 0-1,000 ft                                      11 lbs

At 1,001-2,000 ft                               11 lbs

At 2,001-4,000 ft                               12 lbs

At 4,001-6,000 ft                                13 lbs

At 6,001-8,000 ft                                14 lbs

At 8,001-10,000 ft                               15 lbs

You should take your lid in once a year to test the pressure of your canner. Your local extension office will test them for free. It is very important to use the correct pressure and times for your altitude or you may have food spoilage.


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