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Old May 29, 2013, 08:18 AM   #1
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Great article on canning meat

i liked that article very much, can we say "pressure cooker" here ??

about 25 years ago my wife and i canned 45 pint jars of wild caught trout in a pressure cooker, don't recall the name, but we paid about $100.00 for it then, it has 6 locking screw bolts that secure the lid. over the years we consumed all but one pint jar, after three moves we found that one pint jar of trout..., just wondering if it would be good to eat ?
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Old May 29, 2013, 12:03 PM   #2
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That was a pressure canner, not a pressure cooker.

From the sounds of it, it was an All American make. Very nicely made, and very expensive.


" just wondering if it would be good to eat"

Give it a try and tell us...
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Old May 31, 2013, 08:51 AM   #3
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That was a pressure canner, not a pressure cooker.

From the sounds of it, it was an All American make. Very nicely made, and very expensive.


" just wondering if it would be good to eat"

Give it a try and tell us...
how can i tell you if it kills me ?
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Old May 31, 2013, 08:55 AM   #4
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...after three moves we found that one pint jar of trout..., just wondering if it would be good to eat ?
If it were the only thing between you and starvation in a nuclear winter, that would be one thing, but otherwise it probably falls into the "better safe than sorry" category.
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Old May 31, 2013, 11:08 AM   #5
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If the lid is still sealed and the jar under vacuum, there's a very good chance that the contents are still sterile.

Quality of contents is another matter entirely. Something that old would likely be pretty nasty tasting, with an awful texture.
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Old May 31, 2013, 10:34 PM   #6
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Hi If your can is 20years old, I would not eat it.
I have a All american canning machine and use it with the pressure cooker to
sterlize and cook the salmond I chatch.
But would not eat it if it was 3 years old.
Like all cans make sure they have the vaccum on the top and not blown. Canning fish is quite eazy and lasts for up to 3 years.
Hope this helps you but can make your self sick or die if it is off
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Old June 20, 2013, 10:18 AM   #7
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There is a difference between a pressure cooker and a pressure canner. The pressure cooker is designed to cook meat quickly for immediate consumption. The pressure canner is designed to preserve food in Mason jars for long term storage.
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Old June 28, 2013, 11:17 PM   #8
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well i'll be danged ! i had no idea..., our cooker/canner is a BIG one and we use it for everything, cooking, canning or......... ?

my next project is cooking up about five pounds of pinto beans, will they turn into a form of refried beans or bean mush or retain their beanability ?
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Old June 29, 2013, 10:32 AM   #9
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Then you probably have a pressure canner. You can cook in a canner but you cannot can in a cooker.
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Old July 6, 2013, 12:46 PM   #10
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You won't be making refried beans by overcooking them in a pressure cooker...
I do use my pressure cooker to cook the beans but then you put them in a skillet with some grease or oil (I use bacon grease) and mash them up a little with a masher and stir and cook... if they get to dry you add a little water...

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