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Please do let me know stats that you find. I'm a freak for this stuff. I wish people could just trust birth. It blows.
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PDX canning mama's

My Etsy store did better than I was expecting and now I'm in the market for a brand spanking new pressure canner.

Any suggestions. Looking for something that can do 6-7 quarts at a time. I'd love to be able to can left over soups and such. I just don't eat them when I freeze the left overs.
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My Etsy store did better than I was expecting and now I'm in the market for a brand spanking new pressure canner.

Any suggestions. Looking for something that can do 6-7 quarts at a time. I'd love to be able to can left over soups and such. I just don't eat them when I freeze the left overs.
All American 921. Or it's Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry sister. Whichever you find for a better price at the time.

I've had mine for... 3 years now? And still adore it. You do get what you pay for, especially with those suckers, even more so if you do a fair amount of canning. Which I do. If you only plan to pressure can 2-3 times a year, a cheapo Presto from Walmart may work fine. If you're rotating 300+ cans through the canner a season/year, you'll love the 921.
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Thank you! I was hoping you would chime in.

Off to order it now. We don't rotate 300 + cans...but do rotate through at least 100 a season. Probably more if we had a pressure canner.

Have I mentioned how stinkin' excited I am that you're moving to PDX? I got into gardening after finding your blog. ;-)
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Well, once you have the pressure canner you can do green beans, spaghetti sauce, your own chicken, turkey and vegetable stocks, etc. You might be surprised. I haven't bought any chicken stock in like 2 years, it's pretty cool.

I've been canning chicken stock lately to use up carcasses in the freezer (like if I'm not in the mood to cut veggies then and there to let them simmer for a day or two). Once I have beasts out of the freezer I might be able to pack it away in the storage unit for a few months.

Well, if you're that excited, if/when we finally get our house here on track for closing, you can help find us a rental. That isn't considered "big" at 1100sf with a "large, open" yard that's about enough room for 5 planters. Holy moly, those CL ads drive me nuts. That's not nearly enough room to include a (well, my) pantry and a place for the homeschool stuff to reside (I'm too messy to be able to do that at the dining table and clean it up for meals a few times a day, I know myself). And I have no qualms putting people to work digging/planting for me, I don't think. We'll see.
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