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Old 08/14/11, 09:39 PM
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Can I mix jar sizes?

I want to pressure can some pint, and half-pint jars of meats. Would it be okay (i.e. safe) to mix the pint and half-pint jars since they both require 75 minutes to pressure can?

I know not to mix quarts and pints because the quarts take longer. What about the sizes I described?

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Old 08/14/11, 09:58 PM
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The time is the same but is the pressure? If so I would think it would be ok, but I would put the pint jars on the bottom and the half-pint on the top. Assuming that your pressure canner is a two level.

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Old 08/15/11, 12:46 PM
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You can process different sized jars together as long as you process the length of time of the larger jar.

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Yup, it works just fine. I do this a lot

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Old 08/15/11, 03:18 PM
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Thanks...I thought so, but it's always safer to ask.

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Old 08/15/11, 05:13 PM
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You can process different sized jars together as long as you process the length of time of the larger jar.
Yes, I've had no problems doing it that way.
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yep i do that a lot also

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