Can I mix jar sizes?

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  1. stef

    stef Well-Known Member Supporter

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    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?

    thanks...stef
     
  2. Maverick_mg

    Maverick_mg Well-Known Member

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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.
     

  3. siletz

    siletz Well-Known Member

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    You can process different sized jars together as long as you process the length of time of the larger jar.
     
  4. Jan in CO

    Jan in CO Well-Known Member Supporter

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

    stef Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thanks...I thought so, but it's always safer to ask.

    :)
     
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    ladycat Chicken Mafioso Staff Member

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    Yes, I've had no problems doing it that way.
     
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