How to Can Green Beans Using a Pressure Canner: An Illustrated Guide
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The Necessary Equipment
Step One: Prepare Your Equipment
Estimate the number of jars you will need. This will depend somewhat on the size and shape of your beans (some varieties are curly, some are thin and straight), but a good rule of thumb is this:
You will need 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 lbs. of fresh beans to fill each quart jar.
Select only jars (quarts or pints, usually) that are free of nicks, cracks, and other imperfections, as these could cause the jars to seal poorly, which can cause them to break during canning.
Select new, self-sealing lids whose seals are whole and even. Do not reuse lids, as they do not always seal properly a second time.
Wash all jars, lids, and rings in hot, soapy water, and set on a towel to dry. Place lids in a little cake pan and pour scalding water over them. Leave them in the water until you use them.
Wash or rinse your pressure canner, if necessary, and fill it with the recommended amount of water (usually 2 quarts). Add a splash of white vinegar if you have hard water. This will prevent your jars from collecting mineral stains. Begin heating the canner, with the lid off or set on loosely.
Now you are ready to prepare your beans.
Preparing the Canner
Step Two: Snap and Wash the Beans
Step Three: Fill the Jars
Step Four: Process the Beans in a Pressure Canner
Step Five: Cool the Canner, Cool the Jars
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