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"Step number A) is to buy the book “Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving” (See; ). You kin get it at and/or probably at your local Wal-Mart."

I probably do need to do that, but I would like to read through the book that comes with the canner, first, to see what it has to offer. One of my nieces went to Ball University and my nephew worked for Ball's aerospace program for a while. I might be able to get a copy of the book through their student book store or some such - I'll ask and see if it's worth messing with.

Like day say, da Ball Blue Book is the bible on home preserving. You kin also download guides from the USDA at as well as from most of the university cooperative extension services.

C.J.V. - didn’t use a pressure canner for most of my canning operations, me
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