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Under Ask Jackie
The title was: Running the pressure canner without water.
Peter Regan of Beaverton, Oregon
Wrote to Jackie about her response to another reader, concerning the lack of water in her canner. We are posting here the entire article "retyped" as it mentioned retorts in the conversation and we feel the entire article is a very viable piece of information for home canners using not only jars but retorts also.
There is no FDA or USDA information for retort canning for the home canner. We express our experiences, they have no scientific FDA or USDA backing. Can at your own risk!