|2,001 - 4,000 ft: 12 lb.|
|4,001 - 6,000 ft: 13 lb.|
|6,001 - 8,000 ft: 14 lb.|
|Above 1,000 ft: 15 lb.|
Procedure: Keep clams live on ice until ready to an. Scrub shells thoroughly and rinse, steam 5 minutes, and open. Remove clam meat.
Collect and save clam juice. Wash clam meat in water containing 1 teaspoon of salt per quart. Rinse and cover clam meat with boiling water containing 2 tablespoons of lemon juice or ½ teaspoon of citric acid per gallon. Boil 2 minutes and drain. To make minced clams, grind clams with a meat grinder or food processor. Fill jars loosely with pieces and add hot clam juice and boiling water if needed, leaving 1-inch headspace.
Adjust lids and process following the recommendations in Table 1 or Table 2 according to the canning method used. Table 1. Recommended process time for Clams in a dial-gauge pressure canner.
Style of Pack: Hot. Jar Size: Half-pints, Pints. Process Time: 60 minutes for Half-pints, 70 minutes for Pints. Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of 0 - 2,000 ft: 11 lb.
Table 2. Recommended process time for Clams in a weighted-gauge pressure canner.
Style of Pack: Hot. Jar Size: Half-pints, Pints. Process Time: 60 minutes for Half-pints, 70 minutes for Pints. Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of 0 - 1,000 ft: 10 lb.
======================================================= === * USDA Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539 (rev. 1994) * Meal-Master format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
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