Altitude Adjustments (pressure canning)

Here is a handy table showing the pressure required for dial and weighted pressure canning at different altitudes in feet (and metres) above sea level ...
    
The recipes on this website assume an altitude of 0 - 1000 feet above sea level, so adjust your pressure according to your location. You do not need to adjust the processing time, just the pressure level. I have included both altitude in feet and altitude in metres - for other Australians to find it easy to calculate too ... for example, my town in Perth, Western Australia is 57 metres above sea level. I have a dial gauge pressure canner, so I use 11 pounds pressure when pressure canning.
    
 
ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENTS (PRESSURE CANNING)
 
 
Altitude in feet above sea level
 
 
Altitude in metres above sea level
 
 
Weighted Gauge Pressure Canner
(in pounds)
 
Dial Gauge
Pressure Canner (in pounds)
 
0 – 1000
 
 
0 – 304
 
10
 
11
 
1001 – 2000
 
 
305 - 609
 
15
 
11
 
2001 – 4000
 
 
610 - 1219
 
15
 
12
 
4001 – 6000
 
 
1220 - 1828
 
15
 
13
 
6001 – 8000
 
 
1829 - 2438
 
15
 
14
 
8001 – 10 000
 
 
2439 - 3048
 
15
 
15
 
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