Re: pressure cooker still
When you say "gasket", I'm assuming you're talking about the big sealing
ring in the lid? The one that seals the lid to the pot?
I've heard, but I've never seen, that there are some modern pressure
cookers that do not seal until some minimum pressure is reached, but my
last Presto, a 6-quart stainless cooker, purchased about 4 years ago,
still seals with no internal pressure.
To be safe, I often, but not always, replace the sealing ring with a new
one when I revive an old pressure cooker to duty as a still. You can get
rings for just about any pressure cooker at
Is there any chance that your still head is so off-balance that it tries
to lift one side of the lid from the pot? Balancing the head is one
reason for the folded-lyne-arm "figure-4" design I posted a couple of
days ago, although I've also had head designs that were pretty lop-sided
and still sealed.
You've got me scratching my head.
Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller
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> Any Hoo, it was always the gasket, so I never figured out how to fix
that dang hook up, any ideas are surly welcome Bob,,
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