Help! I don't Understand The Pressure Canner Instructions!
I have an All American Pressure Canner. I am having a hard time understanding when to take the selective pressure regulator weight off. Is it before or after the steam gauge reaches zero? Here are the exact instructions:
"After canning in glass jars, turn heat off and permit cooker to cool gradually until the steam gauge drops to zero. Remove the selective pressure regulator weight slowly and do not release steam pressure too rapidly as liquid will be drawn from the jars."
I removed it after the gauge reached zero last night, and my jars took about 10 minutes to seal after I removed them from the canner. Is that okay? Should I have removed it as soon as I turned the heat off, or after it reached zero like I did?