Leaking Jars in Pressure Canner
I processed a bushel of tomatoes this weekend and had two jars leak in the canner. One jar leaked a lot was only 3/4 full when i pulled it out.
I left 1/2" of head space in the quart jars.
I put the tomatoes into the jars and pressed them down until the juice was covering. Then used a chopstick to get bubbles out.
Do i need more head space to avoid this? Any other ideas why they would leak. I have a gas stove not electric.
Any ideas let me know, Thanks!