Vince’s vacuum chamber worked perfectly.
Yesterday we practiced by sealing a half pint of beans so we were fairly confident before we started sealing our freeze dried fruit. It worked perfectly. I think we were able to pack 8 or 9 half pints into the pressure canner. It took two minutes for the vacuum pump to seal all the jars. We set a timer for 2 minutes and that seemed like exactly the right amount of time. That’s a heck of a lot better than messing with those hand held sealers that don’t work half the time.
Everything about the freeze dryer and this thing Vince made has made me very happy and very excited to get today’s batch going.