I have lots to tell but today I just kind of layed around and caught up on some stuff AND I canned 12 pints of dried beans. It was cool. You put the dry beans in the clean jar along with salt and crystalized ginger, fill it with water and then pressure can for 75 minutes. They look neat! I don't know if you can tell in the picture. I did pinto, anasazi and black beans. I want to open one to taste it but I guess that would kind of defeat the purpose.