I have been reading about pressure canning, but have never actually done any. I'm getting ready to go out and buy a canner, but I am not totally sure what to buy. Specifically, I see ads for canners with capacities from 8 quarts to 23 quarts. I don't expect I'll ever be doing large quantities of product, but think I'd like to have the capacity to do so if an opportunity presents itself (like a really good sale at the grocery store or Costco). So my question is this: if I buy a 23 quart canner, would it be impractical in any way if I was planning to can a batch of only 4 or 5 quarts? Also, I'd really like to buy a canner made in the US. Recommendations of specific brands to look for?