Many thanks for your replies
I feel a bit of an idiot now (said I was a newbie to this)
The 1st batch had vinegar in, whilst the 2nd batch contained Naga Mirchi Chilis (8), 2 Carrots, Garlic Puree, Water, Worcester Sauce, Pepper. I'm wondering if this is where I fell down?
It was refridgerated, but still only kept for a short period.
Only a quick answer cos off to work soon.
Am after some good hot recipes and sweet ones too
Thanks again tho to you all