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Old 09-05-2015, 09:44 AM   #1
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Effects of elevation changes on freshly canned salsa

My question is different from cooking at a certain elevation. We are planning on canning some salsa at our cabin over the weekend, but will be bringing the finished product home. I want to know if the elevation change will affect the seal of the jars. I would hate to have salsa all over my vehicle by the time I got home!

We'll be going from about 8,000 ft down to about 4,000 ft.

Thanks in advance!


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Old 09-05-2015, 11:25 AM   #2
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The opposite. It will slightly "deplode" as you release the seal. Elevation difference is so mild here I wouldn't worry about that.

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Old 09-08-2015, 04:36 AM   #3
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You shouldn't have any problems. Be like buying a jar of jelly in Laramie and taking it home...A little extra pressure.
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:45 AM   #4
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No problems

Canning went well, no problems getting them home! Thx guys!
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