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Old 09-08-2006, 03:32 PM   #1
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Processing Question

OK, so my question is about my salsa. I was meticulous in following the instructions as I know not to mess with acidity levels. I also processed for the required amount of time, BUT not all my jars sealed. My question is for next time. Could I have put them back in a hot water bath and processed them longer? Would they have sealed themselves after longer?

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Old 09-08-2006, 03:41 PM   #2
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Yes you could re-process them. Make sure to check the jars to make sure the rims are clean and no cracks or anything that would prevent a seal from forming. You will need to use new lids though.
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Thanks GB. I sort of figured that. As it was, we just opened the one that didn't seal well and started in on it!
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That is the best way to do it
So how did it come out?
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Old 09-08-2006, 03:48 PM   #5
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Oh so good. There is just no bigger treat than fresh homemade salsa. Especially made with nice ripe romas. Mmmmmmm! I should have put more hot peppers in, but I was afraid of burning peoples tongues off. I'll just add a few drops of hot sauce to the open jar. Cheating I know, but it does the job.

I should take a picture, it looks so tasty.
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I don't think that is cheating at all. Yes take some pictures!
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How about a recipe and the process you used for processing. Thanks.
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Old 09-08-2006, 04:34 PM   #8
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Its all here Gretchen. Processing instructions are first, and are fairly specific to my province. You'll have to scroll quite a ways down to the salsa recipe but it is there. Not the first time I have made this recipe, but the first time not all the jars have sealed correctly.

I think I found the issue. The lid on the jar we opened (the one that didn't seal) has a dent in it. Wish I'd seen THAT before I started.
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Its all here Gretchen. Processing instructions are first, and are fairly specific to my province. You'll have to scroll quite a ways down to the salsa recipe but it is there. Not the first time I have made this recipe, but the first time not all the jars have sealed correctly.

I think I found the issue. The lid on the jar we opened (the one that didn't seal) has a dent in it. Wish I'd seen THAT before I started.
Looks fine to me Alix. Sometimes the caps for glass jars are not perfect - they leave a small space or are very slightly defective. Put 'em in the fridge and consume asap!
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Yes cliveb, that is what happened, I didn't happen to notice the dent when I was getting things going. Thanks all!
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