Pickled whole peppers, missing brine
I'm not really confused on where it went (I cut holes in the peppers and they were kind of on the hollow side) last night it was fine, but today there's about an inch or so worth of pepper above the brine level. Been sitting on the counter for about 16 hours at this point.
My question is, is this okay? Or should I open the jar and level it off with vinegar/water and treat the jar as if it didn't seal (put in the fridge and consume immediately)? Would that even be safe since it's been sitting out over night?
For the record I used a 50/50 mix of water to (5%) vinegar (and 2 tbsp pickling salt for 4 cups liquid). I poured the boiling brine over the uncooked peppers packed in the jar, used the poking stick to get out air (obviously didn't do enough) sealed the jars and processed them in a BWB for 10 minutes.
This post was edited by IAmSupernova on Thu, Jun 20, 13 at 16:00