Can I Seal the Jars Again?
Thanks to the help we received on this forum last year my kids went from pickles that received red ribbons (below average) in the county fair to getting mostly purples (the highest award you can get), a jar of pickles selected to go to State Fair and a Judges Award of Merit. They also won several classes in the open class judging including the Ball Award for best Dill Pickles.
In the 4H judging they do not open the jars but they do open and taste in the open class. We would like to enter the open class pickles in another local fair so my first question is can we reseal them? They were opened 4 days ago and a single pickle slice was taken out to taste. If we can not seal them again are they safe to eat after sitting in an air conditioned building for this amount of time?