First time jelly maker- question
I am new to this forum, having posted on the kitchen forum for a couple of years. My kitchen is now finished and today I made crabapple jam, using Ball pectin. The first batch I tried a recipe that called for no pectin, but I could not get the temp up to the 221 degrees they asked for, so I went with the pectin recipe. The directions said not to tighten the rings too much because air needed to escape so I just loosly tightened them.
I used the quilted Ball jars with the lids and rings.
My question(s) is this:
When will it "set up", because its watery looking in the jars after the hot water bath, and the waterbath water had some crabapple jam color in it so something leaked.
What do you think? Thank you?