is this safe
I packed habaneros/chiles/etc. into half gallon mason jars and poured vinegar over them. I cant remember if I boiled vinegar first or not. If I did not, and there is no headspace in jars, is this safe? Will the vinegar kill the nasties? I dont understand why vinegar has to be boield in the first place, I though you could just pour it cold over the veggies and it would be ok?