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habanero gold question?

Posted by jadeite 6/7 (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 24, 12 at 10:12

All the directions for habanero gold jelly call for putting up in half-pint jars. Is there any way to put this up in pints instead? I don't know if anyone has tested this. I have pint jars but not half-pints, so I'd prefer to use what I have.


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RE: habanero gold question?

The standard recipe? No sorry. Jar size is crucial, even in jams and jellies when working with low acid foods rather than the usual high acid foods. AFAIK 1/2 pints is the standard for Hab-Gold and the rule of smaller jars is fine but bigger jars are not would seem to apply.

There is an alternative recipe from U of CA extension that allows for pints but it has more vinegar, less peppers, and more fruits to protect the acidity level. It calls for 20 mins. BWB processing for the pints if I recall correctly.

If you opted to use pints it would be a at you own risk sort of thing. Your choice.


RE: habanero gold question?

Dave - thank you (again). I was hoping there was a tested version in pint sizes. I guess I'll go shopping for half-pint jars.


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