Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Forgot to wipe the rims

  1. #1
    serene Guest

    Default Forgot to wipe the rims

    I made four batches of plum preserves today. Followed the BBB recipe
    exactly, but on one batch (of five half-pint jars), I forgot to wipe
    the rims. Should I open them up and reprocess? Is there a way to tell
    if the seal is okay? Should I just keep them in the fridge and use
    them first? Or...?

    Thanks for your help,

    Serene

  2. #2
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Forgot to wipe the rims

    serene wrote:
    > I made four batches of plum preserves today. Followed the BBB recipe
    > exactly, but on one batch (of five half-pint jars), I forgot to wipe
    > the rims. Should I open them up and reprocess? Is there a way to tell
    > if the seal is okay? Should I just keep them in the fridge and use
    > them first? Or...?
    >
    > Thanks for your help,
    >
    > Serene

    Let them sit until 24 hours has gone by Serene. Your next move is to see
    if the "button" on the lid is down, ie is it sealed, just press on it
    with a finger and if it gives the jar didn't seal and may need to be
    reprocessed. If it doesn't give it is most likely sealed and okay to
    keep. Generally you can tell by looking at them if they have sealed.

    Often times not wiping the lid can go either way, depends on how much
    goop* was left on the rim. *Goop - a technical term in canning as
    espoused by the brethern and sistern of HOSSPOJ meaning you left some
    stuff on the rim dummy. <G>

    George, Father Inquisitor, HOSSPOJ

  3. #3
    serene Guest

    Default Re: Forgot to wipe the rims

    On Jul 12, 6:43*pm, George Shirley <gsh...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
    > serene wrote:
    > > I made four batches of plum preserves today. Followed the BBB recipe
    > > exactly, but on one batch (of five half-pint jars), I forgot to wipe
    > > the rims. Should I open them up and reprocess? Is there a way to tell
    > > if the seal is okay? Should I just keep them in the fridge and use
    > > them first? *Or...?

    >
    > > Thanks for your help,

    >
    > > Serene

    >
    > Let them sit until 24 hours has gone by Serene. Your next move is to see
    > if the "button" on the lid is down, ie is it sealed, just press on it
    > with a finger and if it gives the jar didn't seal and may need to be
    > reprocessed. If it doesn't give it is most likely sealed and okay to
    > keep. Generally you can tell by looking at them if they have sealed.
    >
    > Often times not wiping the lid can go either way, depends on how much
    > goop* was left on the rim. *Goop - a technical term in canning as
    > espoused by the brethern and sistern of HOSSPOJ meaning you left some
    > stuff on the rim dummy. <G>
    >
    > George, Father Inquisitor, HOSSPOJ


    Thank you so much, George. Would it be safer to just go ahead and
    process them again, or will that overcook the preserves?

    Serene

  4. #4
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Forgot to wipe the rims

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    serene <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I made four batches of plum preserves today. Followed the BBB recipe
    > exactly, but on one batch (of five half-pint jars), I forgot to wipe
    > the rims. Should I open them up and reprocess? Is there a way to tell
    > if the seal is okay? Should I just keep them in the fridge and use
    > them first? Or...?
    >
    > Thanks for your help,
    >
    > Serene


    If the jar sealed, you're fine. Push down on the center of the lid. If
    it flexes, it didn't seal. If it is slightly concave, you're fine.
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - good news 4-6-2009
    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
    -Philo of Alexandria

  5. #5
    Brian Mailman Guest

    Default Re: Forgot to wipe the rims

    serene wrote:
    > On Jul 12, 6:43 pm, George Shirley <gsh...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
    >> serene wrote:
    >> > I made four batches of plum preserves today. Followed the BBB recipe
    >> > exactly, but on one batch (of five half-pint jars), I forgot to wipe
    >> > the rims. Should I open them up and reprocess? Is there a way to tell
    >> > if the seal is okay? Should I just keep them in the fridge and use
    >> > them first? Or...?

    >>
    >> > Thanks for your help,

    >>
    >> > Serene

    >>
    >> Let them sit until 24 hours has gone by Serene. Your next move is to see
    >> if the "button" on the lid is down, ie is it sealed, just press on it
    >> with a finger and if it gives the jar didn't seal and may need to be
    >> reprocessed. If it doesn't give it is most likely sealed and okay to
    >> keep. Generally you can tell by looking at them if they have sealed.
    >>
    >> Often times not wiping the lid can go either way, depends on how much
    >> goop* was left on the rim. *Goop - a technical term in canning as
    >> espoused by the brethern and sistern of HOSSPOJ meaning you left some
    >> stuff on the rim dummy. <G>
    >>
    >> George, Father Inquisitor, HOSSPOJ

    >
    > Thank you so much, George. Would it be safer to just go ahead and
    > process them again, or will that overcook the preserves?


    Go ahead and wait until tomorrow before making that decision. As George
    says, you can mostly tell by looking. The lid will be slightly concave
    as well as he says the 'button' will be down and there's no give.

    What I do is set up two towels and as the jars come out of the BWB I
    line them up on one towel. As they "plink" (and I can see which one did
    it) I move them to the other towel. If they don't plink, they go in the
    fridge, or if there's more than a couple I reprocess immediately.

    Next day I check to see they all stayed down.

    B/

  6. #6
    Serene Vannoy Guest

    Default Re: Forgot to wipe the rims

    Thanks, everyone!

    I made 24 half-pints of plum preserves (would have made a little more,
    but that's all the jars I bought). Whew. I'm wiped out now. And there
    were enough plums on that tree that I could have made 24 more.

    This was the golden plums; next week, we'll do some regular ones, or
    maybe some figs if they're ready.

    Serene

    --
    42 Magazine, celebrating life with meaning. Inaugural issue is here!
    http://42magazine.com

    "But here's a handy hint: if your fabulous theory for ending war and
    all other human conflict will not survive an online argument with
    humourless feminists who are not afraid to throw rape around as an
    example, your theory needs work." -- Aqua, alt.polyamory

  7. #7
    jimnginger Guest

    Default Re: Forgot to wipe the rims

    On Jul 12, 6:11*pm, serene <serenevan...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > I made four batches of plum preserves today. Followed the BBB recipe
    > exactly, but on one batch (of five half-pint jars), I forgot to wipe
    > the rims. Should I open them up and reprocess? Is there a way to tell
    > if the seal is okay? Should I just keep them in the fridge and use
    > them first? *Or...?
    >
    > Thanks for your help,
    >
    > Serene


    If you used a canning funnel to fill your jars and were careful, you
    may not have dripped hardly any jam on your jar lips.
    As said, if they are sealed, they are just fine. I would NEVER
    reprocess if not necessary.
    Regards Jim in So. Calif.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32