When canning your own food you'll occasionally get a jar or a batch of jars that fail to seal after processing. While frustrating, it's a problem that can be resolved easily by reprocessing the jars.
Time Required: Varies by Canning Recipe
Check the jar (or jars) for nicks along the rim.
If you find a nick, transfer the contents to a new jar. If you don't find any nicks, put a fresh lid on the jar; and secure it with a ring.
Then, reprocess the jar (or jars) using the same processing time as before.
Allow the jars to cool; then check for a good seal.
- Canning lids can only be used one time, so always start with a new lid
- Unsealed jars may be stored in the refrigerator for immediate use
What You Need:
- A new canning lid
- A canning ring
- A canner