Making Chutney/Jars - condensation?

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Making Chutney/Jars - condensation?
« on: October 25, 2013, 20:17 »
Anyone able to advise?  I have made some Apple and Ginger Chutney today and filled the clip on Kilner Jars.  It has been a few hours is now cold, but there is still condensation on the inside of the glass lids.  Is this okay?  Will it disappear?

Thanks. 




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Mrs Bee

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Re: Making Chutney/Jars - condensation?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2013, 22:07 »
I don't use kilner jars for chutney as I find that 1 lb jam jars or smaller with a new metal lid work best for chutney. Smaller jars mean you don't get lots of chutney that will dry out over time if it doesn't get eaten.

Did you fill the jar to the very top?

If you potted the chutney into very hot jars with steaming hot chutney you should be fine. Just keep an eye on it in case you get any mould growing.  SO long as you used a recipe with the correct amount of sugar and vinegar a little condensation shouldn't cause any problems.

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Re: Making Chutney/Jars - condensation?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2013, 11:05 »
Thanks for your reply Mrs Bee.  Both jars and chutney were piping hot and I filled to the top.  I will keep an eye on it, but I think I will make some more and use jam jars.  I haven't made chutney for years, and if I recall I don't think I had condensation then. 

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Re: Making Chutney/Jars - condensation?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2013, 16:38 »
I think you would be wise to use jam jars for the chutney.  ;)

If you want to buy some new lids for the jam jars I get mine from Pattesons jars. They are not very expensive and you can be sure of a good seal.

Hope it turns out OK for you. :)

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Re: Making Chutney/Jars - condensation?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2013, 21:33 »

Don't use jam jars for chutney, leave them for jam.  Due to the vinegar content of chutney and the acidic nature, always use glass topped jars.

Don't worry about condensation, the water will be absorbed by the contents.

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Re: Making Chutney/Jars - condensation?
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2013, 23:08 »

Don't use jam jars for chutney, leave them for jam.  Due to the vinegar content of chutney and the acidic nature, always use glass topped jars.

Most jar lids are plastic coated, nowadays - so they're ok with the vinegar content  ;)
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Re: Making Chutney/Jars - condensation?
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2013, 14:50 »

Don't use jam jars for chutney, leave them for jam.  Due to the vinegar content of chutney and the acidic nature, always use glass topped jars.

Most jar lids are plastic coated, nowadays - so they're ok with the vinegar content  ;)

Ditto :)



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