Well, I know you're not going to like me...BUT...
I don't water bath jams at all...Been doing this for 45 years and haven't lost any yet.
HOT Jars, HOT Jam...they Will Seal all by themselves. I turn them upside down for 5 to 10 minutes and then turn them upright. 2 reasons=
1. to kill any bacteria in the top air and
2. as it thickens, the fruit chunks don't all float to the top.
I have jam from 2009 and they still are sealed.
Try a few jars and see.
PS. I don't water bath anything tomato either.
| Pounds lost: 26.8