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Old September 6, 2011   #1
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Default Lid buckled but seems sealed, should I reprocess

I made a batch of pickles late yesterday where I probably over-tightened the lids, and most of them have a small amount of buckling on the lid, inside of the seal area.

They all seem to be properly sealed, though, and when I tap them with a spoon I get a clear sound like I would expect from a sealed lid.

Should I go ahead and reprocess them anyway?
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Old September 6, 2011   #2
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A tough call. If they're sealed, they're sealed. On the other hand, reprocessing them would let you sleep better.
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Kind of what I thought, too. Thanks. I think I'm going to take the two that seemed most questionable and refrigerate them for short term use, and label the other four to be used first.
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That sounds like a good idea, Miken. Anything other than a perfectly sealed jar makes me nervous. They should stay good in the refrigerator for a long time.
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