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New canning lids only half sealing?

 
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I bought some Kerr jars and noticed they changed the design of the wide mouth lids a little.  There is now a secondary dimple in the middle of the lid.  I have never noticed that before.  I canned a bunch of tomato sauce yesterday, and the main portion of the lid sealed down tight, but some of those small interior dimples didn't seal.  

Do I need to put new lids on and re-process, or am I ok?
 
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I just bought 2 cases of kerr wide mouth pint jars and processed pears. I am not seeing what you are seeing. Is there a way to post a picture?
 
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The dimple is supposed to be depressed when a vacuum is created.  Your jars may not be totally sealed - perhaps there was still some juice on the rims when you put the lids on. If you can pop the dimple, set aside those jars to use first.
 
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I went back and pulled off all my bands.  I did the lid tap test and a few of them pinged like they weren't tight.  So I decided to give all them the finger pull to see if I could get the lids off.  I ended up reprocessing 22 of 54 jars.  I think I tightened my first batch too much.  That's where the majority of my weak seals were.  I had two lids in that first batch that buckled upward, so that was likely it.  

The second time through I got 100% tight seals and all is well again.  I also marked those twice processed jars to see if there is gonna be a noticeable difference in quality.  Hope it isn't too bad.  
 
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Tomato sauce should be fine after a second processing. It's things like green beans or something that gets too soft & overcooked.

Where did you find Kerr jars? I haven't found any Kerr products in a few years since Ball bought them out.
 
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Rena Lynn wrote:Tomato sauce should be fine after a second processing. It's things like green beans or something that gets too soft & overcooked.

Where did you find Kerr jars? I haven't found any Kerr products in a few years since Ball bought them out.



They're common in the midwest.  I found mine at Fleet Farm.
 
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