The following treatment results in a better product texture but must be carefully managed to avoid possible spoilage. Place jars in a canner filled half way with warm (120 degree to 140 degree F) water.
Then, add hot water to a level 1 inch above jars. Heat the water enough to maintain 180 degree to 185 degree F water temperature for 30 minutes. Check with a candy or jelly thermometer to be certain that the water temperature is at least 180 degrees F during the entire 30 minutes.
Temperatures higher than 185 degrees F may cause unnecessary softening of pickles.
Caution: Use only when recipe indicates.