Daniel Vandermeir wrote: I've done a good bit of research since, and have a fresh batch of sauce ready to go.
I'll be boiling the bottles, sanitizing the plastic caps in a bleach solution, and rinsing with boiled water, and hot filling the bottles, capping, and turning the bottles upside down to cool.
This is supposed to help with the seal. Or so the internet says...
Not sure the PH yet, I need to test it still, but as much vinegar as I used, I know it's well below what is needed for stability.
Everything I've been able to get from researching says the hot fill meathod is perfectly safe.