1. I used a mix of hot peppers and left in all of the seeds - I didn't think it would be hot enough for my liking without them. The heat on the sample I tried was perfect, so I'm glad I went that way (might choose differently if using habaneros or the like, but my jalapenos were not very hot). 2. I read one of the notes from someone who said not to make a double batch at one time. I'm glad I followed this advice - the mixture foams like all heck when it boils, and it DEFINITELY would have boiled out of the pan I used and made a big huge dangerous boiling sugar and hot pepper mess, had I tried to make a double batch. 3. One batch made almost exactly 12, 1/2 cup jars for me, with the jelly just the tiniest bit shy in the final one (if it doesn't seal, stick it in the fridge to eat fresh). 4. I left 1/4" of headspace on the jars and all sealed (including 4, 1-cup jars I did in the second batch). 5. I processed all of the jars, both sizes, for 5 minutes in a regular boiling water bath (vs. with a pressure cooker). 6. The finished color truly is beautiful - I look forward to giving these away as Christmas gifts! I would make this recipe again, gladly. Relatively easy, inexpensive ingredients, great results.
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1. I used a mix of hot peppers and left in all of the seeds - I didn't think it would be hot...