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    I have just used the first jar of pickled chillis.
    Is there anything I can use the vinegar for.
    Would it be safe to use it again?

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    I think it's fine to use Bramble...so long as you've used a clean spoon when fishing out those chillies. I like the vinegar on my salad used in a dressing but as you've not long made them adding some more chillies should be fine too ( IMO) other peeps may have a different opinion
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    Here I am hijacking the thread for my own purposes in my selfish way.. I've been drying my chillies as they've ripened over the summer. I always add a couple of dried chillies to my pickled onions and they seem to pickle too. Can I just top up my whole dried chilli jar with hot or cold vinegar (and a soupcon of sugar to take the edge off - great tip!), or do they have to be fresh chillies? Also.. I'm keeping them in a jam jar, the gingham topped ones.. how full should I have it before pickling to allow for rehydration space, say half full? Apologies for diverting into dried chillies, my plant has been more steadily productive than giving gluts! As ever, deeply appreciative of your collective expertise..

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    Personally I wouldn't bother pickling dried chillies as they are just two alternative methods of preservation, but I don't see why you can't. I don't think you'd need much rehydration space.

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    I'll give it a go.. They're just dried because they ripened at different stages, and to my mind a pickled chilli is more useful and delicious than a dried one!

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