This is a very old recipe that doeas not meet modern USFDA standards. If you are ok with heirloom recipes stop after step 10 step. That is how I make them and you will have a lot more crunch to your peppers. I got this recipe from my Mother-In-Law and made these for years. Mom passed at the age of 93 4 years ago. Mom would make probably 40 qts or more every year before her health declined. All of her kids and grandkids would raid her pantry for the peppers. The amount of peppers is an estimate.