I love the little Ball jars! Also thought these http://weckjars.com/ were cute.
Wait! Stop! Can we get these jars in 2 or 4 oz sizes?
My life it complete if we can!
It looks like the 4 oz jars ar $2 or more a piece.
I would go with plastic stuff. Sorry! (As you have heard hundreds of times before : How do I get on your mailing list?)
The plasic will work just fine if you think the recipients are using it within a year. I did find 4 oz canning jars sometime, but I can't remember when or where - I used them for canning super duper hot boiled down jalopena + habernaro sauce. Even my brother gagged.
(Our eyes burned for 2 days while the stove fan was on.)
PS I am from the E St Louis area - the largest home of horseradish in the world at the time. My brother worked in the fields during his last years of high school.
The Weck jars are definitely for occasions when you want the container to be part of the gift. And that hot sauce sounds great!
Here you go:
72 red hot peppers (we used very ripe jalopena for most of the sauce and habanero for about 1/4 of it)
2 cloves garlic
2 T sugar
1 t salt
4 t grated horseradish
2 c water
2 c vinegar
Peel and mince garlic. Wash peppers and combine with garlic. Place in saucepan with water. Cover. Cook until very tender. Press through sieve. Add other ingredients to pureed product. Cook until well blended and thickened. Pour into Kerr jars to within 1/2 inch of top. Put on cap, screw firmly tight. Process in poinling water bath 10 minutes. Makes 1 halp-pint.Kerr Home Canning and Freezing Book
c 1982 by Kerr Glass Mfg Co.
As I remember, I kept 2 oz and gave 2 oz to my brother. I used empty peminto jars and just kept them cold - we figured anything that could live through that much capsaicin deserved to live. Brother and I lived, too. The rest of the family ran. I made a larger batch another time, but can't remember if I properly canned it or not. I probably froze it, but canned hot salsa a lot in half pints and gave it and wild raspberry jelly for Christmas gifts.
I am presuming you know the precautions to take when working with peppers of that heat!