Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Secret to keeping your sauce fresh for 3 extra months

Along with getting asked a number of questions about our sauces, many people ask about simple preservation methods. Meaning, how long can you actually keep a barbecue sauce in the refrigerator before it spoils? Jake's sauces are good for 18 months on the shelf, unopened. But of course how long can they keep when opened? Typically, a good sauce constructed out of quality ingredients can keep in a cool dry place with a 40 degree temperature for about 5 months after opening and before you can begin to notice some taste changes.

A really simple way to get 3 more months of life out of that sauce is to simply seal the lid snuggly then turn the jar upside down in the fridge. What does this do? Turning it upside down causes the natural weight of the contents to force downward on the lid increasing the barrier that blocks air from getting into the container. No air, no spoilage. In fact, try this with a container of sour cream, turn it upside down and see just how much longer it will last saving you money on replacement cost.