My pickled hot peppers are not crisp. The recipe calls for 1/2 lb. of hot peppers (I use a variety)1 cup of cider vinegar, 1/4 cup water, 4 tsp. liquid honey, 2 tsp pickling spice, 1/2 tsp. pickling salt, 2 garlic cloves. I made 12 times the recipe.
Instructions is to pour the boiling pickling liquid over the peppers and than process the 1/2 pint jars for 10min. Any ideas why this isn't turning out???