Hi Anita! I'm a total newbie at canning but I think I know the answer to your question. If you're going to process something that spends more than 10 minutes in a boiling water bath canner or is going to be pressure canned, then it's not necessary to sanitize your jars first. If they're going to be in a boiling water bath canner for less than 10 minutes then they need sanitized first. It doesn't have so much to do with the method of storing it after the canning as it does the amount of time the jar will spend in the boiling water being canned.
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