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Old 03-04-2016, 09:48 AM   #1
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Ball pickle spices

Any one try the Ball dill pickle spices?

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Old 03-04-2016, 03:01 PM   #2
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Haven't tried Ball, I have used Mrs. Wage's.

Looking at the Ball website, I think it would be worth a shot. The pickle crisp agent sounds interesting.
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I have and like it, but its all relative to one's own taste. Best to try it and decide yourself. "Pickle Crisp" is Calcium Chloride and is the best product to help pickles keep some of the crispness when canned. I much prefer the fresh crispness of Refrigerator Pickles.
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My Dad always made his own pickling spice mixture. He'd add a bit of alum to the brine to help keep them crisp. My Daddy could make the darned bestest pickles.
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