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Old 07-16-2007, 04:22 PM   #1
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Good Eats Pickle Question

I was watching Good Eats the other day and Alton did a recipe for Bread and Butter Pickles. In the episode he and his "brother" made pickles side by side. Alton made sweet pickles and his "brother" made sours. I am going to attempt the sours, but the one piece he left out was how long they need to sit in the fridge before they actually become pickles. Has anyone seen this episode? Do you know how long I need to wait?

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Old 07-16-2007, 05:21 PM   #2
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Saw the episode, don't remember if the time was even mentioned. Let your taste buds be your guide.
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:26 PM   #3
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At the beginning of the episode he was talking about this style of pickles in generic terms and said they could be ready in ours or days as opposed to other pickles that take months. I guess I will just give it a shot and taste every once in a while.
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:23 PM   #4
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I've fixed refrigerator pickles quite a few times, and they don't take long. A week should do it.
I gave my son-in-law my recipe last year, and he was eating his pickles within a few days.
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:24 PM   #5
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Thanks Constance!
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:27 PM   #6
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guess you gotta a lottqa cukes ripening up in the garden, eh, geebs?

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Old 07-16-2007, 06:39 PM   #7
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Actually I am going to use a squash and a zucchini. I just pulled one of each in (my first harvest).
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Old 07-17-2007, 02:37 PM   #8
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I do refrigerator pickles and after 3 days they are good to go. Depends on how crunchy you like them though. We're lucky if we can get Bugs to wait for 3 days let alone a week!
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Old 07-17-2007, 03:26 PM   #9
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I like em crunchy. It will be a challenge to wait!
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Old 07-17-2007, 03:31 PM   #10
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Geebs

Any trouble getting your squash flowers to turn into fruit? I do.

If so: How to Molest Your Zucchini Off The Broiler
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