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Old 08-28-2008, 06:02 PM   #11
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Looking forward to your (grandmother's) recipe, mikki!

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Old 08-28-2008, 06:15 PM   #12
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What you will need:
1 gallon glass jar with lid
1 cup canning salt
1/2 Tablespoon alum
4 lbs. sugar
5 cups cider vinegar
1/8 cup pickleing spice

1st step
slice cucumbers and pack them in gallon jug, boil 2 quarts water and 1 cup canning salt, then pour over cuumbers. Let stand for 5 days. (I shake the jars every so often to make sure the cukes on top get the salt water on them)

2nd step
Drain jugs and pour 2 quarts boiling water over pickles. Let stand 24 hours.

3rd step
Drain jugs-- boil 2 quarts water and 1/2 Tablespoon alum, pour over pickles. Let stand 24 hours

4th step
Drain jugs-- boil 5 cups cider vinegar, 4 lbs sugar, and 1/8 cup pickleing spice. Pour over pickles. Let stand 24 hours

5th step
Drain vinegar out of jugs into pot and bring to a boil, pour back over pickles. Let stand 24 hours.

6th step
Drian vinegar out of jug into pot bring to a boil. Pack pickles into CLEAN HOT jars, cover with vinegar and seal.

Feel free to PM me with any questions and if anyone trys them let me know how they turned out.


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Old 08-28-2008, 08:14 PM   #13
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I used to can pickles, fruit and tomatoes (in every form and fashion), using the open kettle method, which was still approved back then, and nobody ever got sick from my food. Personally, if I were still able to can, I would probably try Grandma's pickles.

But I would never recommend a method to anyone that is not approved by the food police. Better safe than sorry.

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