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Old 07-31-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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Pickle?

Hopefully someone here can clear this up for me.
I'm a little confused about pickling pickles.I've never done it before.

Do you have to have a pickling crock? Or will a large 5 gallon food grade bucket do?
Is it necessary to soak them in brine before you proceed onto jars?
Or can I just go out to the garden,pick what I want to cann,and proceed?

I've been reading one too many pickling recipes.Those questions keep coming up.
If I need a large crock,it will have to be ordered now,before the cucumbers ripen.


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Old 07-31-2009, 03:36 PM   #2
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Munky, a crock is good for pickles you don't intend to preserve. You put them in a crock in a cold room and eat them within a couple of weeks. (I posted a 3 day pickle recipe here)

Otherwise, you would just wash your pickling cucumbers, sterilize your jars, pack the jars with cucumbers, dill and garlic and then pour the hot brine over them and seal with sterilized lids. Only screw on finger tight. 5 day kosher dills

I've posted a couple of recipes on here, but any that are from Ball's or Atco Blue Flame kitchen are tested for acidity and safety.
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:05 PM   #3
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Thank you very much for clearing that up.I'm so ready to get going on them!

I planted 16 cucumber plants..LOL..Yeah over did my garden just a bit.

Thanks again.

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