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Old 04-23-2010, 01:11 AM   #1
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Thought that might get your attention. So, I decided to finally wash some yeast and while I was at the Wally-world, trying to decide what to do with those extra jars, I had a wonderful idea... behold:



That's 1056 on the left, Pacman in the middle (who says it's available only from time to time) and of course - pickles!

I can't wait to pickle our okra this summer. You can eat fried okra every day for only so long!

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Got a recipe for your Brine you chose?

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Got a recipe for your Brine you chose?
I put:

7 peppercorns
7 fennel seeds
1/4 t celery flakes
1/4 t minced garlic
1/2 t dried dill weed

in each 8 oz. jar along with 1/3 of a "hothouse cucumber" in each jar. I soaked the sliced cucumbers in ice water for 15 min prior to "canning".

The brine is:

3 C water
1 C vinegar
2 T kosher salt
1/4 t table sugar

I boiled the brine for 10 min and then immediately dumped into the jars and capped them. Tried some tonight actually - 72 hours later. Pretty good. Next time I'll drop the vinegar back to 3/4 C and bump the dried dill to 3/4 t. Other than that, I can't wait to try them on some burgers tomorrow night.

EDIT: The jar by itself, I left the celery flakes out and substituted the same amount with crushed red pepper flakes
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Looks delicious! Love me some good home pickling. Have you ever attempted fermenting pickles?

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Looks delicious! Love me some good home pickling. Have you ever attempted fermenting pickles?
No, although I was reading about it the other day. This was actually my first forray into pickling. I'm glad to report solid results.
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