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Pickles
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Richard C    Posted 06-23-2003 at 12:19:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello Everyone. I love pickles and have made my own before. They came out pretty well for my first try. Well it looks like I am going to have a pretty good crop this year so I need to start gettin together my ingrediants. Do any of yall have any helpfull hints for me or receipies or stories. Thanks alot.

Richard C


cowgirlj    Posted 06-24-2003 at 10:16:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
http://www.4peaks.com/fjampick.htm
This site has some great recipes.
The only hint I can give you, is if you like your pickles crispy, if you are water bath canning, process a few minutes less than the recipe calls for. Eg; if the recipe says 10 minutes, cut back to 7.


Cindi    Posted 06-23-2003 at 13:12:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Richard, I haven't tried making pickles yet, I keep talking about it but haven't done it. I need to, the kids eat them like popsicles in the sumer time. Was it hard to do?


Richard C    Posted 06-24-2003 at 06:53:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
No not hard at all just takes alittle time and trial and error (mostly error) I guess people on this board don't make pickles either since I got no responces. I've been looking around the net to find some different techniques. I'm sure they will come out fine. You have to like to do it really for fun cause you can goto the store and buy a jar just too easily. Have a good day Cindi!
Richard


ShepFL    Posted 06-24-2003 at 13:10:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Richard -
We put up a bunch of pickles each yr. To make them crisp I use pickling lime.

My favorites are Bread and Butter and Hot Pepper Dill (Dill with garlic and TBSP on crushed red pepper). Get a Ball Blue Book for starting out.

I would love to locate a 5 or 10 or 20 gallon crock for soaking them but the antique collectors have run the prices sky high. Right now I use a 5 gallon bucket to lime my pickles. I hold them down in the lime water using a plate wedged into the bucket. Check out the link below.

Also, give a holler for PCC-AL (have not seen him post in awhile tho). He and DueyIA provided me with some great relish and salsa recipes.


ShepFL - with link    Posted 06-24-2003 at 13:13:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Link did not work in last post

www.homecanning.com


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