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Old 06-30-2017, 12:10 PM
 
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Hey all,

So I've been getting into pickling vegetables at home lately (Just refrigerator-style, not shelf stable stuff). I made a successful batch of escabeche (Hot pickled jalapenos and carrots, taqueria/taco truck style), but tried a dill pickle cucumber recipe that turned out pretty bad. Way too sour, and way too salty.

I used a 1:1 ratio of water to vinegar, and less salt than the recipe called for in the brine (I think it was 2 tablespoons for about 2 quarts of pickles). I did not add any sugar, but now I'm being told you should to avoid excessive sourness.

Anyone have a good recipe to share that might work for me? Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-30-2017, 04:55 PM
 
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Hey all,

So I've been getting into pickling vegetables at home lately (Just refrigerator-style, not shelf stable stuff). I made a successful batch of escabeche (Hot pickled jalapenos and carrots, taqueria/taco truck style), but tried a dill pickle cucumber recipe that turned out pretty bad. Way too sour, and way too salty.

I used a 1:1 ratio of water to vinegar, and less salt than the recipe called for in the brine (I think it was 2 tablespoons for about 2 quarts of pickles). I did not add any sugar, but now I'm being told you should to avoid excessive sourness.

Anyone have a good recipe to share that might work for me? Thanks in advance!
https://smittenkitchen.com/2014/07/e...-dill-pickles/

Her recipes are usually quite good.

If you're really worried about salt, I've had some luck using Kombu, a dried seaweed, instead of salt.
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Old 06-30-2017, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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https://smittenkitchen.com/2014/07/e...-dill-pickles/

Her recipes are usually quite good.
Agreed! I've never made pickles but I'd always trust Deb.
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Old 06-30-2017, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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My understanding is that cucumber pickles must be absolutely fresh, as in bought at the farmer's market that day.
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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My understanding is that cucumber pickles must be absolutely fresh, as in bought at the farmer's market that day.
We make dill pickles every year and not the refrigerator type but the processed kind. Regardless, yes the idea is to get the cukes as fresh as possible. You can get good results from ones that were picked a day or two prior to processing, but absolutely no more. We will normally buy them fresh from the farmers market and i will start the process that night. We will can them the following morning. There is nothing more disappointing than to spend all that time over a hot stove just to end up with a mushy jar of so called pickles and remember you have to use pickling cucumbers. No other kind will work.

BTW: I learned just last year the importance of using only pickling cukes. We have a wonderful veggie and honey farm not too far from us. We venture out there a couple of times to buy stuff from the owner. Last year we waited and waited for the pickling cukes to come in. Well they didn't so I went ahead and purchased freshly picked small cukes from him. I now promise my daughter who cans with me, I won't do it again. The last 2 jars went bye bye yesterday and no, not into our tummies but into the trash. I didn't even feed them to the garbage disposal. I was afraid it would spit them back at me.
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I like this recipe a bit more.

http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/easy-re...ickles-recipe/

I'd definitely use more vinegar, less garlic, and a little sugar.
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Old 07-08-2017, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We usually do not use a recipe anymore, but I do have one that I used for years and have pretty much memorized it, although we usually tweek it. Because we are spice lovers and like a kick in our pickles we add hot peppers and a lot of garlic. Other than that it is mainly just the cukes, the canning salt, vinegar and water. We do not use sugar if we are making basic dills, but the more dill the better and we do add onions sometimes. Before we start the canning itself we either use lime and water to soak the cukes or we use ice water and a lot of salt, then drain and rinse them well. Only 2 more weeks and we will at it for this year. Yep, we start our summer canning on the 20th. Actually I will probably start today, I am going to make a few jars of jalapeno watermelon jelly.
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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I've successfully used a few of the recipes, and definitely read through this, found here:

https://foodsafety.wisc.edu/assets/p...Pickles_08.pdf
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:50 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Here's one


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQgYj6y0IBg
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