Counter top Pickles

Discussion in 'Canning & Storage' started by dirtsailor2003, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    So I've been doing some research on pickling, fermenting and other forms of making pickles goodies. I've read a bunch on "counter top" pickles. Jetman here has always done countertop pickles. This is the first year we've ever had cucumbers survive. For us though I don't expect that mega bunker crop and needed a way to do this so I can add cuc's as they get big enough. So I'm going for it.

    This is the basic recipe from Jetman.

    1 gallon vinegar 5% acidity
    1 gallon water
    1 cup pickling/canning salt

    Spices per taste.

    I used mustard seed, black pepper corns cardamom. Fresh dill a bunch if garlic cloves and 6 Thai chiles.




    I made a half batch of brine. If I need more I'll make more. I weighted everything down with a bag of additional brine.
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I cut the blossom end off per Jetman advice.
     
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome Case..... Another thing to add to the endless list of things to try.... :biggrin:
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Got my fingers crossed that it turns out great! About the only way I can think of to do them here with a limited crop!
     
  5. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah, sounds like a great way to give them pickles a shot.... I'll be watchin to see how they turn out.... I love pickles ! I'am betting these will turn out great !
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Okay news flash, this just in we now have a total of 5, yeah that's right 5 cuc's pickling!!!!

    Wonder if yellow crook neck squash would be good pickled... Have a whole counter full of those guys!!!
     
  7. whistech

    whistech Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Yes, yellow squash is very tasty pickled.    I would use the smaller squash and give it a try.   I think you will like them.
     
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great I will give it a try!
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just a bump. Still adding a few pickles a couple times a week. Sampling pickles here and there. All seems to be going good. No slime or scum and haven't died yet. They are tasty but I think I need to work on the flavor a bit.
     
  10. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Love pickling and the techniques involved. No garden here this year due to the move but might break down and catch some cukes at the farmers market and do a batch. I find the vinegar really knocks down the heat of the peppers so I always use an absurd amount......let us know how the squash works, I usually grow some just for the chickens....Willie
     
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Willie, so far the squash pickles that I have sampled from the partial jar I put in the fridge have been great. We'll tap into the canned stuff in about 4 weeks.  I like pickling, its fun. I just saw video and now can't find it now on a recipe for making kimchi pickles out of small whole pickling cukes! Need to find that again!
     
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here it is:

     
  13. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh hell yeah......I could make a meal outta those & I love her website.....LOVE Kimchi and need to do a batch for Fall readiness.......Willie
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2014
  14. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    DS I did just check and those companys I mentioned earlier in my post will deliver from your area to mine, just not from mine to yours LOL 

    I want to see some pics man!!

    Sounds good. 

    DS
     
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sorry man just saw on the news that Idaho has closed the border to all cucumber and pickle imports! Something about pickled potato contamination issues!
     
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member




     
  17. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]   This baby is pinged out!!! Nice lookin pickles there. 

    DS 
     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I thought you'd like that. I'm gonna give it a try!
     
  19. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    SO you just keep adding cukes to the brine?

    You do you know when they are done?
     
  20. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep. I guess this is the way they used to do it back in the old days.

    Guess they're done when they taste good!!! From the first batch I threw in I tried one at day 3. It was pretty pickled.
     

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