Garlic dill pickles UPDATE! READY TO EAT IN 3 DAYS WITH VAC CANISTER

Discussion in 'Canning & Storage' started by smokinal, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It's crazy, if everybody eats garlic no one can smell it!  [​IMG]

    Al
     
  2. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm a fiend for garlic, as are most of my friends. I've never had much luck growing it, though.

    Those garlic chives come on like machine gun fire. I tried several times to eradicate them but they always came back.

    Those gardens also have dill sprouting all over the place, unless the new owners wiped it out. Once you let dill go to seed you will find it popping up in completely unexpected places, forever.
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    We have tried growing garlic too, without any success. However garlic chives thrive down here. But the dill dies in the summer because it's too hot. I have let it go to seed & the seeds don't come up. I've pretty much given upon using fresh dill in my pickles.

    Al
     
  4. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Al,

    Today I put up your pickle recipe...Was easy...Don't know if I can wait 6 weeks though, LOL!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe,

    John
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I know what you mean John.

    When I first started making them I would make 4 jars every week. So in 6 weeks I would have a steady supply of pickles.

    Now I keep 20 jars in the fridge & every time I eat 4 jars I make 4 more.

    The longer they stay in the brine the better they get. I've had them over 1 year old & they are delicious!

    Al
     
  6. Thanks for the recipe.

    If I cut the pickles to chips instead of spears, would I still need to wait 6 weeks before eating?  My kids aren't very patient once they start eating the regular chips I make with the Ball kosher dill mix.
     
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Sorry Man, even with the chips you have to wait 6 weeks.

    Al
     
  8. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow I can't believe I missed this. I make summer pickles, I make beet pickles, I have even tried watermelon pickles (I believe there is a thread here), Those looks great and if you can use Walmart cucumbers  I am impressed.

    I have tried 21 day pickles and lime pickles but never with any success. I love the garlic dill too. I bet some cocktail onions would be good in 'em. I put them in my pickle beets.....

    Those look great.

    In my top 5 on the list now!

    Thanks!
     
  9. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]   Way to go Al sounds like a real easy and tasty recipe I'm to a garlic man love pickle garlic cloves. Will for sure be trying this.

    Warren
     
  10. Great Post Al, we love Garlic Dills  going to have to give this a try  Thanks for post it   [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Kevin,

    The Walmart pickling cukes are better than what they have here at the farmers market. They are so crunchy & fresh.

    Al
    Thanks Warren,

    The hard part is waiting for them to get the right flavor. That's why I make a few jars every couple of weeks so I always have a steady supply.

    Al
    Thanks Gary,

    If you make them you will never buy another store bought pickle.

    Thanks for the point too!

    Al
     
  12. Hey Al, we made a batch of your pickles last night now were are in a holding pattern 

    they sure look pretty

    gary
     
  13. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's great Gary!

    I wish I could figure out a way to do them without the wait.

    But believe me it will be worth it, I really like them after about 5 or 6 months.

    Al
     
  14. do they keep indefinitely in the fridge    as much as we love pickles i don't think they will make it that long.

    gary
     
  15. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I make a batch every 3 or 4 weeks so I always have a constant supply.

    I've had them in the fridge for 1 year & they were still very crunchy & full of flavor.

    I don't think they would ever go bad, but after a couple of years they may become soft & not as crunchy.

    Al
     
  16. Question       the brine was supposed to be hot ???? when poured over the pickles ?

    Gary
     
  17. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Yes, I boil it then take it off the heat & fill the jars.

    Al
     
  18. OK just wanted to make sure

    thanks

    gary
     
  19. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    No problem, the jars actually seal themselves just like you canned them as they cool down.

    Al
     
  20. Dang, this is going to be a long wait ......

    Gary
     

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