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 ★

    Gary, I just got a PM from Dave Omak about using a vacuum canister to speed up the time for pickling.

    Claims you can make these pickles in 18 hours.

    I'm going to check it out & give it a try.

    I have some errands to run today & I'll look for some pickling cukes.

    I'll let you know what happens.

    Al
     
  2. smokinal

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

    OK here they are.

    Six lbs. of cukes all vacuumed up.

    Hope this works!


    Gonna check them in a couple of days.

    Al
     
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'll be watchin this too Al ! If it works, I've gotta couple of vac canisters I'll put to work ! Thumbs Up Thanks for posting this !
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That batch will last a day or 2....   They look good already...  
     
  5. smokinal

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

    Thanks again for finding this info, Dave!

    This would change everything.

    Al
     
  6. smokinal

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

    OK Dave I just tried a pickle after 20 hours & it tastes like it has been pickling for 4 or 5 weeks.

    I think 3 days in the canisters will be like 3 or 4 months in the Ball jars.

    This is absolutely great!

    I can't thank you enough for finding this information for me.  [​IMG]

    Al
     
  7. smokinal

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

    You can put them to work now, cause this really works!!!

    Al
     
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's good to know....   Not everything you find on the internet is BS...  AMAZING !!!!
     
  9. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds great Al, thanks ! Thumbs Up
     
  10. Still looking for canisters for my Nesco (they are out)   I hope these pickles are as good as you say, we put 6 more jars up last night, (Cukes coming on like gang busters)

    Gary
     
  11. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you have the jar sealer, it will work in quart jars.....
     
  12. Nah dumb ole me didn't get all the attachments when I bought the sealer.

    I emailed Nesco to see when they will be back in stock 

    Also trying to find out if other brands would work ? I'm thinking is the tube

    attachment different ?

    Gary
     
  13. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No idea about Nesco stuff....
     
  14. smokinal

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

    UPDATE!! 2 days & the color already looks like they have been pickling for 2 or 3 months.

    The taste is also coming along nicely.

    I think 1 or 2 more days & they will be ready!

    Al
     
  15. Yeah, it rated really well, and was pretty cheap, works really great, no complaints except for trying to find attachments.

    Gary
     
  16. smokinal

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

    UPDATE:

    Day 3, they are taking on a lot more flavor.

    I think most folks would be happy with them right now.

    I like my pickles a little stronger, so I'm going to let them go another day.

    Al
     
  17. After waiting six weeks for the pickles to be ready, my wife and kids ate everything I made in a couple days. They are really, really good tasting pickles.  I just made 9 quarts of pickles and may look into a vacuum canister system to speed up the process.  

    thanks again!
     
  18. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you have the jar attachment, just vac-seal the jars....
     
  19. idahopz

    idahopz Smoking Fanatic

    What a great idea, Al!  I even have a Foodsaver with vacuum container.  Will definitely try this one, maybe even with okra and a bit of heat.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. unclejhim

    unclejhim Smoke Blower

    Wow! I just found this. I've been wanting to get into canning and pickling so this thread  was a great find.

    Thanks, Al

    How did you sterilize the vacuum canister and the storage canister?
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2016

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