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

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

  1. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Just opened my last jar for Jan. 3rd . You're right they keep getting better . I need to make some more before these are gone .
     
  2. SmokinAl

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

    Yea it's bad if you run out, I always keep a couple of jars in the fridge at all times.
    Al
     
  3. I had tried these and waited a week before popping one quart open to try. They still tasted like cucumbers to me, with out any real change in color. I also noticed dried salt on the jar from the brine. I really don’t think I put too much salt in, not that that would cause my issue anyways... I vac sealed them, so I don’t know what my issue was??? I did leave a bit of head space, enough where I could see air if I flipped them over, but also high enough to make a brine mess after removing the vacuum can adapter! Maybe my issue was that the brine was not hot, but just kinda warm when I poured into the jars and canned??? Anyone have any thoughts?
     
  4. SmokinAl

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

    I suspect that your problem is that you didn't get enough of a vacuum in the jar. Just vacuum it back up & check it in another week. Without any vacuum, they take 6 weeks.
    Al
     
  5. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    What Al said . Wanted to ask , when you opened the jar did it pop like it had a good seal ?
    Also , I did some slices and just used regular cucumbers . they took alot longer than the pickling cukes .
     
  6. I’ll revac that jar. Yes that jar has a good seal like all the other jars I made. Not one single jar has changed from cuke color to the pickle color. I think I should have used hot water to pour in, that way it would get absolute vacuum, if my vacuum sealer can’t do it by itself!
     
  7. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    My cucumbers are starting to come on strong . Made 3 quart jars and 1 pint jar . I use this recipe to do jalapeno slices also . It all comes out fantastic .
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  8. SmokinAl

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

    I always use hot water right from the stove. I heat the brine to a boil, then pour it over the cukes.
    Al
     
  9. Best Pickles you will ever eat, make em like Al says. Gunna put up a couple more jars today.

    Gary
     
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  10. WaterRat

    WaterRat Meat Mopper

    I took the plunge and made up a batch today. 4 jars regular, 2 jars of hot green beans, 1 jar hot pickles and 1 jar of hot left over pickle chunks and jalapenos. I have a food saver and did the vacuum seal with mason jars. Can't wait to try them!

    Safety question: In the green bean and pickle chunks jars a few floated up and may not be completely submerged - is this a problem? Should I dump them? For absolute clarity these were not hot processed and will always be in the fridge.
    Thanks!
     
  11. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I've had the same thing happen , and had the same concern as you . Mine were fine . I've used this same recipe to do jalapeno slices ( vac'd in mason jars ) and I had to let them go a little longer than the cukes . Might be the same with fresh green beans ,,, not sure . It makes great pickles ,,, enjoy .
     
  12. SmokinAl

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

    As chopsaw said, they will be fine, they just won't have quite as much flavor as the one's that are completly submerged.
    I have been taking a large slice of onion & putting it on top of the pickles to keep them all submerged.
    Al
     
  13. WaterRat

    WaterRat Meat Mopper

    Sounds good, thanks for the advice guys!
     
  14. clintse

    clintse Newbie

    I'm new to this site. How do I find your vacuum pickle recipe. Tried searching. I find all the great reviews but can't seem to find the actual recipe. Thanks
     
  15. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Very first post .
     
  16. Check with Smokin AL I think he can guide you through the whole process

    Gary
     
  17. SmokinAl

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

    As chopsaw said it's the very first post. The recipe is the same whether you vacuum them or not, they just get done much quicker in the vac canisters. I originally made this thread without knowing that vacuuming them would work so well, so I edited the original post for vac canisters when I figured it out..
    Al