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Kosher dill pickles fridge style

Steve H

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Today I bought a jar of the Ball kosher dill pickle spice blend. This has all the spices and the pickle crisp already in it. So, I went about making 2 quarts using that. And got 2 English cucumbers. I should have bought 3. So these 2 quart mason jars are packed light.
The directions are easy enough.
I cut the cucumbers into spears. And got them soaking in ice water.
In a pot I added:
4 cups water
2 cups white vinegar
1/2 cup of the Ball spice blend.
Bring these to a boil.
Pack the cukes into the quart mason jars. Fill with brine to a 1/2" from rim.

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I vacuum sealed these so they'll be ready in about a week.

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The jar of mix will make 14 quarts of pickles.
 

TNJAKE

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Man you are killing me with all this pickling. I gotta get on it. Looks tasty
 

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My Mom made Refrigerator Pickles. Garlic and Fresh Dill. You did not want to eat these before a Date! Nice job...JJ
 

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Looks good Steve. I see some dill in the back, guess you’re making more?
 

Steve H

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Man you are killing me with all this pickling. I gotta get on it. Looks tasty
Thanks Jake! Stand by for the pickled beans I'll be doing later. I love those things.
 

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My Mom made Refrigerator Pickles. Garlic and Fresh Dill. You did not want to eat these before a Date! Nice job...JJ
Thanks Jimmy! The pickles from Al's recipe is also a date breaker!
 

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Alright Steve, this just isn't fair. I made a bunch of pickled stuff following your tutelage not long ago but the pickles have run the gamut. Time to make some more but I'm gonna hang on and see how yours turn out. If good I'll get some of the spice and get them going. Nice job buddy!!

Robert
 

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Alright Steve, this just isn't fair. I made a bunch of pickled stuff following your tutelage not long ago but the pickles have run the gamut. Time to make some more but I'm gonna hang on and see how yours turn out. If good I'll get some of the spice and get them going. Nice job buddy!!

Robert
Lol! Thanks Robert! I'll keep you in the loop. The brine smelled really good. The only thing I'm hoping it won't be. Is like the generic store bought Vlassic pickles.
 

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Looks good Steve. I see some dill in the back, guess you’re making more?
Sorry. Missed your post. Thanks! The dill will be for pickled beans that I'm making tomorrow.
 

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I have some pickling cucumbers right now that would work. You have a recipe for some spicy pickles? I not crazy about dill.
 

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The pickling king strikes again! Looks great Steve I will have to look into the ball spice blend. Looks like it would save quite a bit of time.
 

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I have some pickling cucumbers right now that would work. You have a recipe for some spicy pickles? I not crazy about dill.
I don't. I've added jalapenos to my pickles before to give them some heat. Works good too.
 

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