For Christmas presents, I made up some pickled summer sausages. I'd saved up mayo jars over the last several months (why waste 'em?) and garnered 8 of them. I bought 10lbs. of ground chuck in 2-5lb. chubs yesterday and mixed up 10lbs. of summer sausage, stuffed it and smoked it, then set it out in the garage to cool (only 39° yesterday). When cold, I took the 8 jars and cut up the sausages into links and stuffed them full, then added a pickling mix to each and vinegar and water to the top. The pickling mix I used was: ½ tsp. brown sugar ½ tsp. pickling spice ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes ¼ tsp. cracked black pepper 1½ cups white vinegar ½ cup water to each jar, then screwed the tops on. Unfortunately 2 didn't tighten down sufficiently so I had to keep them for myself (DANG!). The other 6 I took to my older son's house to his back fridge to store until Christmas, 3 for him (George Jr.) and 3 for my younger son Robert. I tried taping the caps down which helped (it will help keep me outta them until they're done pickling in about a week or so! lol!) You can also use the same on pickled eggs, too! MMMMMMMmmmmmm......pickled sausages, beer on tap from Jr's kegerator, and playing pool with my two sons on Christmas day... I'll take pics and add to this post!