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Pickles, Sourdough and Crawfish

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Been a busy day. Got Pickles and SD going first thing this morning. Last batch pickles where pretty good but could use little more heat for me so put about 3/4 pepper in each one. Got kind of busy there for a few as both pickles and SD ready same time.

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After that done did 5 lbs Crawfish. Went out for some last week and $20 hardly got anything but they where very good. Mine not my best but where good. Hard to figure out seasonings for small batch. I put ice in after 5 minutes and brought down to 160 for 20 minutes and sprinkled seasoning on. Just not that spicy. Almost time for Gretchen and I to meet friends at Brewery.

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now thats how you fill a day your way! love it!
 

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Looks good! Curious as to the beer as well! I'd trade a twin bing beer for one of yours!

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Pickles look great. I just started making them and am sticking with the basic dill till I get a little better!! Wife loves the homemade ones better than store bought.
 

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I'm jealous. My house sucks.
No pickles, sodium restricted.
No SD bread, wife has wheat allergy
Wife will not try crayfish. Last batch I had at restaurant sucked. Maybe the Busch would win him over?
Sounds like you need a buddy to hang out with once or twice a week. So you can cook up and eat the things you like without worrying about your wife's likes and dislikes. Live a little, life is way too short to give up the things you like because of someone else, yes even your wife.
 

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Been a busy day. Got Pickles and SD going first thing this morning. Last batch pickles where pretty good but could use little more heat for me so put about 3/4 pepper in each one. Got kind of busy there for a few as both pickles and SD ready same time.

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After that done did 5 lbs Crawfish. Went out for some last week and $20 hardly got anything but they where very good. Mine not my best but where good. Hard to figure out seasonings for small batch. I put ice in after 5 minutes and brought down to 160 for 20 minutes and sprinkled seasoning on. Just not that spicy. Almost time for Gretchen and I to meet friends at Brewery.

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My brother, that all looks amazing.
Do you sprinkle seasoning on your bugs after they are cooked? We always shake a bunch of seasoning over the bugs before setting them down on the table or tailgate.
 

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Pickles look great. I just started making them and am sticking with the basic dill till I get a little better!! Wife loves the homemade ones better than store bought.
They so easy to make and you can flavor how you like. They come out so crisp.
 

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My brother, that all looks amazing.
Do you sprinkle seasoning on your bugs after they are cooked? We always shake a bunch of seasoning over the bugs before setting them down on the table or tailgate.
Yes. This seasoning a few years old but kept in vacuum bag. I think it time for some new.
 

BrianGSDTexoma

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Looks good! Curious as to the beer as well! I'd trade a twin bing beer for one of yours!

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Our Brewery into Fruit Slushes and flavored beers with cake, candy and all kinds of weird stuff. I guess it is whats sells. They doing very well but just give me a Porter or Pilsner! That beer sounds good!
 

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You’ve been busy! Awesome job on everything!
 

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Looks amazing!
I could seriously eat crawfish for breakfast, lunch, & dinner!!
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Looks amazing!
I could seriously eat crawfish for breakfast, lunch, & dinner!!
Al
Your method of soaking cucumbers in ice water really works well. They stay crisp even after sitting a while.
 

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ok guys, I need to get to making these pickles. I cant take it anymore!!!

BrianGSDTexoma BrianGSDTexoma SmokinAl SmokinAl I read up on refrigerator pickle methods - looks simple. is that the general principle you use? What is this cuces in ice water bath you speak of? Many thanks!
 

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I learned from Steve H Steve H and he learned from Al. Here how I did last ones. These are kept in fridge.

Here about it.

4 Cups cider vinegar
4 Cups filtered water
1/2 cup of the Ball spice blend
4 chopped Garlic cloves each jar
1/2 sliced Habanero each jar
1/4 cup Monkfruit sweetener
2 lb bag salad cucumbers sliced in half

Soak whole cucumbers in ice bath for 3 hours. Bring liquid, sugar and Ball spice to boil. Put cucumbers, pepper and garlic in jars. Pour hot liquid in jars and vacuum seal. Let set a week. This made about twice as much liquid as was needed for 4 pints.
 

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