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Steve H

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You make pickles...and things.

First off 4 pints of pickles using Al's recipe with a couple changes.

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First difference was that I ripple cut them. Soaking for a couple hours. The other changes were I used pickle crisp instead of alum. And I vacuum sealed in the jars.

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Done!

Now onto some fun stuff.
I had some larger pickles sitting in brine for a couple of weeks. So I went and cut and scooped out the insides deep enough to form a shot glass. But leaving the bottom to form a "shotglass"

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Then mixed up a cup of V-8 juice with 2 shots of vodka, a dash or pepper, lemon juice, worsty sauce, and a dash of Franks hot sauce. Rimmed the shotglasses with Montreal seasoning.

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And filled them up! These are really good! The pickle adds to the Bloody Mary nicely. Had 5. And thought I'd better stop. Note the vodka is 100 proof.

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pushok2018

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That is innovative, Steve! I will have to brine some pickles and try that.... :emoji_wink:
 

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Wow Steve the pickles look excellent! Like the ripple cuts too. The bloody mary pickle shots are something I can say I have never seen before. Not a big vodka drinker but my wife would put a few down for sure!
 

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You could fill them with fireball an my wife would love them.
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DAMN STEVE!! I don't know which I like better: the pickles or the Bloody Marys. Both just look fantastic. I'm not a Bloody Mary person as a general rule but I'd down a couple of those real quick. Great job my friend!!

Wow....
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I like when you have days off with nothing to do, you come up with some good ideas! I like it

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That is innovative, Steve! I will have to brine some pickles and try that.... :emoji_wink:
Thank you!

Wow Steve the pickles look excellent! Like the ripple cuts too. The bloody mary pickle shots are something I can say I have never seen before. Not a big vodka drinker but my wife would put a few down for sure!
Thanks! I'm liking my new salad shooter pro. It took less then a minute to do of those long cucumbers.

You could fill them with fireball an my wife would love them.
Richie
Fireball?? I believe I would pass on that Richie.

DAMN STEVE!! I don't know which I like better: the pickles or the Bloody Marys. Both just look fantastic. I'm not a Bloody Mary person as a general rule but I'd down a couple of those real quick. Great job my friend!!

Wow....
Robert
Thanks Robert! I was happy with how the pickle shots came out. And of course. You can't go wrong with Al's pickle recipe.

Cool Idea I Like it

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Thanks Gary!
 

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I like when you have days off with nothing to do, you come up with some good ideas! I like it

Ryan
Thanks Ryan! The pickle shots came about from 3 different recipes I looked at. And combined what I thought was good from each.
 

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got to say Steve that is different. but I bet they were good, wonder how jack d would taste with pickles.
 

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Oh God...here we go. Ain't no telling where this one is going :emoji_astonished:

Running for cover,
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I was never like this until I joined smf, I just joined to learn how to smoke animals. now i'm drinking jack out of pickles. what the hell is going on here :emoji_laughing:
 

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Looks Great, Steve!!
Looks like Fun Making too.
Like.
I couldn't join you though, as I never got into the hard stuff---Only Beer--An awful lot of Beer, but nothing harder.

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Looks Great, Steve!!
Looks like Fun Making too.
Like.
I couldn't join you though, as I never got into the hard stuff---Only Beer--An awful lot of Beer, but nothing harder.

Bear
Thanks Bear! You could omit the booze with this.
 

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I was never like this until I joined smf, I just joined to learn how to smoke animals. now i'm drinking jack out of pickles. what the hell is going on here :emoji_laughing:
I get where you're coming from. I've had the same experience. Before I joined SMF and got friendly with Steve, I was a choir boy, Deacon in the church, paid my taxes, and never touched a drop of alcohol. Now look at me. I skip paying my taxes so I can afford this new hobby, imbibe in numerous alcoholic beverages, and traded in my choir robe for a chef's apron. Like you, I have no idea what's going on here.....but I sure am enjoying it :emoji_astonished:

It's all Steve's fault..and I love him for it,
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I couldn't join you though, as I never got into the hard stuff---Only Beer--An awful lot of Beer, but nothing harde
No worries here Bear. I could drink beer out of a pickle with no problem at all. I'd just want a good beer, Nothing light as you'd never taste it over top of the piggles.

Piggles and beer? Why not?
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No worries here Bear. I could drink beer out of a pickle with no problem at all. I'd just want a good beer, nothing light as you'd never taste it over top of the piggles.

Piggles and beer? Why not?
Robert

No way!! That's just as bad as Reece's PB Cups & Beer!!
Pickles & Pickles.
Reece's & Reece's.
And Beer & Beer!!!
However if I was a Hard Stuff Drinker, those things Steve Made look Awesome!!!

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No way!! That's just as bad as Reece's PB Cups & Beer!!
WHOA!! Time out here my friend. Reece's PB cups and beer has been a favorite food / drink combo of mine since I was about 10 years old :emoji_anguished: It was a daily staple...right up till I became a choir boy of course :emoji_wink: PB cups and beer was first on the list and M&M's were a close second

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Steve, I gotta hand it to you, those look pretty creative and awesome! I'm just trying to figure out how many of those I could knock back before I hit the floor? Have you tried it yet?...for science of course!
 

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