https://extension.umn.edu/preserving-and-preparing/pickle-problems Taste your pickles! Cloudy brine, often getting cloudier as time progresses. I’m sensitive to cabbage so I have a batch of brussel sprout sauerkraut fermenting that I just started a couple days ago. After 7 days, I carry the coolers back up to the kitchen, I screw the bands down tight, wipe off the jars, and they are ready for the frig, and the coolers are easy to rinse out and put away. On Jill’s recommendation I purchased a 6-pack kit from Fermentools, and am beyond thrilled! Next day, drain syrup, heat to boiling, pour back over cukes continue for 5 days. Does it have to be some special kind of sugar. Thanks! Rebecca says. They are mostly water and will give you a mushy, limp result. If your ferments ever end up with a disgusting or putrid smell, that’s a good indication to toss them. I’ve never done “fermenting” before and it is stressing me out so I think the “tool” is the answer. I wouldn't do anything to the brine either, just put the whole container in the fridge if the pickles taste good to you and you don't want to them to become more sour than they are now. I’ve been totally impressed with my Fermentools equipment. However, like everything I promote here on The Prairie Homestead, I don’t promote it unless I’m actually using it and loving it, which is absolutely the case here. Kitchen tongs work pretty well to pick up the kraut or whatever you are pickling. Not only do they taste good and are a practical way to conserve food that would otherwise rot, they also help digestion and according to some reports, may also be good for the heart. Most recipes I’ve seen simply just throw the ingredients into a jar and leave it on the counter for a while! When I use regular canning lids, I generally don’t screw them on very tightly, and if the pressure does increase, they just dribble all over the counter. No issue there, in fact, plan on it happening, that’s how you know your pickles are live and active. Again, this is a normal process of fermentation. That’s the best thing about pickles– tailor them to your taste preferences and what spices you have on hand. Hi Jill, your recipe looks great and I plan on trying it. Stir salt into water until it's … Enter your best email for instant access>>. I carefully adjust the calculations so I can make more jars at one time. Cloudy brine is perfectly fine, and is good sign that the fermentation went well. I have another lid that seems to let the air out but keep bacteria from getting in. Hi! I forgot about the “tool”. Thanks for sharing recipe, in Poland we do lots of fermented cucumbers. I have found a method that works great for me: Clean 2 plastic pails very well inside and out. Don’t worry if the brine is cloudy. I have just made pickled corn in my fermenting crock for the first time and it is delicious. Good to know about the starter culture!! Carefully skim off this foam to prevent mold from having a surface area to grow. Take off the band and just barely crack open and then immediately close one edge of the lid just enough for the air (gases)to escape – you will hear it escape (burp) if the lid and band have been on tight enough to prevent that. Bring to a boil over high, stirring until sugar dissolves. Want to keep things super simple? If you have leftover brine, use it to start a new batch.Once the cucumbers are refrigerated, the fermenting will stop, and your pickles should be good for a couple of months. The lids all pop which is what I like to hear :) however, after several days I check each jar to see that the brine is still clear. One question – Do you store the brined pickles in the fridge IN THE BRINING MIXTURE, with all the spices etc.? Dull, faded vegetables. It will clear some in the fridge. Hi Jill! Check out this fermented pickle recipe. Also, should I wait the 6 months to eat these bad boys or are they consumable and delicious after the 5 day fermenting period (and time to cool in the fridge)? etc. 6th day, cut into chuncks and make syrup. On that note, we’re having to avoid all food sensitivities while we attempt to heal our guts and hopefully overcome them. Bubbies naturally fermented pickles have always aroused the passions of those lucky enough to taste them. I let the pickles sit for about 12-14 days then put them in jars and shared with the family. If you replace the brine with water you'll lose all the flavor and they might spoil. celery seed. Here’s why: Shop the online store at Fermentools HERE. Thanks! This has worked very well for me with almost no mold to wipe off the inside pail and no skimming. Put the veg’s into a container and mix the salt in well. Here are my best tips for keeping your pickles super crunchy. I used to make a huge batch in a crock years ago ! Liquid leaking out of the jar. Have you made them like this? Jacci. […], […] If you want a deeper flavor than you’d get from refrigerated pickles, try this recipe for old-fashioned fermented pickles. Vinegar is one of my bigger offenders, which leaves me having to ferment all my own vegetables. This would be fermenting , wouldn’t it? Add the air lock assembly (or regular lid if that’s what you’re using), and set aside to ferment at room temperature for 5-7 days. Add the garlic, mustard seed, peppercorns, bay leaf, and dill to each jar. Can I add some hot peppers? […], […] Photo and recipe courtesy of The Prairie Homestead […], […] Fermented Pickles Recipe With Airlock […]. Currently I have a turnip, carrot, and beet fermenting on the counter(Horseradish, garlic, ghost pepper flavoring). People have been making pickles for thousands of years without airlocks. I get 3 or 4 batches into the pail. Pleasant sour taste. I’ve had fizzy mead, but that was intentional, and it was quite the little trick to achieve. The pickles will continue to slowly ferment and improve in flavor during the storage process. Lactobacillus will remain in suspension and will make the brine look cloudy so long … You can, although I’ve found that cutting up the cukes seems to make slightly less crunchy pickles. I’ve been working with Matt from Fermentools for a while now and he’s been totally helpful as I’ve navigated my first adventures into fermenting. ... Cucumbers with the blossom end can cause soft or slimy pickles. Hey, Jill! Sure, but to me, an airlock seems like cheap insurance for a better end result. Skim off the scum and let the water rest 24 hours. 3.2. They have been in the fridge for a week or so already, but can I take them out and let them warm on the counter and start to ferment again? And once you’ve got a good culture going, keep some in a jar in the fridge and use that to innoculate your ferments, if you wish. Though Bubbies dill pickles start out simply, thanks to hard work and more than a little love, they become something special. I found a ratio of 5# of veg’s ( cabbage or cucumbers peppers or whatever cut up) makes for a good fermentation. But first, in case you’re wondering about the whole brined pickles vs. fermented pickles vs. vinegar pickles thing, here’s a quick run-down: Airlocks make the fermenting process even more fool-proof (especially for beginners) by reducing the the chance of mold, and allowing the ferment to release gases without you having to “burp” it. If so, how much brine and salt would need to be used? You must skim the bloom off the brine every 2-3 days to ensure that your pickles turn out perfectly. Wash your cucumbers thoroughly and discard any that are mushy or soft. That doesn’t leave me with anything in your recipe but the salt brine and bay leaf. The pickles taste fair and are pretty crisp, but now that it's fermented I don't want them hanging around in the brine anymore. pickling salt, 2 Tblsp. 2. … you know some of those old recipes! Welcome to fermentation. Question: can I just use pickling spices instead of the dill/bay leaf/peppercorns/mustard seed? July 8, 2008 4:16pm. Pickling salt is the best salt to use in canning brine because the fine grains dissolve easily and result in a clear liquid that highlights the bright, green pickles inside the jar. And when can you start eating them? During fermentation lactic acid is created which can create a cloudy brine. I decided to pickle this year's okra crop as it came in, and so my pickling methods were what I would describe as "experimental." I jfinished a batch of these, but I’m not sure I let them ferment long enough because the brine is not cloudy like it was in my previous batch. Do this for 5 days. ratio 5 # vegetables to 3 tablespoons salt. You can use a spice grinder or blender to grind down the course salt, same as for making superfine sugar. They should be crunchy and salty. Is this ok? After about six months, they will start to slowly degrade, but will absolutely still be edible. If you don’t use airlocks, you can just use a regular lid. Make your brine, use 2 Tablespoons of salt to 1 quart of water (4 cups). Don’t eat pickles that are soft, mushy or slimy. Or is that a bad idea for some reason? I did a 7 day ferment but would like a little more. Reply. Cover the cucumbers completely with the 2% brine solution. Extremely hard water can cause discoloration of pickles, particularly if it has a high iron content. (I’m keeping mine in my fridge.) Cloudy brine and sediment in the bottom of the jar are both signs that the vegetables are culturing well. I made some kimchee or my version from what I had in the garden that was very good. I’m giving away a ton but still have so many to use! I have used this recipe in a large ole crock and the pickles were delicious. Then put a couple of gallons of water into the other pail and push it inside the other one on top of the veg’s to hold them down. It is completely normal to see bubbles at the top and also for the brine to get cloudy. Remove the scum atop of the brine during fermentation daily. What little brine there is in my sauerkraut is cloudy, but to a lesser degree, as is the liquid from my kid-friendly kimchi. Fizziness! Stir together 1 cup water and all ingredients in a medium saucepan. I have to admit, it helps that I’m no longer scared of the whole process, and have learned that fermented foods don’t taste gross– as long as they are done right. pour boiling water over them to cover, the next day , drain, then pour boiling water over them again. The pickle jar will become cloudy as the microbes do their job, and a dish soap-like foam will form around the base of the jelly jar on top of the brine. Bad pickles are mushy in texture, with a bad smell and flavor. My recipe was for salt brine but we did process can them. My email is rg_pc@ymail.com. Or if I want sweet can I just add tablespoon or two of sugar? Thank you! Ed K. July 24, 2008 7:31pm. Reply. Just remember to “burp” it (open the lid) once a day or so. Burping is still a good idea, though, just to be safe. I’m going to order that stuff and hope it gets here quickly. Just use rye bread to seal the pickles. I try to drink a little beet kavass everyday to lower blood pressure rather than taking drugs. I love everything pickled and love the juice as well but I have never seen this question answered. Jill, If you choose not to use an air-lock system during the fermentation process, what do you do? David, got it, merci beaucoup! Also, how long does it take before you can start eating the pickles? I have been thinking I really need to start making fermented foods because they are so good for you… but not really sure if I wanted to actually eat them!… and now reading about your pickles, I think that’s what I’ve been making , without knowing, or even thinking about it, and they are good! There is a balance between time, temperature, and brine strength. Spoiled pickles are cloudy, but they also are accompanied by other signs. Hi Jill, I am finally going to try this! Two to five percent is the usual range, depending on temperature. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://www.reddit.com/r/fermentation/comments/6jsn1q/my_first_attempt_at_fermentation/, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FRBTU7K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_26OPustFSTeut. Use soft water if possible. I did my first attempt at dill pickles and the brine ended up really cloudy and dirty looking. I’m obsessed with fermented pickles, but in making my own I’ve had issues with the cucumbers getting hollowed out in the process. Boil water for 15 minutes. Lactic acid is what gives the fermented vegetables the tangy, refreshing taste which is considered very healthy. I’d take some of your cukes if I lived closer Karen! Hello! Your fermented pickles might look a little bit different than the home-canned pickles you’re used to. OP, where did you get that glass crock? ~~ You asked if you DO want to hand-burp the jars, how far? Yes I know it killed the good stuff but it made them shelf stable and over a year later I still am enjoying my last few jars. 🙂. We love them! Strain the brine using a wire sieve, and use it to cover the cukes again. My cabbage is ready (which I grew specifically for Sauerkraut) and I have about 10 + lbs of pickling cucs to use. Last year was my first time making pickles (with my sister in law-first time for her too) and they turned out just like I had hoped. it looks nice! Do I add cane sugar? I am in the middle of trying to figure some things out as well. I’m not sure if it matters, so if you don’t like the smell, close the cooler. Simple, smart, well-made — I’ve been fermenting foods for years, but wow, does this system make the work go faster, and most importantly makes the result more consistent. Pickles were underprocessed and spoilage is occurring. Today, her special blend of spices and painstaking process can be discovered in every jar of Bubbies dill pickles. There is no price for this very first plot of virtual land. I place the lids on lightly, and then screw the bands on loosely, as Jill said in the previous post, which allows for the jars to sort of burp themselves. Eating our way around fish sperm sacs, Japan McDonalds, fermented soybeans, and arriving in two … […], […] Pickles are something you may remember older relatives making during your childhood. I just made my 3rd gallon jar of fermented pickles today. In a way I wish I never found out what all I’m sensitive to, but now that I do I have to do my best to avoid them. I’d love to compare some experiences and research. 1. I suppose I will try the pickles in it also. Kruegermann dills stand out because they are allowed to slowly ferment naturally without any agents speeding up the process. Any thoughts? I want to ferment some cucumbers because I miss my pickles but I know they won’t taste anything like the store bought ones because I can’t use pepper, dill, mustard or garlic. Excessive cloudiness can come from using salt with anticaching agents. Anyone else? I use them, but only for mead and wine making.. Never had a fizzy pickle or fizzy kraut or any other fizzy fermented vegetable. And of course, anything I have primed with whey is super, super cloudy. I do remember that I started by mixing it up, putting the brine and cukes in a crock and letting them sit out at room temperature for a week or 9 days, mixing maybe once a day… and then canning them! Thank you for your recipe – I personally prefer pickles and sauerkraut! Thanks. will it not explode if left out of fridge for months without the co2 lid? Whe… Your local farmer’s market should have loads of pickling cucumbers if you can’t grow them yourself, and you’ll be glad you went to the extra trouble to find them. August 8, 2016 at 7:32 pm. Looking at recipes now I you can really see how much things have changed in 100 years of baking and cooking! That’s fine and dandy! Slimy vegetables should be discarded, but slimy brine is not always a cause for concern. (I use the handy glass weights from Fermentools, but you can get creative with whatever you have on hand.). Yes, some folks use. Your pickle’s recipe is great but the percentage of the brine solution 2% may be too small?, I read in text books it should not be below 10% of sodium chloride! I’ve used airlocks before but only for brewing beer. The story is way to long but there were some variances on what her finished batch and mine was (additionally hers did not turn out last year but mine did) and now I am thinking we were assuming the wrong variables of why hers did not come out like mine. Pickles have come full circle and are trendy once again. After the initial fermenting process is over, remove the airlock, cover with a regular lid, and store at 32-50 degrees for up to six months. I fermented whole cucumbers in a 1 gallon glass jar with a weighted bag on top. Tuck several slices on top of the pickles and some tin foil over the top of the jar with holes from a toothpick to vent. I’m SO happy you are loving them as much as I do!! Placing the pickles in their brine into the fridge will also cause the bacteria to go dormant and will cause the particulate in suspension to drop to the bottom of the container. Just what I am looking for, Jill ! I used a 1/2 cup canning salt to 1 gallon water ratio for the brine, used fresh garlic and dill. Every day for 5 days drain syrup, heat to boiling, pour back over cukes. 🙂. about adding sugar – if you want something sweetened, you might wish to wait until after the ferment, because the sugars will ferment, too, and the product will be less sweet than you anticipate. Yes– you can add sugar, honey, or maple syrup if you prefer them sweet. Each jar is spiced with a bay leaf, fresh garlic clove and Kosher pickling spice. […] visited areas of Japan on this episode! I prefer to leave my cucumbers whole, as it seems to give a crunchier end result. The result is lactic acid, appearing as a cloudy brine.After fermentation, the cucumbers are packed in Kruegermann's own blend of spices, dill, and diluted brine made from the original mild salt solution. Thanks again for another great post! I am wondering tho, We found an Amish fermented cuke we love, we are almost done with the jar and wondered if we can reuse the brine? My kimchi brine is super cloudy, but according to those who have tasted the kimchi, it is the best they have ever had! Homesteading | Self Sufficient Living | Living off the Land, 63 Comments | Jill Winger |    Last Updated: August 14, 2020, Since my foray into homemade sauerkraut earlier this year, I’m now on a kick to ferment everything…. Try also shortly fermented cucumbers, I shared recipe on my blog: cookINPolish.com with traditional Polish recipes. This is the first recipe I’ve seen using the airlock method to aid in the fermentation process of the pickles. However, you can sometimes avoid it by making sure you don’t add too much brine to your jars. This is a recipe from my MIL’s Grandmother. Really? Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes. I have them in the fridge now but wanted to know if that is normal. I think I need to do some research. Do you have any recommendations on anything else I could use or would they have any kind of flavor if they were just plain salt brined? Hi, I am just getting into fermenting. That sounds like a fermentation process. And it’s likely you’ll find the best answer to your cloudy pickle brine question there. The airlocks are very handy, since they are more hands-off, though. Cloudy brine is a sign that you have a safe, successful, and tasty ferment. http://imgur.com/IhP1oUy http://imgur.com/XKUBf37, http://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2015/08/homemade-dill-pickles-naturally.html. What about cutting your cukes into chuncks? Can I use whey in my ferments? I have the Pickle Pipes and Glass Weights, that I use for my Sauerkraut. I tried out your recipe and the pickle brine has become cloudy. If you use 10% brine, nothing will ferment! https://letthebakingbegin.com/dads-extra-crunchy-naturally-fermented-pickles/#comments. Just wipe the inside pail clean with paper towels and dip it out and put into jars with a home made funnel cut from a gallon jug. Cloudy brine is good. The only difference is, that I don’t can them, since that kills all the beneficial bacteria we’re working so hard to proliferate. If you don’t use all of the brine for this recipe, it will keep indefinitely in the fridge. Cloudy brine is perfectly fine, and is good sign that the fermentation went well. This can cause problems, including slimy and soft pickles, cloudy brine, bloom, or other bacteria growth. I am definitely going to try the fermented pickle recipe and thanks so much for sharing it. Cloudy buildup at the bottom of my pickle jars. Just avoid iodized salts (learn why in my Cooking with Salt article). Then in the 5# batches, put them into one of the pails. I’ve seen this before, but if they are canning lids that let out air during the canning process, why would burping be necessary? Discard the pickles. Fermented pickles have a slightly different tang than vinegar pickles. I am starting to think mine turned out because they had time to ferment before I “processed” mine in hot canning bath. Today, her special blend of spices and painstaking process can be discovered in every jar of Bubbies dill pickles. 🙂. You certainly don’t need it, but I found that once in a while one of my jars would get moldy with just the brine and cucumbers while when I add the culture it never has yet gone bad. Hi Rebecca- I just ended up making them how I usually did, canned some and refrigerated some. No scum or mold ever formed on the top of the ferment. B) How do I store them if I don't want to use the original brine? Get my best tips & recipes for transforming your kitchen into a farmstyle kitchen, no matter where you live! You should not be getting fizzy pickles if you’re using the fermentation bubblers mentioned here. Japan Travel Vlog - Kanazawa: Birthday Surprise - FileFlee.com, News: Not Just for Wine – Food Fermentation is Hot Right Now – uChat, 40 Fermentation Recipes • Nifty Homestead, Fermented Pickles Benefit the Gut, Skin, Brain & More – NATURACOLOGY, Fermented Pickles Benefit the Gut, Skin, Brain & More – Wellness Pro Digest Blog, 1-2 heads of fresh dill (or 1 tablespoon dill seed, if you prefer), Sea salt and water to make 2% brine solution (. I have everything except the mustard seed. Peggy says. And toss those peppers in for sure! This is my first time fermenting pickles. Higher temperatures speed up the process, and higher brine strength slows it down. Our brine is delicious in salad dressings, tuna, and egg salad, but a lot of people like to drink it straight out of the jar! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I have done a similar process before but I am rusty and need some reminders:) With the airlock system (which I am using) do you use the little plastic lid on or take it off to let air out? Can you help? However, my kiddos are still gobbling them up. Sure do miss those wonderful pickles… Have a Fabulous Day ! Only real fermented pickled have cloudy brine, that's a great way to tell when you come across a fake pickle. There’s a super-handy chart on the front of their ultra-fine powdered salt bags to help you figure out exactly how much you need for the perfect brine. Hello Jill, I’m trying your pickles, but I’m not exactly sure as to when they are done? Thanks again Jill! Can you ferment without an airlock? A) Is it good to continue eating them? I do have a question…Can I leave the fermented pickles on my counter like they do in Deli’s or do they have to be refrigerated after the fermenting process has finished ? Their glass weights are super nice to just pop into my mason jars so the food doesn’t float out of the brine and get gross. Begin tasting pickles after they have … How far do you open it and does air getting in make it bad. Cloudy brine. Some types of hard water may be somewhat softened by the following method: 3.1. 3. I have made them all kinds of ways, but the way that has been the most consistently successful is adding a vegetable starter culture like Body Ecology or Caldwell’s. Can I use brine from fermented pickles instead of whey to jump start a batch? I always have something on the counter fermenting. The pickles or the brine may have black or brown spots. I know that pickle brine is safe to drink but what about the pickled corn and other vegetable brines? 8 cups organic sugar, 1 quart vinegar, 5 Tblsp. Barely finger tight, so gasses can escape, and when you put them into the fridge, don’t snug them up for a couple of days(let the lactic fermentation come to a halt). A regular canning lid can sometimes create too strong of a seal, and there may be issues b/c of the increase in pressure during the fermentation process. This post is sponsored by Fermentools, which means they sent me one of their air lock systems so I could try it out. Cloudy Brine: This is very normal and will normally happen within the first 3 days or so of the fermenting process. My first batch came out great even though I had to use store bought cukes (no gardens yet in upstate NY) and I am fermenting my second batch now. pickling spice, 2 tsp. In the future, follow the recommended processing time … Thankfully things aren't as precise, we have dirt in the process. Yup! Spoilage originates with … I love your blog! There are a number of air lock systems out there, but I’ve been loving the Fermentools system. It fits right onto mason jars so I don’t have to buy a bunch of special jars, and it makes it easy to make big batches (I did several 1/2 gallon jars with this pickle recipe, and it didn’t take any extra work or equipment to make it happen). Instead of dripping all over the counter, a perfect solution is that I put my quart-sized jars into 2 medium-sized coolers and then can easily carry them downstairs into our cool family room for fermenting. *It might be tempting to try to use the larger, slicing cucumbers to make pickles, but don’t. If you’re getting “fizzy” pickles, you’re putting the lids on too tightly. Only need four holes. How to Make Brine Cured Pickles – The Self Sufficient HomeAcre I have just wrapped up my pickling season for this year having made 35 - 1.5L jars using Company's Coming recipe for many years. Using table salt in your pickle brine will result in cloudy, murky liquid because the anticaking additives are not water soluble. You can easily make big batches of fermented foods with little hassle (no lugging around heavy crocks, either). Thank you! Copyright © 2020 The Prairie Homestead  •  All rights reserved  •  Site Design by Emily White Designs, Save time & money as you build your homestead with my, Learn more about quick pickles and find a great brine recipe in my article here, ? https://www.reddit.com/r/fermentation/comments/6jsn1q/my_first_attempt_at_fermentation/, Traditional Glass Fermenting Jar, 4000ml / 1 Gallon with Airlock Lid https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FRBTU7K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_26OPustFSTeut, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the fermentation community, Press J to jump to the feed. The airlocks work with the jars I already have. I’ll have to dig out her recipe, I haven’t done much canning since we moved to the desert and can’t remember details. Yes, for this purpose, 2% is OK. I’ve checked with several experienced fermenters. Crystal Pickles- put clean cucumbers in a clean jar or crock. Hey folks. My husband and I recently had some food sensitivity testing done and you’d be shocked to see how much we’re sensitive to. Looking back over this, I guess they wouldn’t be fermented!… not with the boiling water and syrup – but they do make excellent pickles. As others said, stash it all in the fridge. I’ve already made five gallons of refrigerator dill pickles and wanted to try a different type. On the 5th day,process in a water bath canner for 15 minutes for Quarts. The beet stems are fermenting in another jar with standard dill pickle flavorings. Seriously! Thank You ! Dissolve 1 tablespoon fine sea salt in 4 cups non-chlorinated water. Thank you ! On day 8 we took out a few pickles, they smelled wonderful. ... Also, can you use the brine from a previous batch of pickles as a starter culture in place of some of the salt? etc. Should I use that? The finer the salt, the less stirring you must to do to dissolve, which is niiiiiiice. https://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2015/08/fermented-pickle-recipe.html Would you please double check out this percentage, I appreciate your input. Our pickling cukes didn’t make it this year — wish some of you with the overload lived nearby! 🙂, Deb, I am very interested in what you have figured out (since this post is over a year old). you said after the 7 days to put a lid on it but what do you mean? Bubbies naturally fermented pickles have always aroused the passions of those lucky enough to taste them. I love your fermenting posts but with all the summer harvest and birthday parties etc. Remove the blossom end from each cucumber, and pack them into the jars. Completely cover pickles with brine during fermentation and inside the filled jar. Then press it down well and evenly until the juice comes up enough to cover the veg’s. However, I’m betting they’ll be long-gone before then. Lactobacillus will remain in suspension and will make the brine look cloudy so long as the bacteria are alive and active. Though Bubbies dill pickles start out simply, thanks to hard work and more than a little love, they become something special. Fizzy pickles are totally normal and just a sign things are working as they should. I don’t close the cooler lids because I like the smell of the garlic and dill once the fermenting begins. Enjoy our premium Bick’s Baby Dill Pickles in Cloudy Brine, the perfect size for a crunchy, tangy, ’dill-icious’ snack. Unfortunately this years pickles did not turn out and I just threw them all away this week. Has anyone had good results with this? At the start of the process vegetables might be very colorful. If I want a stronger flavor can I put them back out on the counter after putting them in the refrigerator? I always use sea salt for my brines, but kosher salt or canning salt will work too. The liquid is not clear like other pickles. Why are my pickles slimy, mushy or soft? You must also continuously check for bloom, which is the bubbles on top of the weights. I assume you do. I wanted to explore a bit so I am trying to combine recipes but I’ll stick to the 2 tablespoons Kosher salt to 1 quart brine. Once they have consumed all of the available food, they will go dormant and die off (to an extent) and the suspended particulate in the brine will begin to drop out of suspension. Technically … I have a question. My homemade fermented ketchup boosted my confidence even further, so I hunted down some pickling cucumbers at the Farmer’s Market (the ones in my garden aren’t ready yet…) and have dove head-first into the salty world of old-fashioned brined pickles. Questions about the Fermentation Process Keep in mind, the warmer your kitchen, the faster the fermenting process. Does using the airlock significantly improve the product or change it at all? I’m going to try with those. To fix this problem, review your processes. Add a weight to the jar to keep the cukes from floating to the top. Pickling brine from the other veggies should be just fine to drink, too 🙂. Even after all the pickles are gone and you have a jar of delicious brine leftover, don’t toss it! There is not a concern about air getting in since the lid will be cracked open less than a second – the idea is to let air out, which shouldn’t allow any in. You can ditch everything in this recipe but the cucumbers and brine. Learn how your comment data is processed. I am new to this. Or is it even safe making them like this? Can I pickle in larger containers, then transfer to smaller containers to sell? My first attempt at fermentation. 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