SmokinAl's vacuum pickles

Discussion in 'Canning & Storage' started by dirtsailor2003, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Started a batch of Al's vacuum pack pickles.

    Used two of my vacuum tumbler canisters.

    One batch is spicy one batch is not.

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    Smoke away!!!
     
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  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They sure look good so far Case!

    I think your going to wear out those vac canisters making pickles once you try these!

    Al
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good thing I have four of them!

    This evening marks day three. I think I'll try them later.
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like my pickles a little stronger, so 5 days was good for me.

    Al
     
  5. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice stash of pickles!
     
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Haven't heard anything.

    How did you like the pickles?

    Al
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just sampled both batches today. Pretty tasty but I'd like more garlic in both batches and more heat in the hot ones. Because of the cuc's I used they aren't as crisp as they could be. But that's what we get here. Very rarely do we get pickling cuc's.
     
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a good start.

    It took me quite a few batches to get the recipe to where I wanted it.

    Also make sure you store them in the brine & they will continue to pick up more flavor.

    Al
     
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  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty!
     
  11. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Case thanks for the post I am starting to get my Kerbies a few at a time,going to give this a try

    Richie
     
  12. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have to get one of those vacuum thingies!

    Points for inspiring me.

    Disco
     
  13. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just did another 6 lb. batch in the canisters.

    This is just too easy!

    Al
     
  14. kernbigo

    kernbigo Fire Starter

    add ball pickle crisp
     
  15. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you notice the recipe calls for alum, that does the same thing & is cheaper.

    Also you need to start with pickling cukes that are hard to begin with.

    Al
     
  16. kernbigo

    kernbigo Fire Starter

    I did a test with pickles last year, alum and pickle crisp, there is no comparison pickle crisp one hands down
     
  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Pickle Crisp is Jarden's fancy name for food grade Calcium Chloride. Calcium chloride can be purchased cheaper than "Pickle Crisp".
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2016
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Speaking of pickles, I need to give these a sample again soon! I put them up in the fridge and haven't touched them!
     
  19. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I still have a canister of these under vacuum that I haven't opened! Kind of forgot about them. Looked at them, and they look just like they did when I put them in the project fridge.  Guess I should try them.

    @SmokinAl  how long have you let them brine? I bet this will set an all time record! As mentioned these have been under vacuum since I made them!
     
  20. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have some in the fridge that have been in the brine for over a year.

    Still just as crispy & good tasting.

    I take them out of the vacuum containers after 5 days, 

    and transfer them to a bucket with the brine, but I'm sure yours should still be good, probably a very intense flavor being under vacuum for that long.

    Al
     

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