I made pickles on Tuesday for the first time in my life. It went okay, I was satisfied. There were a few things that could have gone better such as, the recipe I used said to pack the cucumbers into quart jars, so I did. After they were processed, the cucumbers rose to the top, where they remain today. Lesson learned, maybe do them in pint jars next time. Also, I wanted more of a dill pickle, not realizing that all recipes are created equal. So, they are sweet pickles. What can you do.
I still enjoyed the learning experience…so did Ike, I think.
Amanda, I did pickles last year and again this year, my first also. All of em rose to the top after canning. I wondered if perhaps I didn’t pack the jars enough.
Last year I use the Mrs. Weges Kosher dill pkg. This year I used the same mix and a couple days ago I used the Bread and Butter mix (1st timer also). We shall see how they turn out.
BTW, enjoying the blog.
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