Pickles, Great Grandma Reble

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Ethnicity
American  
Base Type
Vegetable  
Course
Appetizer  
Preparation Time
0 Minutes  
Difficulty
Easy  
Serving Size
Refresh / Double it
Comments
Brine is for one quart. Make as much as you need to cover cucumbers!  
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Last Modified
2015-08-16  
User
Joyce McGuire



Ingredients
                
1/2 c
vinegar, white

1 T
heaping Canning Salt

1/2 c
water

2 clv
to taste garlic

1/4 t
alum (optional)

1 ea
pickling Cucumber

1 ea
jalapeno pepper (optional)


Directions
For each quart jar...

Soak cucumbers over night in mild salt water (we use ice cold water a few hours) Optional Step

Sterilize jars and clean lids. Put dill, garlic and alum in jar. Add jalapeƱo pepper if using. Pack cucumbers (whole, spears or circles) in warm jar. Put in salt and vinegar and finish filling jar with boiling water and seal.  Ready in about a month.

If jars do not seal, place in fridge to eat soon or reboil liquid and reseal.

Optional; bring salt, water and vinegar to a boil and pour over cucumbers.  Add additional boiling water if needed.

Recommended optional: Process jars of pickles in hot water bath.  Place jars in bath, bring to a boil and then boil for 10 minutes before removing to cool.

Store in cool dry place.