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[email protected][_1_] 21-07-2006 06:40 PM

Fermented Pickle Disaster-G
 
I made a small batch of fermented pickles, pretty much like dozens of
others in the past but something went seriously wrong.

I started it about two weeks ago and tasted one after a week and it was
fine and about what I would expect after a week.

Last night I cut one and it was just a hollow tube. What seeds and
pulp left was just a thin layer on the inside of the shell. I check a
few more and they were all the same and then noted that they were all
floating.

My process is the same as my sauer kraut recipe
http://schmidling.com/kraut.htm
in which I just substitute pickles for cabbage. I have never had
anything but wonderful pickles doing this until now.

Any ideas?

js

p.s. this is a test of my isp news server. I am also posting it from
Google and would like to hear from anyone who only sees the google
version which this copy is.

js


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[email protected] 21-07-2006 09:05 PM

Fermented Pickle Disaster-G
 

wrote:
I made a small batch of fermented pickles, pretty much like dozens of
others in the past but something went seriously wrong.

I started it about two weeks ago and tasted one after a week and it was
fine and about what I would expect after a week.

Last night I cut one and it was just a hollow tube. What seeds and
pulp left was just a thin layer on the inside of the shell. I check a
few more and they were all the same and then noted that they were all
floating.

My process is the same as my sauer kraut recipe
http://schmidling.com/kraut.htm
in which I just substitute pickles for cabbage. I have never had
anything but wonderful pickles doing this until now.

Any ideas?

js

p.s. this is a test of my isp news server. I am also posting it from
Google and would like to hear from anyone who only sees the google
version which this copy is.

js


--
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: http://schmidling.com/pow.htm
Astronomy, Beer, Cheese, Fiber,Gems, Sausage,Silver
http://schmidling.com


Two things I have heard can cause this. You waited too long after
picking your cucs before pickling, or the temp was too high.

HTH.

b.


Jack Schmidling[_1_] 21-07-2006 10:11 PM

Fermented Pickle Disaster-G
 
wrote:

Two things I have heard can cause this. You waited too long after
picking your cucs before pickling, or the temp was too high.


Well, they were picked over a period of about 5 days and the AC is on
when it gets over 70F in the house.

I usually ferment them for two weeks and then refrigerate them.

I wonder if they will ferment in the beer fridge at 40F. I just started
a new batch today and maybe I will put them in after the first week.

js


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[email protected] 22-07-2006 03:22 AM

Fermented Pickle Disaster-G
 

Jack Schmidling wrote:
wrote:

Two things I have heard can cause this. You waited too long after
picking your cucs before pickling, or the temp was too high.


Well, they were picked over a period of about 5 days and the AC is on
when it gets over 70F in the house.

I usually ferment them for two weeks and then refrigerate them.

I wonder if they will ferment in the beer fridge at 40F. I just started
a new batch today and maybe I will put them in after the first week.

js


--
PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
http://schmidling.com/pow.htm
Astronomy, Beer, Cheese, Fiber,Gems, Sausage,Silver http://schmidling.com


I've only made pickles a few times, but 40F sounds awful cold to me. Do
you have a fermenting fridge? 50-55F sounds a bit more cozey :)

I've only fermented pickles for a week, then pasturize the brine and
into the fridge. Judging from your website, you are far more
experienced than I at this, but I did post my "recipe" a few days ago
in the "Picking cucumbers" thread.

And speaking of beer fridges, let me shamelessly plug mine:

http://www.misanthropia.com/blog/ind...eezerator.html

b.


Jack Schmidling[_1_] 23-07-2006 10:08 PM

Fermented Pickle Disaster-G
 
wrote:

And speaking of beer fridges, let me shamelessly plug mine:

http://www.misanthropia.com/blog/ind...eezerator.html

A bit more orderly than mine but you really ought to look into 10 gallon
kegs as half the hassel and twice the convenience.

I have a larger one now but you can get the idea from the
"Largering Room" at http://schmidling.com/wgb.htm

js

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talkfood 26-07-2006 02:59 AM

Fermented Pickle Disaster-G
 
wrote:
I made a small batch of fermented pickles, pretty much like dozens of
others in the past but something went seriously wrong.

[...]
My process is the same as my sauer kraut recipe
I have never had
anything but wonderful pickles doing this until now.

Any ideas?


Sounds as though the cucumbers may have been over-ripe.



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