HELP! First time pickling
I've started some pickles using the recipe posted by linda_lou in this thread:
Since I have no access to fresh dill, I had to use dried dill weed and dill seeds for the recipe. My concern is with the dried dill weed. I have something holding the cukes down under the brine and had layered all of the ingredients below them, but nearly all of the weed has floated to the top of the container. Is this a problem? Will it cause flavor issues or spoilage? How will i go about removing scum if this is normal?
Thanks much :)