Anyone use Ball Kosher Dill Pickle Mix recipe?
Pickle Crisp is not stocked locally, so I bought a jar of Ball Kosher Dill Pickle Mix (BKDPM) because it has calcium chloride already in it.
The ingredients are: salt, dehy garlic, calcium chloride, dextrose, maltodextrin, dill seed, less than 2% of spices, natural flavors & color, silicon dioxide. Instructions are to mix 1/4 cup of the mix with 2 cups water and 1 cup vinegar. This makes 2 quarts of pickles. Process in boiling water canner.
This is a Ball recipe, so can I assume this is safe and approved?
Does anyone also add dill heads and/or garlic to the jars as you would if you were making the NCHFP Quick Fresh-Pack Dill Pickle recipe or other approved dill pickle recipe? I used NCHFP recipes last year, but without adding Pickle Crisp my pickles were not crunchy of course.
One last question:
Do you think I can use this mix for pickling Okra? The NCHFP Pickled Dilled Okra recipe calls for equal amounts of water and vinegar. If I do that, and use this mix to replace the salt and spices, but still add the hot peppers, will that be safe?
Thank you for your help.