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Pickle Crisp after Canning?

Posted by blackcows none (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 14, 12 at 17:32

We forgot to add pickle crisp to some of our jars of pickles. Can we add it after we open them to firm up the pickles?


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RE: Pickle Crisp after Canning?

It won't hurt to try it but I honestly doubt it will have much effect as it is a preventative, a pre-processing treatment and any softening will have already developed.

Dave


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RE: Pickle Crisp after Canning?

Dave is 100% right on. If you forgot to add it when processing, don't bother later on. It will not ever "firm up" anything that has "gone soft".
Jim in So Calif


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RE: Pickle Crisp after Canning?

  • Posted by cziga Zone 5 -Toronto (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 18, 12 at 23:18

On a slightly related note, would pickle crisp be effective for refrigerator pickles that are not being processed at all (but still as a preventative), or is the processing important?


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RE: Pickle Crisp after Canning?

Csiga,
Pickle Crisp, or generic, is usually used by me in refrigerator pickles.
Even with fermented pickles, I add generic Pickle Crisp after the fermentation period is completed at room temperature, and just before placing in the refrigerator, just as Dave suggests.
Works great.
Jim in So Calif


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RE: Pickle Crisp after Canning?

Where do you find generic Pickle Crisp? I've not heard of it. I'd love to find a cheaper generic version.


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RE: Pickle Crisp after Canning?

Where do you find generic Pickle Crisp?

A search here will pull up many discussions about it and sources for it. bulkfoods.com is a common source as is canningpantry.com

Dave


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RE: Pickle Crisp after Canning?

  • Posted by cziga Zone 5 -Toronto (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 21, 12 at 12:02

Thank you ... i tried the grape leaves last year and I'm not sure they were quite successful :) I wanted to try pickle crisp this year ut my first batch is refrigerator pickles and I just wanted to make sure ... thanks!


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