cloudy brine pickles

I do have a question…Can I leave the fermented pickles on my counter like they do in Deli’s or do they have to be refrigerated after the fermenting process has finished ? Slimy vegetables should be discarded, but slimy brine is not always a cause for concern. You certainly don’t need it, but I found that once in a while one of my jars would get moldy with just the brine and cucumbers while when I add the culture it never has yet gone bad. Liquid leaking out of the jar. Dissolve 1 tablespoon fine sea salt in 4 cups non-chlorinated water. I used a 1/2 cup canning salt to 1 gallon water ratio for the brine, used fresh garlic and dill. Cloudy brine is a sign that you have a safe, successful, and tasty ferment. If you replace the brine with water you'll lose all the flavor and they might spoil. pour boiling water over them to cover, the next day , drain, then pour boiling water over them again. Should I use that? Question: can I just use pickling spices instead of the dill/bay leaf/peppercorns/mustard seed? Add the air lock assembly (or regular lid if that’s what you’re using), and set aside to ferment at room temperature for 5-7 days. Pleasant sour taste. https://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2015/08/fermented-pickle-recipe.html Has anyone had good results with this? This is a recipe from my MIL’s Grandmother. Does using the airlock significantly improve the product or change it at all? And toss those peppers in for sure! Enjoy our premium Bick’s Baby Dill Pickles in Cloudy Brine, the perfect size for a crunchy, tangy, ’dill-icious’ snack. I love your blog! Yes I know it killed the good stuff but it made them shelf stable and over a year later I still am enjoying my last few jars. 3. Questions about the Fermentation Process They should be crunchy and salty. I try to drink a little beet kavass everyday to lower blood pressure rather than taking drugs. I’ve had fizzy mead, but that was intentional, and it was quite the little trick to achieve. My husband and I recently had some food sensitivity testing done and you’d be shocked to see how much we’re sensitive to. This would be fermenting , wouldn’t it? There’s a super-handy chart on the front of their ultra-fine powdered salt bags to help you figure out exactly how much you need for the perfect brine. No issue there, in fact, plan on it happening, that’s how you know your pickles are live and active. etc. I let the pickles sit for about 12-14 days then put them in jars and shared with the family. about adding sugar – if you want something sweetened, you might wish to wait until after the ferment, because the sugars will ferment, too, and the product will be less sweet than you anticipate. I used to make a huge batch in a crock years ago ! Just use rye bread to seal the pickles. pickling spice, 2 tsp. I assume you do. 🙂. July 8, 2008 4:16pm. However, you can sometimes avoid it by making sure you don’t add too much brine to your jars. Yes– you can add sugar, honey, or maple syrup if you prefer them sweet. I did a 7 day ferment but would like a little more. will it not explode if left out of fridge for months without the co2 lid? That sounds like a fermentation process. Next day, drain syrup, heat to boiling, pour back over cukes continue for 5 days. Today, her special blend of spices and painstaking process can be discovered in every jar of Bubbies dill pickles. Thanks. Bubbies naturally fermented pickles have always aroused the passions of those lucky enough to taste them. Not only do they taste good and are a practical way to conserve food that would otherwise rot, they also help digestion and according to some reports, may also be good for the heart. You can ditch everything in this recipe but the cucumbers and brine. Hi Jill, I am finally going to try this! Fermented pickles have a slightly different tang than vinegar pickles. 🙂, Deb, I am very interested in what you have figured out (since this post is over a year old). Don’t worry if the brine is cloudy. The airlocks are very handy, since they are more hands-off, though. This can cause problems, including slimy and soft pickles, cloudy brine, bloom, or other bacteria growth. When I use regular canning lids, I generally don’t screw them on very tightly, and if the pressure does increase, they just dribble all over the counter. Pickling brine from the other veggies should be just fine to drink, too 🙂. (I’m keeping mine in my fridge.) Or is that a bad idea for some reason? Whe… Currently I have a turnip, carrot, and beet fermenting on the counter(Horseradish, garlic, ghost pepper flavoring). Begin tasting pickles after they have … Dull, faded vegetables. How to Make Brine Cured Pickles – The Self Sufficient HomeAcre At the start of the process vegetables might be very colorful. This is the first recipe I’ve seen using the airlock method to aid in the fermentation process of the pickles. If you don’t use airlocks, you can just use a regular lid. The lids all pop which is what I like to hear :) however, after several days I check each jar to see that the brine is still clear. Hello! During fermentation lactic acid is created which can create a cloudy brine. People have been making pickles for thousands of years without airlocks. Any thoughts? Can I use brine from fermented pickles instead of whey to jump start a batch? I’ve been working with Matt from Fermentools for a while now and he’s been totally helpful as I’ve navigated my first adventures into fermenting. Strain the brine using a wire sieve, and use it to cover the cukes again. Would you please double check out this percentage, I appreciate your input. The finer the salt, the less stirring you must to do to dissolve, which is niiiiiiice. Do I add cane sugar? 3.3. Our brine is delicious in salad dressings, tuna, and egg salad, but a lot of people like to drink it straight out of the jar! I always have something on the counter fermenting. This is my first time fermenting pickles. Simple, smart, well-made — I’ve been fermenting foods for years, but wow, does this system make the work go faster, and most importantly makes the result more consistent. If your ferments ever end up with a disgusting or putrid smell, that’s a good indication to toss them. On Jill’s recommendation I purchased a 6-pack kit from Fermentools, and am beyond thrilled! I love everything pickled and love the juice as well but I have never seen this question answered. The pickle jar will become cloudy as the microbes do their job, and a dish soap-like foam will form around the base of the jelly jar on top of the brine. I carefully adjust the calculations so I can make more jars at one time. 1. Each jar is spiced with a bay leaf, fresh garlic clove and Kosher pickling spice. Do this for 5 days. I get 3 or 4 batches into the pail. Add the garlic, mustard seed, peppercorns, bay leaf, and dill to each jar. *It might be tempting to try to use the larger, slicing cucumbers to make pickles, but don’t. Higher temperatures speed up the process, and higher brine strength slows it down. I’d take some of your cukes if I lived closer Karen! The result is lactic acid, appearing as a cloudy brine.After fermentation, the cucumbers are packed in Kruegermann's own blend of spices, dill, and diluted brine made from the original mild salt solution. Today, her special blend of spices and painstaking process can be discovered in every jar of Bubbies dill pickles. […] visited areas of Japan on this episode! Reply. Wash your cucumbers thoroughly and discard any that are mushy or soft. Unfortunately this years pickles did not turn out and I just threw them all away this week. Can you help? I’ve seen this before, but if they are canning lids that let out air during the canning process, why would burping be necessary? Good to know about the starter culture!! Really? Is this ok? Remove the scum atop of the brine during fermentation daily. Also, how long does it take before you can start eating the pickles? I suppose I will try the pickles in it also. 8 cups organic sugar, 1 quart vinegar, 5 Tblsp. And it’s likely you’ll find the best answer to your cloudy pickle brine question there. And when can you start eating them? The pickles or the brine may have black or brown spots. Thanks! I prefer to leave my cucumbers whole, as it seems to give a crunchier end result. […], […] Photo and recipe courtesy of The Prairie Homestead […], […] Fermented Pickles Recipe With Airlock […]. Taste your pickles! Or is it even safe making them like this? Only real fermented pickled have cloudy brine, that's a great way to tell when you come across a fake pickle. 🙂. After about six months, they will start to slowly degrade, but will absolutely still be edible. Then in the 5# batches, put them into one of the pails. There are a number of air lock systems out there, but I’ve been loving the Fermentools system. It fits right onto mason jars so I don’t have to buy a bunch of special jars, and it makes it easy to make big batches (I did several 1/2 gallon jars with this pickle recipe, and it didn’t take any extra work or equipment to make it happen). One question – Do you store the brined pickles in the fridge IN THE BRINING MIXTURE, with all the spices etc.? Cloudy brine is perfectly fine, and is good sign that the fermentation went well. I’m giving away a ton but still have so many to use! That doesn’t leave me with anything in your recipe but the salt brine and bay leaf. To fix this problem, review your processes. Can I use whey in my ferments? Fizziness! 🙂. I have another lid that seems to let the air out but keep bacteria from getting in. After the initial fermenting process is over, remove the airlock, cover with a regular lid, and store at 32-50 degrees for up to six months. Excessive cloudiness can come from using salt with anticaching agents. 3.2. It is completely normal to see bubbles at the top and also for the brine to get cloudy. https://extension.umn.edu/preserving-and-preparing/pickle-problems What little brine there is in my sauerkraut is cloudy, but to a lesser degree, as is the liquid from my kid-friendly kimchi. If I want a stronger flavor can I put them back out on the counter after putting them in the refrigerator? In a way I wish I never found out what all I’m sensitive to, but now that I do I have to do my best to avoid them. Pickling salt is the best salt to use in canning brine because the fine grains dissolve easily and result in a clear liquid that highlights the bright, green pickles inside the jar. I’m not sure if it matters, so if you don’t like the smell, close the cooler. Our pickling cukes didn’t make it this year — wish some of you with the overload lived nearby! I’m going to try with those. Add a weight to the jar to keep the cukes from floating to the top. Peggy says. You should not be getting fizzy pickles if you’re using the fermentation bubblers mentioned here. Spoilage originates with … Welcome to fermentation. Lactobacillus will remain in suspension and will make the brine look cloudy so long … I have everything except the mustard seed. etc. A) Is it good to continue eating them? If you’re getting “fizzy” pickles, you’re putting the lids on too tightly. I have been thinking I really need to start making fermented foods because they are so good for you… but not really sure if I wanted to actually eat them!… and now reading about your pickles, I think that’s what I’ve been making , without knowing, or even thinking about it, and they are good! Sure, but to me, an airlock seems like cheap insurance for a better end result. David, got it, merci beaucoup! Do you have any recommendations on anything else I could use or would they have any kind of flavor if they were just plain salt brined? I’ve used airlocks before but only for brewing beer. You must skim the bloom off the brine every 2-3 days to ensure that your pickles turn out perfectly. Ed K. July 24, 2008 7:31pm. Cloudy brine is perfectly fine, and is good sign that the fermentation went well. Stir together 1 cup water and all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Want to keep things super simple? Hi Jill! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Burping is still a good idea, though, just to be safe. I’m going to order that stuff and hope it gets here quickly. Placing the pickles in their brine into the fridge will also cause the bacteria to go dormant and will cause the particulate in suspension to drop to the bottom of the container. Just remember to “burp” it (open the lid) once a day or so. I’m obsessed with fermented pickles, but in making my own I’ve had issues with the cucumbers getting hollowed out in the process. Bad pickles are mushy in texture, with a bad smell and flavor. Kitchen tongs work pretty well to pick up the kraut or whatever you are pickling. Some types of hard water may be somewhat softened by the following method: 3.1. The airlocks work with the jars I already have. If you use 10% brine, nothing will ferment! Can I pickle in larger containers, then transfer to smaller containers to sell? I have them in the fridge now but wanted to know if that is normal. 6th day, cut into chuncks and make syrup. Have you made them like this? Lactic acid is what gives the fermented vegetables the tangy, refreshing taste which is considered very healthy. Hi! The story is way to long but there were some variances on what her finished batch and mine was (additionally hers did not turn out last year but mine did) and now I am thinking we were assuming the wrong variables of why hers did not come out like mine. Eating our way around fish sperm sacs, Japan McDonalds, fermented soybeans, and arriving in two … […], […] Pickles are something you may remember older relatives making during your childhood. You can easily make big batches of fermented foods with little hassle (no lugging around heavy crocks, either). I did my first attempt at dill pickles and the brine ended up really cloudy and dirty looking. Yup! The liquid is not clear like other pickles. My first batch came out great even though I had to use store bought cukes (no gardens yet in upstate NY) and I am fermenting my second batch now. My first attempt at fermentation. I know that pickle brine is safe to drink but what about the pickled corn and other vegetable brines? I am new to this. I’m SO happy you are loving them as much as I do!! https://letthebakingbegin.com/dads-extra-crunchy-naturally-fermented-pickles/#comments. I’ve been totally impressed with my Fermentools equipment. Vinegar is one of my bigger offenders, which leaves me having to ferment all my own vegetables. I don’t close the cooler lids because I like the smell of the garlic and dill once the fermenting begins. Anyone else? OP, where did you get that glass crock? I jfinished a batch of these, but I’m not sure I let them ferment long enough because the brine is not cloudy like it was in my previous batch. Reply. Don’t eat pickles that are soft, mushy or slimy. I am wondering tho, We found an Amish fermented cuke we love, we are almost done with the jar and wondered if we can reuse the brine? Thankfully things aren't as precise, we have dirt in the process. I use them, but only for mead and wine making.. Never had a fizzy pickle or fizzy kraut or any other fizzy fermented vegetable. Hi Jill, your recipe looks great and I plan on trying it. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://www.reddit.com/r/fermentation/comments/6jsn1q/my_first_attempt_at_fermentation/, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FRBTU7K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_26OPustFSTeut. If you have leftover brine, use it to start a new batch.Once the cucumbers are refrigerated, the fermenting will stop, and your pickles should be good for a couple of months. Only need four holes. Thank you! Cloudy brine and sediment in the bottom of the jar are both signs that the vegetables are culturing well. Make your brine, use 2 Tablespoons of salt to 1 quart of water (4 cups). it looks nice! I am definitely going to try the fermented pickle recipe and thanks so much for sharing it. Thank you for your recipe – I personally prefer pickles and sauerkraut! Completely cover pickles with brine during fermentation and inside the filled jar. You can use a spice grinder or blender to grind down the course salt, same as for making superfine sugar. The pickles taste fair and are pretty crisp, but now that it's fermented I don't want them hanging around in the brine anymore. […], […] If you want a deeper flavor than you’d get from refrigerated pickles, try this recipe for old-fashioned fermented pickles. I wanted to explore a bit so I am trying to combine recipes but I’ll stick to the 2 tablespoons Kosher salt to 1 quart brine. This post is sponsored by Fermentools, which means they sent me one of their air lock systems so I could try it out. Instead of dripping all over the counter, a perfect solution is that I put my quart-sized jars into 2 medium-sized coolers and then can easily carry them downstairs into our cool family room for fermenting. There is not a concern about air getting in since the lid will be cracked open less than a second – the idea is to let air out, which shouldn’t allow any in. Again, this is a normal process of fermentation. However, like everything I promote here on The Prairie Homestead, I don’t promote it unless I’m actually using it and loving it, which is absolutely the case here. Cloudy buildup at the bottom of my pickle jars. Cover the cucumbers completely with the 2% brine solution. As others said, stash it all in the fridge. Try also shortly fermented cucumbers, I shared recipe on my blog: cookINPolish.com with traditional Polish recipes. Their glass weights are super nice to just pop into my mason jars so the food doesn’t float out of the brine and get gross. My homemade fermented ketchup boosted my confidence even further, so I hunted down some pickling cucumbers at the Farmer’s Market (the ones in my garden aren’t ready yet…) and have dove head-first into the salty world of old-fashioned brined pickles. Thanks for sharing recipe, in Poland we do lots of fermented cucumbers. Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes. Rebecca says. Your pickle’s recipe is great but the percentage of the brine solution 2% may be too small?, I read in text books it should not be below 10% of sodium chloride! Even after all the pickles are gone and you have a jar of delicious brine leftover, don’t toss it! I made some kimchee or my version from what I had in the garden that was very good. The only difference is, that I don’t can them, since that kills all the beneficial bacteria we’re working so hard to proliferate. August 8, 2016 at 7:32 pm. Why are my pickles slimy, mushy or soft? Cloudy Brine: This is very normal and will normally happen within the first 3 days or so of the fermenting process. Jacci. Yes, some folks use. If you don’t use all of the brine for this recipe, it will keep indefinitely in the fridge. Learn how your comment data is processed. Using table salt in your pickle brine will result in cloudy, murky liquid because the anticaking additives are not water soluble. Does it have to be some special kind of sugar. On the 5th day,process in a water bath canner for 15 minutes for Quarts. Boil water for 15 minutes. You must also continuously check for bloom, which is the bubbles on top of the weights. I wouldn't do anything to the brine either, just put the whole container in the fridge if the pickles taste good to you and you don't want to them to become more sour than they are now. Carefully skim off this foam to prevent mold from having a surface area to grow. Or if I want sweet can I just add tablespoon or two of sugar? A regular canning lid can sometimes create too strong of a seal, and there may be issues b/c of the increase in pressure during the fermentation process. They have been in the fridge for a week or so already, but can I take them out and let them warm on the counter and start to ferment again? Most recipes I’ve seen simply just throw the ingredients into a jar and leave it on the counter for a while! ~~ You asked if you DO want to hand-burp the jars, how far? Can you ferment without an airlock? I have found a method that works great for me: Clean 2 plastic pails very well inside and out. Kruegermann dills stand out because they are allowed to slowly ferment naturally without any agents speeding up the process. Can I add some hot peppers? Hello Jill, I’m trying your pickles, but I’m not exactly sure as to when they are done? The beet stems are fermenting in another jar with standard dill pickle flavorings. My cabbage is ready (which I grew specifically for Sauerkraut) and I have about 10 + lbs of pickling cucs to use. Cloudy brine, often getting cloudier as time progresses. Enter your best email for instant access>>. I have just made pickled corn in my fermenting crock for the first time and it is delicious. Pickles have come full circle and are trendy once again. I place the lids on lightly, and then screw the bands on loosely, as Jill said in the previous post, which allows for the jars to sort of burp themselves. Skim off the scum and let the water rest 24 hours. Japan Travel Vlog - Kanazawa: Birthday Surprise - FileFlee.com, News: Not Just for Wine – Food Fermentation is Hot Right Now – uChat, 40 Fermentation Recipes • Nifty Homestead, Fermented Pickles Benefit the Gut, Skin, Brain & More – NATURACOLOGY, Fermented Pickles Benefit the Gut, Skin, Brain & More – Wellness Pro Digest Blog, 1-2 heads of fresh dill (or 1 tablespoon dill seed, if you prefer), Sea salt and water to make 2% brine solution (. Jill, If you choose not to use an air-lock system during the fermentation process, what do you do? My kimchi brine is super cloudy, but according to those who have tasted the kimchi, it is the best they have ever had! Tuck several slices on top of the pickles and some tin foil over the top of the jar with holes from a toothpick to vent. This has worked very well for me with almost no mold to wipe off the inside pail and no skimming. But first, in case you’re wondering about the whole brined pickles vs. fermented pickles vs. vinegar pickles thing, here’s a quick run-down: Airlocks make the fermenting process even more fool-proof (especially for beginners) by reducing the the chance of mold, and allowing the ferment to release gases without you having to “burp” it. Barely finger tight, so gasses can escape, and when you put them into the fridge, don’t snug them up for a couple of days(let the lactic fermentation come to a halt). Hi, I am just getting into fermenting. B) How do I store them if I don't want to use the original brine? I love your fermenting posts but with all the summer harvest and birthday parties etc. My recipe was for salt brine but we did process can them. Just wipe the inside pail clean with paper towels and dip it out and put into jars with a home made funnel cut from a gallon jug. http://imgur.com/IhP1oUy http://imgur.com/XKUBf37, http://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2015/08/homemade-dill-pickles-naturally.html. Your fermented pickles might look a little bit different than the home-canned pickles you’re used to. I decided to pickle this year's okra crop as it came in, and so my pickling methods were what I would describe as "experimental." It will clear some in the fridge. I’ve never done “fermenting” before and it is stressing me out so I think the “tool” is the answer. … you know some of those old recipes! Technically … The pickles will continue to slowly ferment and improve in flavor during the storage process. How far do you open it and does air getting in make it bad. Sure do miss those wonderful pickles… Have a Fabulous Day ! I’m sensitive to cabbage so I have a batch of brussel sprout sauerkraut fermenting that I just started a couple days ago. We love them! Hey folks. Last year was my first time making pickles (with my sister in law-first time for her too) and they turned out just like I had hoped. Thanks! Seriously! you said after the 7 days to put a lid on it but what do you mean? Homesteading | Self Sufficient Living | Living off the Land, 63 Comments | Jill Winger |    Last Updated: August 14, 2020, Since my foray into homemade sauerkraut earlier this year, I’m now on a kick to ferment everything…. Thank you! Use soft water if possible. (I use the handy glass weights from Fermentools, but you can get creative with whatever you have on hand.). https://www.reddit.com/r/fermentation/comments/6jsn1q/my_first_attempt_at_fermentation/, Traditional Glass Fermenting Jar, 4000ml / 1 Gallon with Airlock Lid https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FRBTU7K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_26OPustFSTeut, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the fermentation community, Press J to jump to the feed. And once you’ve got a good culture going, keep some in a jar in the fridge and use that to innoculate your ferments, if you wish. Check out this fermented pickle recipe. Your local farmer’s market should have loads of pickling cucumbers if you can’t grow them yourself, and you’ll be glad you went to the extra trouble to find them. I have a question. I have just wrapped up my pickling season for this year having made 35 - 1.5L jars using Company's Coming recipe for many years. Yes, for this purpose, 2% is OK. I’ve checked with several experienced fermenters. On that note, we’re having to avoid all food sensitivities while we attempt to heal our guts and hopefully overcome them. I have used this recipe in a large ole crock and the pickles were delicious. You can, although I’ve found that cutting up the cukes seems to make slightly less crunchy pickles. I have to admit, it helps that I’m no longer scared of the whole process, and have learned that fermented foods don’t taste gross– as long as they are done right. Once they have consumed all of the available food, they will go dormant and die off (to an extent) and the suspended particulate in the brine will begin to drop out of suspension. I have the Pickle Pipes and Glass Weights, that I use for my Sauerkraut. Bubbies naturally fermented pickles have always aroused the passions of those lucky enough to taste them. Cloudy brine. 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