why are claussen pickles out of stock

Hi, I was just wondering if this recipe could be used and the pickles could be made via water bath canning to make them last longer? Douglas Adams captured this in his Hitch Hiker series, keeping a space ship and its passengers in stasis for aeons as they awaited the delivery of the lemon scented moist towlettes for the meal service. I’ve been making refrigerator pickles with equal parts vinegar and water. SO great. I am saving the brine to make a batch of bloody marys with it…if it lasts that long! They look and sound wonderful! I’ll leave in fridge for awhile and see what happens. Hi Patti- You can certainly use white vinegar, but I prefer the flavour of the apple cider vinegar (and yes, cider vinegar is apple cider vinegar.) *I will, however, fight you for fudgesicles. Hi Michael- It sounds like those may have gotten a little bad mold in them unfortunately. They are perfectly deli delicious. Leave them on th counter foruse bottled water. It’s not advisable to leave the Claussen brine out at room temperature. I used the same brine, but made three slightly different varieties in separate jars. What is that cloudy area? Do the pickles have to br refrigerated? Could quart jars be used instead on gallon? Hi I made you Pickles today at 5 will be 3 days checked on them head fuzzy mold on top there in glass jars and the water inside is cloudy are these pickles ruin. Pickles? I will try this this weekend so thanks. These homemade pickles keep well in the fridge for about six months, as long as they remain submerged in the brine. This recipe sounds amazing! Hi Mike! At least that made sense. Thanks for taking the time to let me know my husband is right. I made 3 beautiful quarts of these dill pickles and after cleaning everything up I realized I made a mistake in the recipe, I only made half a batch of brine but I put in the full 1 cup of vinegar. But I am out of garlic cloves. Because the 2/3 cup is correct when using Morton’s coarse kosher salt. I’m glad I came across this recipe. My family loves Claussen’s pickles – they were my very first one. I’ll let you know some of the more common mistakes and you can let me know if any of these fit. a 4% solution with Morton’s. I’m sorry to say, but if you heat process them you’ll lose all that fabulous crunch. Dill weed just tends to float and clump which is a little disconcerting and/or unpleasant. Rebecca: Read more. this is quite late. This also happens to be the perfect dill pickle recipe for beginning pickle makers. And I’m awfully glad to help bring some pickle happiness into your life. The Everclear got restocked faster, but that probably just because it’s 13x as expensive as isopropyl. Good to know someone other than my family drinks the juice! The only issue is that most home cooks don’t generally think in terms of achieving salinity in recipes, so I try to simplify. That’s another way to convert the Inulin into Fructose. Excellent directions. I know Claussen’s need to stay refrigerated, but I don’t think I have enough room in my fridge for so many pickles. I grew up eating my Grandma’s homemade dill pickles like the supply was endless and moved on to canning my own pickles as soon as I had a kitchen of my own. Feeling a little anxiety as a first timer! Hi Tara- This is a commonly sold blend you can find in most spice sections at grocery stores. I have no idea why. The replacement part, I was warned, was taking longer than the usual three days to get in and that it would take 10 days or so. I have no more cucumbers to make pickles for the next year. I’m glad you love it! I cut them into spears and were they crunchy!!! The liquid is not clear like other pickles. I honestly have no idea! Hi CBard, without being in your kitchen, it’s hard to know what went wrong for you. Sincerely, Dorothy Poki’i. It means you have natural fermentation going on in there which gives great flavour. SO I am concerned that my ratio of water, vinegar and salt aren’t correct. Pickles all gone, dont throw the brine or jar away. Kraft Claussen products and recipes. I love canning and im thinkong about doing some on my next 4 day weekend. Your husband is right. Leaving aside other reasons for opting against plastic, a big deterrent to using it is often that it’ll be no good for using with anything else after making garlicky pickles in it since it will taste/smell pickly. , Room temp is generally considered 65-75 degrees. Remember when you’re making fermented pickles that the cucumbers must be completely submerged beneath the brine. Do the ingredients at the bottom layer ever need to be stirred and mixed into the pickles or do they just rest at the bottom and float to the top as the brine is added? They were easy and the end result was enjoyed by all. I was told by the store that there was an aluminum shortage impacting soft drinks, but even the (plastic) bottled stuff is becoming scarce locally. When you use the “best practices” of the beforetimes, such as just-in-time delivery of materials needed for your work, when a supply disruption hits for a month because of the lockdown nobody can start up again without delays waiting for stuff. Her best tip for crisp crunchy dill pickles is to NEVER use Chlorinated water, if I’ve had great success with distilled water (make sure it’s distilled as bottled water can contain Chlorine). I love the idea of spicier pickles. I’ve made a number of jars of lacto-fermented pickles using different recipes and have NEVER had a jar go moldy in three days. They “say” that’s what happened to hamburger. Is this ok? I totally get that having lived abroad and having a son who currently lives abroad. That’s right: Homemade Claussen Knock-Off Pickles. Now I have about 3/4 of a gallon of brine left over. can I use course Himalayan salt???? I just got done with another batch, hoping this turns out as good as the first. Of course, it being a naturally fermented product, it’s still going to give off a little gas, but as long as you’re opening the jar regularly to fish out a pickle or two it should be able to release those gasses enough . I packed them pretty tight. I just made these with the ONLY cucumbers my garden produced this year and let them sit out on the counter in sunlight for four days. Thought my heart was going to beat out of my chest. Another use, my brother and I pour some dill pickle juice into our own servings of soup beans (any variety) and we do the same with black eye peas. It could be a combination of literally anything. You’re very welcome. Marlo, I can’t speak for others, but when I make my pickles I slice them the long way only once, giving me two halves. Is that a problem since everything is suppose to be under liquid? You can tell I don’t do pickling! What do you mean by pickling spices? In our house, they rarely last that long because, as the saying  goes, “A pickle a day keeps sad times away.”. Hopefully it will get stronger as I sits. One thing, though, is that I pick all the cloves and cinnamon bark out of the pickling spice. I need to go to pickles anonymous! I knew there was no way that much Brine would be required for a gallon jar packed with cumbers. It won’t all fit in there at once, but much of it will. Claussen Pickles.Do you have a passion for pickles? I’m going to make some! Does this recipe make 1 gallon of pickles? So I know this is an older post, but I stumbled across this recipe and had to try it. Pop ’em in the fridge. I use the freshest picklers I can get from the CSA or farmers market. Sincerely, I've looked all over and cannot find them in any stores. I think if I had a girl I’d name her that, that’s how much I love it. That is a fantastic pointer, Crystal! I used a 6 cup wide mouth canning jar and 12 smaller sized picking cucumbers. The juice tastes fine..heck I’m considering pickle juice martini’s as I type. While I have a second refrigerator, I’d like to have a shelf stable version as well. I wonder how it would work out. If you used iodized table salt or sea salt, you added far more salt (weight wise) than the equivalent volume of coarse kosher salt would have yielded. Ditto on pickles in SoKY. Hi Sue- I think they should be alright, but it’s hard to say because that is different than the mistakes I have made while making them. I prefer the apple cider vinegar because it is less harsh. I added more dill and garlic. Also – does it have to be glass or could it be rubber maid container? They’re delicious, though! I would not use a flavoured version, but generally speaking apple cider vinegar and cider vinegar are the same thing. The cloudy brine kinda puts me off, but there was no slime or mold, and the pickles taste good. Is there a way to actually seal these in jars? The extra brine should be stored in the refrigerator to top off your pickles as needed. Could I just skim that off and eat the pickles or should I throw the whole batch out? I made these using the smaller cucumbers in the bags at Walmart and Aldi. I see the comments no matter where they land. One of over 400 comments, actually… You’re comment 489, specifically. I’ve never used alum in fermented pickles. I am experiencing significant withdrawal symptoms. I just put them in the fridge so I am anxious to see how crispy they have remained in a few days. Plus I hate dealing with pork rib silverskin. Not too salty for my tastes because I love salt. We have so many pickle cukes in garden, I’ve been trying different recipes for a couple weeks. I’d say use four quarts instead and then you can divide everything into four! I really haven’t tried heat-sealing them. Mustard seeds, whole allspice, black peppercorns, sometimes celery seed, sometimes some broken cinnamon stick (but not much!). The cucumbers came fresh to me from a farm, so they weren’t the problem. . I have a couple of questions. These Claussen pickles taste just like the commercial ones you find at the store, if not better. I’ve never made pickles before, but I love my Claussens and If I can make my own that taste just as good I’ll probably be saving some money . . It’s true, after all. On the plus side, the brine stores well in the refrigerator for a later batch of pickles (assuming you make another.) First time pickle maker and I love em. But I love to share all of my canning projects with family and friends! Thanks for the recipe! I am a bit confused by the size of the jar. If so how long for quarter jars. Thanks for your recipe. Kosher salt is labeled as such for its long use of making meats kosher, not because it was made in accordance to kosher guidelines. Please help as these sound AMAZING I really do want to make them. I’m so glad you love them! I think you’ll love these! One is fine grind one is course grind. The pickles need to sit at room temp for a couple of days to kick-start the fermentation process. They are sitting on my counter now. Rebecca: I love pickled carrots, cauliflower, onions, pepper, and mushrooms! Just a couple questions. . What do I do? I’m new to canning and pickling but Claussen’s are my obsession! They are the bomb. That is four times as much as Claussen (when they are in stock), before shipping, which is an additional ten bucks, making these 800% the cost of Claussen. That is actually awesome knowledge because I get horrible foot cramps all the time! I had the same problem – cut mine into spears and used your recommended spices, etc. Trim 1/8-inch from the blossom end of each cucumber and slice in half lengthwise or into quarters, depending on how large your cucumbers are and how big you want them to be when they're done. I mean they were in the refrigerated section at Kroger. It defies physics. I started to prepare the refrigerator pickles using a package of 6 pickling cucumbers. I’m so making these! Won’t the vinegar inhibit the lacto fermentation process? What did I do wrong ? Hi Alyson… I think you’re fine! Any suggestions as to where I could buy pickling cucumbers in the off season? Going to try this. I don’t like those flavours in my pickles. Hi Jon- I’m wondering whether you used canning/pickling salt or Morton’s kosher salt? My salary … I could eat whatever I wanted and I chose Deli Pickles that came in those big barrels! Then the late unpleasantness hit, and people went from taking 40% of their dumps at home to taking 100% of their dumps at home. Am I to add cloves? Hi Cindy- Yes you can, but it’ll taste a little different at the end. Put sprigs of dill in center of cucumbers. And as for the vinegar, it is a very small amount compared to the brine AND it is raw cider vinegar, so there is the mother to contribute to the party. These pickles are incredible. Our media hyped the scenes of women fist-fighting over the last package down there, which planted the idea of a looming TP shortage up here, and the lemmings did the rest. Thanks. I’m thinking it might take longer, though? So I tried the recipe. If it is impossible then how does clausen do it? If I fill a gallon jar with cucumbers, how is a gallon of water, plus a cup of vinegar, plus 2/3 cup of salt going to fit in the jar? I can’t say with confidence how good your pickles are, as it depends on many conditions. Is cider vinegar apple cider vinegar? I hope you love this as much as we do, Sharon! So you say there’s “no spectre of the BOTCH”. I usually use the blend McCormick sells called “Pickling Spice”. Thanks for sharing this. Happy Thanksgiving! I added more water to cover. I notice that many have a ration of about .25 cup salt, 1 cup vinegar, 3 cups water. How’s the taste (I mean- I know the texture is off… but what’s the flavour like? Only 18 left in stock - order soon. There’s ALWAYS brine left. Within 30 seconds the cramps were subsiding and I could actually make my foot go flat on the floor! I then went and read similar recipes on the web and they only use about a tsp or so. Gave my husband one and he LOVED it! I think using dried peppers would be ok. To make this Claussen pickles recipe, you need: {Ingredients at a glance. It sounds like something went wrong with your batch, LeaAnn. Actually tossed 8 quarts in trash cause they were nasty. If I use a gallon jar and use a gallon of water, won’t there be displacement caused by the cukes? The other recipes I have tried were way to strong I might even try making pickles. What do you put in your own blend or what commercial blend would you suggest? If you play around with it and love the results, please let me know! Thank you for your time, Can i ptepare these in a stainless soup pot and then transfer to jars for storage? Hope they’ll still be pickles when they’re done! That cloudy look to the brine is a natural by-product of fermentation. It’s also worth noting that Claussen pickles are not fermented, they’re pickled. . Hi Erica- I do indeed mean apple cider vinegar. It really is impossible to tell what went wrong having not been in the kitchen with you, but there have been so many happy people who have checked in after making these to share their results, so I would encourage you to try again but on a smaller scale! I’m dreaming of garden cucumbers so that I don’t have to buy them next time. I have never tried pickled sunchokes!!! And the pickles turned out marvellously- the only problem was that I can’t keep them for long as they get eaten! You must have some crazy microbiomes going on in your place!! Maybe I am missing something. . You think a sugar water mix would do anything?? Just Put in more cukes in jar along with any veg. Hi Francine- Absolutely, so long as they are pickling cucumbers. Actually, they’re quite good. You did fine, Jessica! I scrubbed my cucumbers before reading your instructions. Should regular apple cider vinegar be used or the raw kind like, Bragg’s? Lacey. I did this, got that idea from a different recipe. It holds them under the brine perfectly, and if it leaks, it’s also brine so shouldn’t ruin the batch. Cucumbers are producing like crazy this year and I don’t like to waste. I can’t wait to try out your recipe! Mike Yasko. CLAUSSEN. The cloudiness is nothing to worry about- all brine does that at some point. The cauliflower was by far my favorite! I also love Claussen pickles and usually cannot make it home from the store with a whole jar. If there is “fuzz” attached to any of the cucumbers, remove the ones affected and be sure the others are still fully submerged. When making spears like this I usually pack the cucumbers into the jar then add the spices, dill and whatever else I’m using then pour the brine over the top. Why do you need a gallon of cold water? Hey there, Joe! In the pickling method, an acidic brine is used (typically by the addition of vinegar) and the brine imparts the sour flavor on whatever is soaking in it. Doesn’t th a help the CRISPINESS? what do you use for your picking spices?? I didn’t like the taste. Here at Rosevine Cottage, we love them salty with lots of dill and the crisper the better, which means our go-to pickle recipe is a Claussen pickle … If so, should I drain the leftover brine and add the spices into my jar? How much water should I use for the brine? Thank you, Christy! Refrigerator pickles are a lot easier to make because they don’t require using the traditional canning process. Claussen sells fermented pickles (which this recipe creates) which are jarred, which is a very different thing than a canned pickle both in methodology and storage. Every year I try my hand a making pickles and every year I get that cloudy area at the bottom of the jar and I toss them out because I don’t know how to tell if they are still good or if I am growing some bacteria that will land my family in the hospital. The brine is always going to be salty; that’s the preservative effect of it. Cold temperatures slow or stop fermentation. 2/3 cup of salt in a gallon of water makes: I read all your readers’ comments & questions before deciding to post one of my own. Could you help me figure out how much of ingredients? I cant wait to try this it sounds delicious and easy. Tom. Hi Matt- I’m betting you used a different type of salt. Thanks in advance! I have taken your recipe and replaced the cucumbers with Jalapenos, carrot slices & some onion & cabbage. I used pint and a half jars. Im so excited to try this. I have a very sweet tooth, but since working hard at it for the past several years, I just can’t takecane sugar anymore, it burns my mouth! I already have the cucumbers in quart jars. It’s one of the “remaining ingredients” to mix together in the pitcher. Add salt and vinegar, then fill jar with boiled water that is … I prefer just to use the room temperature approach. Hi Jessica- I think you should be fine. Thank you so much. That doesn’t sound like a big deal until you factor in the huge rolls of industrial TP you find in a lot of public restrooms. You’d need twice the cucumbers specified in the recipe to use up all the brine. Theme provided by Robb Allen. I just made a batch, with a 5% solution, and it came out very good. Hi Jen- This recipe is not suitable for canning, unfortunately, as it does not have a high enough acidity to the brine to be safe or shelf stable in a water bathed jar. Hi there! . Now, I just wonder how I am going to get the cucumbers for pickling now that winter is coming…. If by “normal vinegar” you mean white vinegar, I think that would be okay. table salt weighs 10 oz. We’re definately on the same page. '' Gedney pickles are entirely safe and delicious in my refrigerator to top off the end. Case of 40 m using the smaller cucumbers in the fridge for 5... Top and keep on shelf and refridgerate them right away of Claussen pickles, it ’ s learns... 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