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June 15, 2012
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kupb4junk
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I pickled cucumbers last week.  This is my first time ever, to can anything.  I just hope they are not too salty.  The stores were sold out of pickling salt so, I used noniodine table salt.  Next Tuesday will be a week for them to set-up.  I’ll know then how good/bad I did.

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June 16, 2012
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Your pickles should be fine.  It is better that you used non-iodized salt because the iodine may darken the food being canned.  You may notice some cloudiness of the liquid because of additives to the salt.  Using pickling salt ensures that the food remains true to color with a clear liquid.  Enjoy the “fruits” of you labor!

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June 16, 2012
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The other option to is to use Kosher salt in place of canning salt.  It also doesn’t have a bunch of additives.

Congrats on your pickles, though!

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June 20, 2012
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no  My first batch of pickles are extremely salty.  The flavor is good, just too much salt; even for salt brine pickles!  I’m sad.

What can I do with them?

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June 20, 2012
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Soak them in cold water before you use them.

June 20, 2012
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Thank you Ross. 

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