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Penney Goodwin penneypepper - Sep 8, 2011

Cloudy water in pickles

Hi everyone !!

I'm new to canning and made some dills. But the water clouded up and my garlic turned bluish green. YIKES Someone said it was fine it happen to them too. But I wanted to check with a few others before trying them.I did miss the part on not using metal pan so I was thinking that might be my problem. Any ideas out there ???? I don't want death by dill pickle ....LOL

Thanks
Penney


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Penney Goodwin penneypepper
Sep 10, 2011
Thanks everyone ! I'm going to check out Grannie's right now Jane !
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Jo Ann McFarlane IBcravin
Sep 10, 2011
Hi Penney I had this happen to me because I didn't think the water made a difference. I used tap water which is pretty hard where I live. I now purchase distilled water (not bottled)and my pickles are clear. Regarding the garlic, it could be that the garlic was immature. But again, I think it may have been the water you used. It sounds like it is hard and there was a chemical reaction. You can try boiling water to remove the minerals but for the price of distilled water ($1.09 Wal-Mart for 4 litres) I just purchase it. I feel your pain. I had a batch of peaches last year that developed a white foamy substance on top. Needless to say I tossed them. A lot of effort goes into canning and when something doesn't turn out it is so disappointing.
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Jane Whittaker janenov46
Sep 10, 2011
My grandson Mike and daugh in law loved dill pickles and they could finish a jar off in no time. My daught in law was a chemist and asked me if they were hard to do. LOL
This is my grannies recipe.
Grannie Lee's Dill Pickles
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Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen
Sep 9, 2011
Well, glad of that Penny!
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Penney Goodwin penneypepper
Sep 9, 2011
Oh they are the BEST Ever pickles in the world. If fact my son and a friend of mine were here and the jar is half empty already so I made them help me make more !! LOL