|Day 8: Scum on top of pickles.|
We've been following the recipe for 14 Day Pickles. And this is today's mission:
Day 8: Drain salt water from cucumbers.
Pour 1 gallon of hot tap water over cucumber chunks and drain again. Wipe any scum from sides of jar.
Pour 1 gallon boiling water over cucumbers chunks. (It is important to do steps 8 - 14 at approximately the same time of day so you have a full 24 hours between steps.)
I have to say I was surprised by the fact that the cucumber pieces actually bubbled when we added the hot water.
One tip: Make sure you've got your crock in a safe place when you add the boiling water. I didn't realize that the crock would be too hot to move for a while!
|Day 8: Bubbling cucumber slices in boiling water.|