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#1 kanny

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 10:22 pm

We get gifted loads of eggs from a friend so I've decided to have a go at pickling some so i asked the Mrs to get some pickling vinegar and she came back with this .... im not sure on the dilution ratio ..what does the 6dL stand for ? I've not done any pickling before so any advice or tips would be much appreciated ....cheers :thumbs:





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Posted 29 September 2016 - 03:49 am

I love pickled eggs,it will be interesting to see what people say,
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Posted 29 September 2016 - 05:43 am

The 6DL stands for 6 Decilitres or 600ml.. You want a 6% for pickling vinegar so that bottle will make 1.2 litres.

 

http://www.scandikit...attika-24-3-dl/

 

I make pickled eggs often, a little tip if the eggs are really fresh leave them for a week or so before boiling them as they will peel easier.  Don't try and cram them in to the jar as they will be squashed against the side of the jar and discolour during the pickling process.

 

I normally use asda's own white spirit vinegar and do a 50/50 ratio of water and vinegar.

 

http://www.mysuperma...egar_568ml.html

 

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 09:09 am

Thanks TC your a star :thumbs: all makes perfect sense now... I've also got some carolina reaper chillies here I'm thinking of adding to one of the jars of eggs to spice things up a bit... Do you think there will be any problem with that? if it's just discolouration I can handle that.

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 09:18 am

Pickled some duck eggs was very nice

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 10:00 am

Thanks TC your a star :thumbs: all makes perfect sense now... I've also got some carolina reaper chillies here I'm thinking of adding to one of the jars of eggs to spice things up a bit... Do you think there will be any problem with that? if it's just discolouration I can handle that.

Go for it, you could even add beetroot and make pink eggs. If you do a google there are literally dozens of different recipes for pickled eggs.

 

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 10:11 am

Very interesting I pickled some onions in the malt vinegar from aldi. The vinegar is way over powering hopefully it will mellow with age 



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Posted 29 September 2016 - 10:36 am

Thanks TC your a star :thumbs: all makes perfect sense now... I've also got some carolina reaper chillies here I'm thinking of adding to one of the jars of eggs to spice things up a bit... Do you think there will be any problem with that? if it's just discolouration I can handle that.

 

I used to put birdseye chilli's in mine, but they were dried, and they flavour them well and with no discolouration. Reckon your reapers should be OK. Err on the side of caution unless it's only you who will be indulging, some people can't take much chilli.

I once took a large jar of pickled onions to work for a pre christmas buffet, and they were loaded with birdseyes and had been brewing for ages, great fun watching all the so called chilli heads sweating and eyes watering :laugh:


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 10:41 am

Very interesting I pickled some onions in the malt vinegar from aldi. The vinegar is way over powering hopefully it will mellow with age 

 

Try and find a proper greengrocer mate, they normally sell pickling vinny by the half gallon, and it already has a bit of flavouring in it, just add your own spices to your taste. I generally add a heaped teaspoon of sugar as well.


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 11:07 am

 

Very interesting I pickled some onions in the malt vinegar from aldi. The vinegar is way over powering hopefully it will mellow with age 

 

Try and find a proper greengrocer mate, they normally sell pickling vinny by the half gallon, and it already has a bit of flavouring in it, just add your own spices to your taste. I generally add a heaped teaspoon of sugar as well.

 

What ever you do, do not use the stuff that comes in plastic cans. It is not vinegar, it's Non brewed condiment which is synthetic vinegar and does not have the properties of spirit or malt vinegar.

 

https://en.wikipedia...rewed_condiment

 

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 12:04 pm

 

 

Very interesting I pickled some onions in the malt vinegar from aldi. The vinegar is way over powering hopefully it will mellow with age 

 

Try and find a proper greengrocer mate, they normally sell pickling vinny by the half gallon, and it already has a bit of flavouring in it, just add your own spices to your taste. I generally add a heaped teaspoon of sugar as well.

 

What ever you do, do not use the stuff that comes in plastic cans. It is not vinegar, it's Non brewed condiment which is synthetic vinegar and does not have the properties of spirit or malt vinegar.

 

https://en.wikipedia...rewed_condiment

 

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It could well be non brewed condiment I have been using for my pickling over the years, but it has always produced very good onions, so much so that my brother asks me to do onions for him.

 

I wonder what was the stuff the greengrocers used to sell in the 50's and 60's where you used to have to take your own bottle and they filled it from a tank? I recall my mother doing that on quite a few occasions.



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Posted 29 September 2016 - 02:09 pm

Cheers for all the info lads :thumbs: just wondering is there a minimum amount of time you have to let them sit before they become pickled? I guess if I'm putting chillies in there they will need some time to infuse.

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 09:11 pm

in my case its just a case of how long the mrs can keep her hands off my pickled onions 


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 09:57 pm

in my case its just a case of how long the mrs can keep her hands off my pickled onions 

It's the same in our house, no sooner have I made them, it's always are they ready yet? I like large onions with a bit of bite, she likes silver skins with a bit of sugar added to the mix.

 

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 07:23 am

Yes and the wife don't pull any punches in her reviews of my work either  :laugh:

Biggest complaint is the strong taste of vinegar though that didn't stop her demolishing a jar of onions in no time I hardly got a look in. 

Might let her open these tonight as I recall slightly watered down white vinegar with a few spices 

 

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I like threads like this a lot to be learnt. Good luck with the eggs kanny might try them my self 


Edited by terryd, 30 September 2016 - 07:29 am.

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