i have a question about what i read in a book.

i have a question about what i read in a book.

I read in the complete tightwad gazette that you can reuse pickle juice by slicing a cucumber thin and letting it soak for 4 days. these really turned out great. here is my question, how many times can i "reuse" the pickle juice? and can i combine different ones to make a full jar as long as they

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    Default i have a question about what i read in a book.

    I read in the complete tightwad gazette that you can reuse pickle juice by slicing a cucumber thin and letting it soak for 4 days. these really turned out great. here is my question, how many times can i "reuse" the pickle juice? and can i combine different ones to make a full jar as long as they are dill to dill and sweet to sweet?

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    This is interesting never thought of reusing pickle juice wish i had known that before throwing out my empty jar of pickles lol
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    I love to can foods, yes you can put in different ones in the same jar. It makes things more interesting. I would not use the the juice again, since you have already used it, but that is up to you. I would see it this way, it's already been used twice now, once from the factory and once when you reused it. I would think that the strength of the mixture would not be as good as it was. Plus I would be concerned about the bacteria build up.

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    I have done this before and I love the pickles. I leave them for about 3 weeks (wedges) and they are great! Almost like half-sours. I would not use the brine more than once, I agree with tsgal on that one. Lisa

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    thanks guys, i was thinking the same thing, they are half the sour so i figured one reuse.

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    I would agree with the one use only unless you really know your pickle juice! If it has lots of salt and vinegar then maybe you could use it more but I would really only try it once to keep from forming bacterial growth in it. I would also make sure it stayed refrigerated between and during uses.

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    Thanks brchbell, i was thinking just one reuse not because of bacteria but because of strenth. vinager is antibacterial.

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