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                             Stone Jar Pickles
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Make Your Own
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      Box           salt
                         about 1/2 bushel small
                         cucumbers
    1      Box           alum
    1      Gal.          vinegar
    1      Box           pickling spices
                         sugar
 
 First day: Pour not quite all of a box of salt into a
 kettle of water and boil. Pour over approximately a half
 bushel of small cucumbers. Pack into at least a 3 gallon stone
 jar.
 Second day: Pour salty water off cucumbers. Boil in a
 large kettle 1 box of alum and water to fill the kettle. Pour
 over cucumbers.
 Third day: Drain off alum liquid; boil a kettle of
 plain water and pour over pickles.
 Fourth day: Heat 1 gallon vinegar. Put one box of
 pickling spices into a piece of cheesecloth; tie securely and
 drop into vinegar. Pour over cucumbers and let sit for 9 days.
 On the fifteenth day: Pour off liquid from pickles.
 Slice cucumbers; put a layer of pickles and a layer of sugar
 into your stone crock. If you prefer layer your pickles and
 sugar right into glass jars. It is not necessary to seal the
 jars. Pickles will keep indefinitely.
 
 
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