Question on canning? (How To)

by Mike, Saturday, August 27, 2016, 09:25 (541 days ago)

I have a recipe for some pickles and it calls for soaking the cucumbers for 3 days in salt water strong enough to float them. My question is, do i use regular table salt for soaking them or are they talking pickling salt.

Question on canning?

by Smokey, Saturday, August 27, 2016, 09:50 (541 days ago) @ Mike

Pickling salt, or kosher salt. Salt that is not iodized.

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by Suzie Q @, Saturday, August 27, 2016, 11:06 (541 days ago) @ Smokey

Interesting that you say that, Smokey................I have two different containers of salt in my cupboard right now and BOTH of them say 'does not contain Iodide'........I just noticed that recently. I can't find any information on the Internet as to when they stopped adding Iodine to salt. I did find out that iodide competes with the components of salt and it evaporates as well, so apparently it is very unstable and we were not getting nearly as much as we initially thought. And with the incidence of thyroid concerns in women in recent years, it would appear we have become increasingly deficient. I remember having to take 'goiter pills' in school and I HATED them. I vaguely remember (or at least I thought about) giving them to the kid (a boy) in front of me. I usually use pink (Himilayan) natural salt, but have these others for back up in case I can't get to Brubakers in time. Now everyone is going to go check their salt, admit it, aren't you? haha

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by Smokey, Saturday, August 27, 2016, 12:37 (541 days ago) @ Suzie Q

We have 3 different types. One is morton's iodized salt for the salt shaker, one is pickling salt for pickling - it has a fine texture, and one is the kosher salt for making herb salts like basil or parsley salt. It is a course salt and grinds fine when ground with the herbs.

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by Suzie Q @, Saturday, August 27, 2016, 12:58 (541 days ago) @ Smokey

So your Morton's salt is iodized and my two are not and they ARE table salt...........very interesting. I have also used the coarse canning salt when cooking in an emergency.

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by Smokey, Saturday, August 27, 2016, 13:08 (541 days ago) @ Suzie Q

Apparently I buy iodized salt, it says so on the box. Also have a box that is not iodized, it also says this on the box.

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by Suzie Q @, Saturday, August 27, 2016, 13:15 (541 days ago) @ Smokey

So apparently we have a choice, didn't realize that. I will have to pay more attention!

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by Smokey, Saturday, August 27, 2016, 15:06 (541 days ago) @ Suzie Q

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goiter pills....

by Thirsty @, Saturday, August 27, 2016, 13:45 (541 days ago) @ Suzie Q

I was selected to give out goiter pills, most kids did not like or want them. I ate the ones the other kids did not want. They must be good for you as I have outlived all my 5 brothers and father, etc.

Thanks for the help.

by Mike, Monday, August 29, 2016, 07:13 (539 days ago) @ Smokey

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