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Thread: Can I use the brine remaining in a pickle jar to pickle my own vegetables?

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    Can I use the brine remaining in a pickle jar to pickle my own vegetables?

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    I have a jar of Bubbie's pickles and I also have a big bag of carrots that I don't feel like eating. Can I just cut them up and dump them in the jar full of brine and wait for some pickled carrots?

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    I don't know about that particular brand, but I like to slice cucumbers into my kosher pickle brine and eat them after they soak for a few days. Sometimes I live on the edge and do that a 2nd time; I haven't died yet.

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    Bubbies is live culture so I don't see why not. Just make sure they are cleaned well or peeled.

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    That is such an awesome idea, I've played around with pickling and so far I've only successfully made pickled ginger. I'll have to try using Bubbies brine.

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    I save all my pickle juice, and stuff hard-boiled eggs in there! What a yummy snack!

    It takes about 2-3 weeks for the eggs to get good and pickled.

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