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pickling onions questions

Discussion in 'Brew Food' started by Maheel, 3/1/19.

 

  1. Maheel

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    Posted 3/1/19
    Been looking at some old threads as i want to do some PO's :)


    From my reading it does not need to be done "hot" to make a vacuum / pasturise in the jar?

    Is that right ?

    Is there any reason i cannot do these in a sealed plastic container if i wanted to do some bigger batches?

    thanks
     
  2. wide eyed and legless

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    Posted 3/1/19
    When you say hot do you mean immersed in boiling water for tightening the lids?
    The hot vinegar will make a vacuum, when I make pickled beetroot I heat up the water and vinegar fill to the top and fit the lid, then count the pops as the lids pull in for the number of jars.
    I would think it could be done in plastic, after all the wort can be kept in plastic.
     
  3. Bonenose

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    Posted 3/1/19
    As long as your containers are clean and sterile you should be right, pickled onions are pretty bulletproof in my experience as they should be sitting in vinegar anyway. I do heat my vinegar, don’t normally boil but get it close when adding spices etc.
     

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