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    I slice my gherkins (not with a scarey mandolin tho') as we like them in sandwiches....and the sugar is heated in with the vinegar so I'd be surprised if it fermented ....
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    They are scary aren't they... you def need to stay focussed! But very efficient. I wouldn't want to be using one and have Gordon swearing at me to hurry up (not that that's ever likely to happen ). So do you do thick sllces longways?
    Incidentally on the unusual COLD pickling in Flum's recipe, I recall reading somewhere (on this site even I think) that any and certainly prolonged boiling of pickling solutions, rather than lessening long-term contamination would increase its likelihood as the all-important acid content had a lower boiling point than water.... But without heat trad Kilner jars don't seal properly do they - or do you just use jam jars and screw tops?
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    I just slice them the same as courgettes . I use sterilised jam jars and screw tops ....there's nothing unusual about Flums cold pickling , pickles have been done that way for years, onions, beetroot etc..You don't have to boil the vinegar at a rolling boil like jam , you need to simmer it so that the spices infuse. Anyway surely you would be concentrating the acid as the water would come off as vapour..(not being a scientist someone will probably come along and put me straight)
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