I have had an aversion to home canned pickles.. I honestly could NOT stand them. Most of the time they tasted like sour mush. Last Year I did a ton of research and have found an almost always (so far every batch has been perfect, but I know at least one will flop this year it’s a given LOL) way to get that crunchy Pickle.
1st always cut off the blossom end even if your doing spears. Most sights say this has some enzyme in it that can make your pickles soft.
#2 and a big step. Take your cut up Cucumber, Onions, Peppers, Garlic and even dill if you want place these in a bowl. Mix in canning salt and Ice. I use my hands and mix Ice and salt all the way through and then cover with ice again. Let this sit for 2 hours on the counter covered with a clean cooking cloth (I have dedicated ones for food use only).
#3 after 2 hours rinse off with cold water and remove any left over ice.
#4 pack these in jars and cover with your brine. Water bath or pressure cook for recipes recommended time and you should get a good Crunchy Pickle
Never Heard of this before? What would it hurt to try it with one batch? I know I’ll never do it a different way again!