ipa pickles

IPA pickles

Enough brine to do one quart

Ingredients:  

1 bottle of your favorite IPA beer at room temperature

3/4 cup cider vinegar

2 tbsp of kosher flaked salt

1 ½ English cucumbers

3-5 garlic cloves, depending on size

4 stems of fresh dill

Optional: sliced onions, red pepper flakes or extra garlic

Directions:

 

In a bowl or large measuring cup, mix 1 bottle of  IPA, 3/4 cup of cider vinegar, and 2 tbsp of salt and stir until all of the salt is dissolved.

You can sterilize your jars but I just make sure they are washed in hot soapy water and rinsed well.

You can use pickling cucumbers too and cut in desired size. For the English cucumber I cut it into 3 pieces and then into fourths for wedges.

Place the smashed garlic cloves in the jar and a slice of onion if using and place as many fresh dill stems in as you want. Pack in the cucumbers and pour brine in to cover. Secure the lids and let set at room temperature for 2 to 3 hours and then place in the fridge. These should last at least 3 months in the fridge.

Note: I tried the pickles after two days and they were delicious. This is a quick way to make some good pickles to serve with your food. If you pack the jars tight there may be enough brine for two quarts. 

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