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Are pickles that just have vinegar poured over them safe?
Cucumbers, hot peppers, hard-cooked eggs and horseradish can be put in sterilized jars, covered with hot vinegar, and stored in the refrigerator. However, to make a safe product, the jar and lid must be sterilized, only pure 5 percent acidity vinegar used, and the product must be stored in the refrigerator. Herbs, like dill, can be added. Source: Original FAQ posted at http://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheets/HGIC3101.htm