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Canning -- Pickled and Fermented Foods
A consumer put beer in the pickles rather than the vinegar/salt/sugar solution. Are these pickles safe?
This might be a great refrigerated pickle recipe. However, the vinegar is essential for acidifying the cucumbers to below a pH of 4.6. Therefore, its omission makes these products unsafe. If not more than 24 hours has passed, she could re-brine her cucumbers and then process.