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Cowboy Candy with Red Ale – Jalapenos and Hungarian hot peppers


Cowboy Candy with Red Ale – Jalapenos and Hungarian hot peppers

Recipe which will make two quart Mason Jars worth:
2 lbs sliced peppers
12 ounces Red Ale (any sweet ale or Heff)
1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
4 cup of Sugar
2 tbsp of pickling spice
1 tbsp peppercorns
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp of ginger powder
2 tsp crushed garlic
2 mason jars with lids

Add the 12 oz beer to a nice simmer for a few minutes to help get rid of the carbonation and then add the 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar.
Once things are starting to bubble a little turn down the heat to a simmer and add the sugar and all other ingredients.

As for the jars they should be as sterile as possible like I added them to the boiling water for a few minutes each. Wash your peppers as much as possible and make sure your hands are clean. Trim the tops off and slice to the size desired although using a mandoline slicer is recommended for ease. Add the peppers to the simmering liquid and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes making sure everything has been cooked just enough to ensure it is sterile. Begin scopping out the peppers and add them to the jars and once all peppers have been added you can begin adding the left over liquid. Once the liquid is still very warm but not to the point it will burn you add it to both jars until filled to the top. Close and shake to get any trapped air to the top and top off both jars with the remaining liquid or apple cider vinegar and put in fridge for 2 weeks and shake periodically to move things around a bit. After two weeks…enjoy!

If you need help sourcing anything let me know but this is the mandoline I used and love to use all the time compared to many poor quality ones I’ve dealt with.
Amazing Mandoline with useful accessories
Pickling Spice 4 lbs – cheap

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Sweet and Spicy IPA Pickles


Sweet and Spicy IPA Pickles by Bitter Reality Brewing.

Recipe which will make two quart Mason Jars worth:
2 lbs pickling cucumbers
1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/3 cup of Sugar (recommend 1/2 cup)
1.5 tbsp pickling salt
1 tsp celery seeds
2.25 tsp black peppercorns
2.25 tsp mustard seeds
12 ounces IPA or Pale Ale (Should be really hoppy!)
1/2 cup crushed ice
4 spring of fresh dill per Mason Jar
3 cloves of garlic diced and added to the Jars
1 sliced Jalepeno per jar (I used to Thai hot peppers but the Jalepenos are better in my opinion)
I also added .15 ounces of dry Citra hops for about 15 minutes but next time I would do .30 to.50 ounces of Citra dry hops for 30 minutes before adding the other ingredients.

Add the 12 oz hoppy beer to a nice simmer for a few minutes to help get rid of the carbonation and then add the 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar.
Once things are starting to bubble a little turn down the heat to a simmer and add the sugar, pickling salt, celery seeds, mustard seeds, peppercorns and allow to simmer for 10 more minutes (should be around 15 minutes total).

Remove the hops if you added them like I did and take off the burner. Add the 1/2 cup of ice to chill it down a bit.

As for the jars they should be as sterile as possible like I added them to the boiling water for a few minutes each. Wash your pickling cucumbers as much as possible and make sure your hands are clean. Trim the tips off and slice to the size desired although using a mandoline slicer is recommended for ease. Add your garlic, peppers, and sprigs of dill to the jars. Once the liquid is still very warm but not to the point it will burn you add it to both jars. Close and shake to get any trapped air to the top and top off both jars with apple cider vinegar and put in fridge for 2 weeks and shake periodically to move things around a bit. After two weeks…enjoy!

If you need help sourcing anything let me know but this is the mandoline I used and love to use all the time compared to many poor quality ones I’ve dealt with.
Amazing Mandoline with useful accessories 

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