I wasted an entire batch of sweet icicle pickles yesterday morning. I’m still a bit frustrated about it. The pickles were on the second to last day of the brining process, until I flung glass into the container.
The last four days you’re supposed to drain and reheat the syrup that spices the pickles. I’ve been using a plate on top of the container to keep the pickles submerged, with a glass canning jar full of water on top. I took the glass jar out and went to set it on the counter, but it slipped out of my hand into the giant metal pot in the sink.
Water and glass shards flew everywhere. Many of the pieces were so small I didn’t see them, but could feel them when wiping up the water. It also gouged the bottom of my good stockpot. 🙁 We weren’t sure if any glass got into the pickle container but we know some of the water did. . .so we’re assuming the glass did too. The cost of ingredients isn’t worth keeping the pickles for the chance of eating glass, but I sure am disappointed we have to dump the pickles.