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Mold on Cucumber Pickles

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:48 pm
by lollygator
I've made successful cucumber ferments before and wasn't afraid of a little scum forming on top. This latest batch has some white mold which, according to Sandor's website, is okay to just scoop out. That's fine, but there is also a very small amount of grey mold. The pickles otherwise look and smell fine and are nice and crunchy. Are these going to be okay or should I dump them? Thanks!

Re: Mold on Cucumber Pickles

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:17 pm
by Bunny Speakman
They will be fine just keep skimming the scum. You might find a whitish film in the bottom of the lot later on, that will indicate that what you had growing on top may have been yeasty not moldy.

Re: Mold on Cucumber Pickles

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:07 pm
by scallops
I've come to the board with a similar question/problem.

Lollygator, Are you saying the white/yeast is okay?

I neglected a crock of pickles, and found quite a bit of scum + patches of grey, pink, blue growing on top. I skimmed what I could easily, then took the pickles out. Some have a white film (??) around them, but feel fairly firm and smell pickley.

I've made these before & they've worked out great. I'm thinking to just make up a new solution of brine and store them in the fridge.