Is pickling vinegar the same as cleaning vinegar?

Is pickling vinegar the same as cleaning vinegar?

Both are distilled, are interchangeable in recipes, and both are stabilized at 5% acidity (which is the important point). The only difference in white and cider is the taste and the color. But there are some off-brands of vinegar out there and Allen's is one of them with the label "pickling" on them.

What is a substitute for pickling spice?


  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns.
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into small bits.
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds.
  • 1 tablespoons coriander seeds.
  • 1 tablespoon dill seed.
  • 1 tablespoon allspice berries.
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes.
  • 5 large bay leaves, crumbled.

Can you use coarse salt for pickling?

Can you use pickling salt in place of kosher salt or vice versa? Neither pickling salt nor kosher salt contains additives that can cause issues in pickles, which means that you can use either of them in your pickles; kosher salt is the best substitute for pickling salt.

Is coarse salt and pickling salt the same thing?

Coarse pickling salt and kosher salt are very similar. Both are large-grained, coarse salts which contain little to no additives. Coarse pickling salt is made without additives because these can cause pickles to discolor and brine to become cloudy. ...

Does pickling salt have nitrates?

Pickling salt does not have nitrates/nitrites – it is very fine compared to other salts, so that is can dissolve quickly in a brine solution for…. pickling! It also doesn't contact any additives or anti-caking specifically good for canning and curing.

Is Himalayan pink salt good for curing meat?

Himalayan pink salt can be used for meat curing, however, it does contain more trace minerals compared to sea salt. This may influence meat curing results. There is a large difference between Himalayan Pink Salt and Pink Curing Salt.