[Sca-cooks] pickling

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Mon Jul 16 11:42:21 PDT 2012

Different types of tannin.  In wood, you can reduce the tanning by immersing 
the wood in boiling water, then soaking the wood, regularly replacing the 
water.  The processes for making and seasoning barrels likely reduce the 
tannin levels in them.


> Tannins are desirable in pickling. Keeps the pickles crisp, that's why we 
> put grape leaves in, right?
> Selene Colfox 

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