are fermenting pickles bad

Asked October 29, 2018, 3:28 PM EDT

I used a simple vinegar solution for pickling some sliced kirby cukes and immediately put them into the fridge. Now 4 - 6wks later I ate one, yum, but my husband noticed that there was some fizz ( just a little) in the jar and we panicked. I was able to find nothing on the web about that fizz and so perhaps you might enlighten us both.

Montgomery County Maryland home food preservation

1 Response

Without knowing some more specifics, you may want to call Ball Canning or Presto, and speak with their customer service team. I think they can give you more insight to your question.
Presto Canning:

  • Call 1-800-877-0441 weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Central Time)
  • Ball canning: call 800-240-3340, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. EST to 4:30 p.m. EST
Another great resource for home canners is: