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stratford May 2, 2007 08:59 AM

I didn't see 'garlic' among the pickle choices online (thepickleguys), yet there have been people discussing them here. Is the garlic the same as the 'new' pickle, or the 'sour', or is it something else entirely?

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    Phred RE: stratford May 2, 2007 09:04 AM

    A "Sour" pickle is a garlic pickle. A half-Sour is a "new" pickle.

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      ESNY RE: Phred May 2, 2007 11:10 AM

      Nope. A new pickle is just that, a cucumber that hasnt spent much time in the brine and still retains that cucumber crunch. Completely different type of pickle than a sour or half sour.

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      small h RE: stratford May 2, 2007 09:13 AM

      The Pickle Guys have full sours & half sours & new pickles. They're all different, and they all involve garlic. A new pickle becomes a half sour and then a full sour depending on how long it is brined.

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        jsmitty RE: small h May 2, 2007 10:08 AM

        best pickles in nyc

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        Produce Addict RE: stratford May 2, 2007 02:10 PM

        If I make the trip is anything besides the pickles also worth getting?

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          traumachef RE: Produce Addict May 2, 2007 03:09 PM

          I think the full sours are the enough reason to go, but the olives are very good as are the cherry peppers, marinated mushrooms and kraut

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            small h RE: traumachef May 2, 2007 04:31 PM

            I'm a fan of the string beans. And the horseradish pickles. I keep mentioning to the Pickle Guys that I had some awesome horseradish pickles in Brighton Beach that were stained with beet juice, in the hopes that the Pickle Guys will start making them that way.

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              spammy RE: small h May 3, 2007 07:59 AM

              I find the full sours too sour, and the half sours not sour enough. They do a 3/4 sour which I find to be the ideal balance.

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                hotdoglover RE: spammy May 3, 2007 05:06 PM

                I love half sours, and none is better tha BaTampte in my opinion.

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