Folks, I had an odd occurrence last night while neutralizing my
pickle and wanted to ask about it.
Normally, I neutralize my pickle when it’s pretty depleted or weak.
This time, I had to neutralize a fairly strong/fresh batch because
I’m going out of town. I keep a separate plastic tub where I keep
a batch of 50/50 pickle and peroxide solution for firestain
When I started to neutralize the pickle/peroxide container, I
sprinkled in baking soda, but used a little more than usual and
took more time doing it than usual. It turned a beautiful clear
turquoise blue and stopped fizzing, which I’ve always taken as a
sign that it’s neutralized. But I let it sit a little longer (a
minute or two maybe?) before dumping it and all of a sudden it
started fizzing again, but the fizz was yellow and turned the
solution an opaque emerald green.
When I neutralized my pot of “just” pickle (which is in corning
ware), it didn’t do that – just turned blue and stopped fizzing.
My question, therefore is:
If it’s just blue does that indicate that it’s neutralized?
What is causing it to turn green and fizz that second time – the
peroxide or the fact that it’s in plastic?
I should note that the plastic is a standard rubbermaid container,
never used for anything else. And the pickle acid I use is PH down
for pools and spas (which I LOVE, by the way!).
Thanks for any insights!
(Heading out to beautiful Annapolis MD for 4 days!)