Where to get pickling lime?

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  1. rcmike

    rcmike Well-Known Member MTRCMember

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    Hey guys, I just DIYed a Kalk reactor yesterday and realized afterwards I was out of pickling lime. I'm heading to Nashville today and wondered if anyone knew where to get some since its out of season. I have some ordered but it will be a few days.
     
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    I've always found it in the canning sections at Kroger or Walmart
     
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    Years ago I get them at kroger....not sure anymore...
     
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    I used to order it from amazon
     
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    Walmart. Green bag called mrs wages pickling lime. Its cheap, around 3.00 a bag
     
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    +1 For Wal-Mart. Look in the area of mason jars and cooking utensils, not in the food section.
     
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    It's getting harder to find locally. I've read that many places don't sell it because of concerns with botulism (apparently today's vinegar isn't as acidic as it used to be and it's not killing off bacteria when stuff is canned, particularly if any pickling lime is left on what's being pickled). I don't make my own pickles, so I don't know this to be true. Local Kroger and Publix stores have stopped carrying it completely. Walmart's website indicated that it's not available in local stores when I checked recently. I have a couple of bags of Mrs. Wages left, but will have to get it online apparently.
     
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    We went to Wal-Mart and they didn't have any. I know here that Kroger used to carry it around canning season but not year round. What I ordered will be here tomorrow so I'll just wait until then.
     
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