So some of you may be not sure what to do after the olives has been soaking for 7-8 days.
Here is my post from day 1
So I thought I’ll do a post of how to change the brine solution. and what to do if there is mould.
Scroll down or “click to continue” to see more of the process:)
This is what my olives looked like after 8 days of neglect. There was some mould but it’s easy to just scoop them out.
Note: If you really don’t want any mould, then you can use more olive oil on the top to make a seal.
I poured out the old brine after scooping out the mouldy bits. Then I rinse the olives under a running tap with a bowl under to catch the water to ensure that all the olives get a little soaking
This is when I taste them to see what to do next. If it is to your liking then you are ready for the next time. Alas they were still bitter so…
I had to re-soak them again
Note: You can store your left over brine from day 1 in a glass jar in the fridge. I did that but also had to make another batch of brine solution [100 g salt to 900 ml water].
I re labeled the bottles with the day 8 date and will check back in another 7 to 8 days depending how busy I am=p