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Winter Dill-emma: Bergen County, N.J. Turns to Pickle Juice To Melt Snow
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Posted on 01/31/2011 6:53:40 AM PST by Daffynition

If there ever was a sign that we've had more than enough snow this winter, here it is.

Bergen County, New Jersey administrators found themselves in quite a pickle this winter. With their plowing budget quickly running dry, they've come up with a juicy solution.

Bergen County is just across the Hudson from New York – and despite being among the wealthiest counties in the nation, this winter has busted their budget for snow removal. Road salt comes at a hefty premium, and being only halfway through winter, they've invested in a new, and much cheaper, snow melter: pickle juice

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TOPICS: Food; Weather; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bergencounty; nj; picklejuice; snow; snowremoval Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: Daffynition
Oh, yeah. You bring the pickle, I'll bring the pastrami.


2 posted on 01/31/2011 6:57:23 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: Daffynition

Oh the possiblities...

You snow you’re in a pickle when you run into a drift in NJ...

Wife: Youre drunk. Youve been at Harry’s Bar...
Husband: No, honest dear. I got pickled driving home from choir practice..

The snow in NJ is the basis for a new face cream. It has a unique preservative...

Road kill on NJ roads have a mummified quality ...


3 posted on 01/31/2011 7:01:07 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Daffynition

bet the neighborhood stinks;-)


4 posted on 01/31/2011 7:01:36 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Daffynition
I live in NC where there are very few snow removal devices owned by the state or cities and they've been using a salt brine solution on the roads here for the past few years.

Apparently it works pretty well as long as they get it on the roads before it starts snowing. If it rains before it snows it will wash off the brine so it's not good in that situation either. I've never heard it called "pickle juice" however.

5 posted on 01/31/2011 7:03:46 AM PST by mykdsmom
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To: camle

But the side benefit from this is that, in the summer, the weeds along the road will taste remarkable.


6 posted on 01/31/2011 7:04:35 AM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: camle; Cagey
Just what NJ needs... another aroma to bring more tourists!!!


7 posted on 01/31/2011 7:04:54 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: USS Alaska

Thanks a lot. Haven’t found a good pastrami sandwich in my area and now I want one. Nearest Primanti Bros. is 200 miles away and Schlotzsky’s is 60.


8 posted on 01/31/2011 7:06:22 AM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: Daffynition

I wish they would use ‘brine’ around here - rock salt is expensive and ends up kicked off to the sides of the road in no time.

But then they got to buy the trucks to spread it.


9 posted on 01/31/2011 7:06:33 AM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: USS Alaska

The article implies they aren’t using salt anymore. They are, of course, they’re just applying it in solution with water rather than in chunks.

Whether this makes economic sense or not cannot be determined from the data in the article.

I must say comparing a cost per gallon to a cost per ton is one of the dumber things I’ve seen recently.

The only relevant comparison is cost per mile of properly deiced road.


10 posted on 01/31/2011 7:07:24 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Daffynition

We have plenty of BULL $hit here in NJ that they could dry and spread on all the roads for traction... surprised they have not thought of that.


11 posted on 01/31/2011 7:08:16 AM PST by mikelets456
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To: Daffynition

and when demand for pickle juice spikes, so will the price. remember - it’s only cheap because no one wants it. i bet there would be supply problems should demand spike. AND the price will certainly reflect that.


12 posted on 01/31/2011 7:15:09 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Daffynition

13 posted on 01/31/2011 7:19:24 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Daffynition

Sea water is free and is much saltier than pickle brine.


14 posted on 01/31/2011 7:21:36 AM PST by RobertClark
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To: mykdsmom

They did this as well in my area, mixed the brine with a molasses mixture...stuck to the road just fine


15 posted on 01/31/2011 7:22:34 AM PST by boxerblues
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To: USS Alaska

16 posted on 01/31/2011 7:25:07 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: USS Alaska

Looks like you’ve been to Carnegie Deli!!! Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Or better yet Katz’s Delicatessen. ;P


17 posted on 01/31/2011 8:02:53 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: JoeProBono
Pickle Juice PJ Sport Drink


18 posted on 01/31/2011 8:06:19 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

LOL...poor NJ! *always* getting picked on!


19 posted on 01/31/2011 8:08:08 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: mikelets456
HAHAHA!


20 posted on 01/31/2011 8:10:20 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: Sherman Logan
>>I must say comparing a cost per gallon to a cost per ton is one of the dumber things I’ve seen recently.<<

I'll drink to that!


21 posted on 01/31/2011 8:12:17 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: mykdsmom

22 posted on 01/31/2011 8:14:12 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: boxerblues
And do wonders for the undercarriage of your car. Even *salt air* can be corrosive on your vehicle.


23 posted on 01/31/2011 8:17:52 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: camle

They’ve been using beet juice to treat the winter roads in Cincinnati for three years.


24 posted on 01/31/2011 8:18:34 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Conservatives want a CHOICE not an echo - No more RINOs!)
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To: Daffynition

It’ll probably cause global warming, too.


25 posted on 01/31/2011 8:19:25 AM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my about page. Click my handle.)
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To: edpc

How close are you to Cincinnati? They have Izzy Kadetz. Best Reuben on planet Earth. Damn good pastrami too! And buckets of pickles at every table.

Or, in Columbus, head down to the German village. There’s a great deli on South High Street with barrels of pickles and mountainous sandwiches.


26 posted on 01/31/2011 8:21:10 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Conservatives want a CHOICE not an echo - No more RINOs!)
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To: MrB

All that salt leaching into the rivers and streams is gonna cause some *kill.* No good deed goes unpunished. ;(


27 posted on 01/31/2011 8:21:47 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

i don’t like beets anyway;-) all kidding aside, how much do they use? where do they get it from? etc..


28 posted on 01/31/2011 8:22:02 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

What’s the High St. place called? It’s only about 20 minutes away. I’ll keep Izzy Kadetz in mind if I catch a couple Reds games this summer. Thanks.


29 posted on 01/31/2011 8:27:09 AM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: edpc

Katzinger’s


30 posted on 01/31/2011 8:27:57 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Conservatives want a CHOICE not an echo - No more RINOs!)
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To: Daffynition

“Yah, but I’m saying, that TruCoat, you
don’t get it, you get oxidation problems...”

~”Fargo”


31 posted on 01/31/2011 8:28:10 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: camle

I don’t know the answer to either. I do know they use a lot of it.


32 posted on 01/31/2011 8:35:50 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Conservatives want a CHOICE not an echo - No more RINOs!)
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To: Daffynition

We only get picked on because we deserve it.


33 posted on 01/31/2011 9:06:15 AM PST by certrtwngnut
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To: trisham
I *loved* that film...gotta pull it out if we get *snowed-in*. THX.


34 posted on 01/31/2011 9:55:19 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: boxerblues
I thought you were kidding! LOL


35 posted on 01/31/2011 9:58:48 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: certrtwngnut
Awwww. Not true!

So how New Jersey are YOU?

36 posted on 01/31/2011 10:01:29 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: stanz; Coleus; Clemenza

Pickle juice?!


37 posted on 01/31/2011 10:04:05 AM PST by nutmeg (The 111th Congress: Worst. Congress. Ever.)
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To: mykdsmom
Salt brine solution

it works pretty well as long as they get it on the roads before it starts snowing.

They have been utilizing this salt brine solution for the past few years. Works great...and as an added benefit, the roads seem to 'dry' quickly without any residue slush/ice.

38 posted on 01/31/2011 10:14:12 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen (It's the 'Land of Opportunity'... NOT... the 'Land of Entitlements'!!!)
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To: Daffynition

It’s one of my favourites. :)


39 posted on 01/31/2011 10:30:09 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Daffynition

Been here all my life. Lived in Essex Cty. til 10 years ago. Now live in Belvidere in Warren Cty. If you have to live in Jersey this is the best spot.


40 posted on 01/31/2011 10:32:24 AM PST by certrtwngnut
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To: Daffynition

Carnegie Deli...

I want to go NOW!!!

I got a pastrami from a Carnegie Deli in Las Vegas a few years back.
The sandwich could have fed a Cambodian family for a month!
I would die for one right now, I am STARVING!


41 posted on 01/31/2011 11:46:50 AM PST by mowowie
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To: Daffynition

I showed those 2 hotel websites in Kennebunkport to the missus.
she seemed to really like them both.
I have been up and down that area so much in the past 10 winter years that i’m thinking the White Mountains for next weekend.
We decided to save Kennebunkport for the late spring.
Thanks for the info though. :)


42 posted on 01/31/2011 11:52:21 AM PST by mowowie
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To: mowowie
Good! Here's a good website to keep track of the snowfall in the Whites. Stay safe!
43 posted on 01/31/2011 12:32:07 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: mowowie

I tried their outlet at one of our local casinos...the meat was okay...but the rye bread they used was disappointing. The bread has to be a true Jewish rye. ;(


44 posted on 01/31/2011 12:34:23 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: Daffynition

Another site for my favorites folder, Thanks.

Do you live in this area?
I’m about 15 miles southeast of Boston.


45 posted on 01/31/2011 2:13:18 PM PST by mowowie
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To: USS Alaska
Actually watched two grown adults share one of these. Believe it was Chili Cheese Pastrami Fries. From The Hat in So Cal. Was just eating a Ham and Swiss sandwich myself. Still smelled that darn Pastrami for hours afterward.


46 posted on 01/31/2011 6:58:54 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Tennessee Nana

The salty language in New Jersey should be enough to melt the ice!


47 posted on 01/31/2011 7:00:46 PM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
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To: nutmeg; firebrand

looks like bergen county got themselves into a pickle.


48 posted on 02/01/2011 4:42:35 PM PST by Coleus (Adult Stem Cells Work, there is NO Need to Harvest Babies for Their Body Parts!)
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