Just had to give them a good rinse before they were ready to start processing.
I got 2 Ice Tea jugs form the store for $3 a pop, they came with 4 plastic cups my family can use. hopefully the spout does not fail on me. it is going to take a few months for all the junk to seep out of the olives and into the water. I sliced the olives with a paring knife to help the process, a lot of people seem to prefer this to smashing them with a mallet.
I filled the first jug and only got halfway through the second.
Thanks for reading,
Update 6/22/2013: They finished some time around April, but are still good now. Check them out.