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Pickl-It Brine Calculator

Use the Pickl-It Brine Calculator to determine how much salt to use in your Pickl-It brine recipe.

Select the target brine %, amount and unit of water, and preferred salt weight unit.

Click ‘calculate’ and the calculator will tell you the amount of salt to use by weight in ounces or grams.

Fermented drinks require a 1% brine. Most whole-food pickles (cauliflower, broccoli, carrot, onion, etc.) require a 2%. Use 3.5% for pickled heritage-style cucumbers. New to fermenting olives? Use a 10% for a no-vinegar fermentation, which is worth the wait!

The Pickl-It Brine Calculator is calibrated only for the Pickl-It system. Mason-jar methods (with or without the airlock) are not capable of excluding oxygen and you must use more salt. We are not responsible for any outcomes – mold-growth, yeast-growth, bacterial-infection, histamine production – if the calculator is used for methods other than Pickl-It.

Pickl-It Brine Calculator
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Water:
Salt Required:
For Pickl-It use only!


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Getting Started With Pickl-It!

Image Brine Grape LeafWe've constructed a tutorial, selecting articles from our FAQ area.  

These are just a glimpse of the many helpful tips provided throughout Pickl-It to help you select the sizes you need, along with understanding the different parts.  

If you can't find the information you're looking for, please contact us at inquiry@pickl-it.com or phone us at (603) 722-0189 (USA, EST).

Helpful step-by-step links to get you started:

  1. Select your Pickl-It - Size and capacity comparisons
  2. Pickl-It Assembly - easy! Step-by-step instructions
  3. Filling Pickl-It with Food - Basic minimum & maximum guidelines
  4. Dunk'R Function - useful as a food "weight" and pressing out oxygen
  5. Create Brine - we recommend weighing, not measuring salt
  6. Airlocks - a few handy tips on filling
  7. Cover Your Pickl-It - block out UV light which neutralizes beneficial bacteria

 


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Did you know...

  • Sunki – a non-salted and fermented vegetable from the leaves of “Otaki-turnip” in Kiso district – is eaten with rice and in miso soup. The Otaki-turnip is boiled, inoculated with “Zumi” (a wild small apple) dried Sunki from the previous year and allowed to ferment for one to two months. Micro-organisms involved include Lactobacillus plantarum, L. Brevis, Bacillus coagulans and Pediococcus pentosaceus (Makayama,1957)

    —Japanese Sunki

Testimonials...

  • I’ve tried just about everything from bowls to canning jars with screw-on lids. It either turned moldy, or ran all over the counter, down my cabinets, on my floor. What a mess! Pickl-It makes it so simple, that I just wanted to thank you.

    —Tricia, OR

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