The Dunk’R should be covered by 1-inch of brine. The brine surface should not extend above the shoulder when fermenting foods that expand during fermentation. Kraut, carrots and beets may expand as much as 1-inch, raising the brine surface and Dunk’R.
To decrease expansion, firmly-pack shredded foods, reducing oxygen pockets in and around the food. Detailed information is here.
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Did you know...
The Chinese fermentation jar, with a cover that fits into a water-filled moat to exclude air, has been in home use for over 2,000 years. – J.O. Mundt, J. L. Collins, and J. F. Darrow, Tennessee Farm Home Science Progress Report, July 19, 1976
—Pickl-It, The New Chinese Fermentation Jar
My soon-to-be 19-year-old son was about to get ready for bed, when he asked if he could have some dessert. I said “Yes”, and a few minutes later, he came out with a big bowl of kimchi, mixed veggies and kraut. I was so thrilled to see him wanting to eat something good instead of the icecream that “Dad” was eating! Maybe I didn’t start too late making healthy fermented foods for him!!!