In short: no.
Kombucha creates primarily glyconic acid. It likes air, so the Pickl-It wouldn’t be a good choice because the Pickl-It is designed for anaerobic fermentation – a type of fermentation that does NOT like oxygen.
Kombucha, on the other hand, LOVES oxygen. It needs to have oxygen floating across the top of its brine. A light cover of butter-cloth or loose-weave muslin is ideal for covering your fermenting kombucha.
Kombucha = glyconic acid = needs oxygen
Vinegar = acetic acid = needs oxygen
Fermented foods (kraut, pickles, sourdough, kefir) = lactic acid and does NOT need oxygen
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Hops and honey was originally used in the making of mead (or, Sima which is the Finnish version), a lightly-fermented, slightly-alcoholic season beverage. As honey became more expensive, white and brown sugars were substituted. Using hops and honey is worth every effort, creating a taste of tradition.
—Traditional Fermented Honey Mead
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