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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Wow!! Thanks for your helpful guidance as we switched our water kefir fermentation over to the Pickl-It system. We’ve been making water kefir for over a year, but it has always been open to the air with just a mesh covering. A couple of days ago our Christmas 3 – 3 Bundle came in and we set up the water kefir grains in a 1 L. It was time to harvest (& taste!!) this morning and IT IS SOOOOO GOOD!!!! There are none of the vinegary notes that were present in our past batches. It’s fully done – which I judge by the fact that it’s only very very slightly sweet, and the carbonation is good (on the subtle side instead of tickling your nose). It’s perfection! The flavor is very pleasing and refreshing. There’s no going back now : ) This is an easy breezy way to ferment excellent water kefir for sure!
—Janice S. - Indiana