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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

 


Now Available! Caldwell's Starter Culture

 

In a perfect world, there's no need to add a starter-culture when creating lacto-fermented organic or biodynamic vegetables in the Pickl-It hermetic (airtight) system.  

But we live in an increasingly imperfect world.  For the past year, we have experimented with Caldwell's Starter Culture, discovering numerous advantages....

 

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Social Bookmarking

We really appreciate our friends and loyal customers who are enthusiastically spreading the word about Pickl-It. To make it easier to tell others, we have improved the “social sharing / bookmarking” features on the Pickl-It site.

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New 2, 4 and 5-Liter Pickl-It and Mini-Airlocks!

The Pickl-It line is expanding!

Image 5-Liter Three New Sizes of Pickl-It Containers!

  • 4-Liter – Second-largest Pickl-It, for large-batch lacto-fermentation of sauerkraut, pickling-cukes and popular beverages like water-kefir, coconut-kefir, ginger-beer and the ever-popular “more!” Also handy for brining brisket for saltpeter-free corned beef. May or may not fit most refrigerators. Decant to smaller Pickl-It like the 1-Liter for convenient refrigerated-storage.
  • 5-Liter – Pictured in the photo, loaded with 3-5-inch pickling cukes, this is 1-liter larger than the 4-Liter, perfect for large families or creating favorite large-batches of reliable long-term storage foods such as kraut, pickling-cukes, and kimchi. Also great for brining meat! Will not fit most refrigerators. Decant to smaller Pickl-It like the 1-Liter for convenient refrigerated-storage.

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Image Mini Airlock Mini-Airlocks for Refrigerated Storage! (What is an airlock?)

  • 50% smaller than our full-size airlock
  • Two-part construction
  • Easy-to-clean
  • Included with all 3/4-Liter, 1-Liter, Condiment Duo, and Condiment Trio
  • Ideal for refrigerator-storage of foods that require long-term “curing” and are active producers of carbon dioxide, such as kraut, pickled-cukes, kimchi, and pepper mashes
  • Fits all Pickl-It lids
  • Not intended for use on 3-Liter, 4-Liter, or 5-Liter larger for initial fermentation; may be used for secondary-fermentation on these sizes, or long-term storage

Pickl-It Versus Harsch Crock! Who Wins?

Years ago, I coveted the Harsch crock which reminded me of the huge, perpetually-fermenting crocks my grandmother kept filled and stored in her dirt-floored root cellar.

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Did you know...

  • Pickles were highly regarded by all of America’s pioneering generations because, under frontier conditions, pickles were the only zesty, juicy, green, succulent food available for many months of the year.

    —Zesty, Juicy, Green!

Testimonials...

  • Thank you to my mentor, KathleenMills, the brain behind Pickl-It.  Kathleen steered me to the science behind it all and the means to provide the correct conditions.  Thank you, Kathleen, for all your wisdom and patience.

    —Lisa Herndon of Lisa's Counter Culture

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