Frequently Asked Questions
The Pickl-It Plug’R simply and easily converts your Pickl-It to a refrigerator-storage container!
It’s easy to do –
- Gently remove the airlock with a clock or counter-clockwise twisting motion, holding on to the grommet to give it extra support.
- Gently twist the Plug’R in to the red grommet on the lid
- Insert the Plug’R, just until you feel resistance; no need to push down all the way
The Pickl-It Plug’R was designed to release excessive carbon dioxide (CO2). The Plug’R will “pop” out, before the jar “pops”!
No matter your storage method, you should always release the CO2 build-up. Unlike screw-on two-part metal or plastic lids, the Plug’R keeps oxygen out of the fermenting chamber.
Simply pull the Plug’R out for a short 2-3 seconds, and reinsert!
That is all it takes to release excess CO2 from the Pickl-It. In its rush to get out, the CO2 pushes oxygen away from the cover, so oxygen won’t get in! Simple!
Did you know...
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—Dave's Garden Website
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