Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! You should try to not have more than 50% airspace in the Pickl-It. Oxygen works against lactic-acid fermentation’s anaerobic process. For a ferment to turn out with a healthy dose of lactic-acid bacteria (which means good probiotics), as well as a correct pH AND sufficient lactic-acid bacteria for preservation, you need to get the oxygen out. And one of the first ways of doing that? Choose the right size container.
Try to never begin a lactic-acid ferment with more than 25% air space.
|Pickl-It comes in a variety of sizes so you can successfully lacto-ferment small or large quantities of food.|
Did you know...
900 AD: Western Europe, late-comers to the many medicinal and culinary uses for dill, obtain theirs from Sumatra. Centuries before, Romans considered dill to be good luck, while ancient Greeks considered it to be a sign of wealth. The word “dill” is from the Norse “dilla” which means to “sooth or lull”.
You know you talk about fermenting too much when…
Your three-year-old is observed pushing his bath toys under the water while saying, “You must go under the brine to ferment. Then I will have sauerkraut toys.”
—- Holly G., Ohio