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...
Pickling is a global culinary art. If you were to go on an international food-tasting tour, you’d find pickled foods just about everywhere. You might sample kosher cucumber pickles in New York City, chutneys in India, kimchi in Korea, miso pickles in Japan, salted duck eggs in China, pickled herring in Scandinavia, corned beef in Ireland, salsas in Mexico, pickled pigs feet in the southern United States, and much, much more.
—Science of Cooking, Pickles
I have used the Pickle-It jars for a while now and they are wonderful! The fermentation is very predictable and clean, no batches go bad or wrong. Anybody who ferments food at home knows that sometimes a batch can go bad without any particular reason. The Pickle-It jars seem to eliminate that eventuality completely. Thank you for developing this wonderful product!
—Dr. Natasha Campbell, GAPS DIET