Frequently Asked Questions
This is not a Pickl-It-specific question, but one that we’ve heard repeated a few time over the years, so we decided to include it in our FAQ, just-in-case. The “fishy” milk may be due to a “nonsense mutation” in the FM03 gene, a common problem in some cows. The entire article with the science-answers is located here High-quality, fresh fish shouldn’t even taste “fishy”, so if you encounter “fishy milk”, find another farmer or supplier.
Personally? We prefer the taste and texture of goat milk kefir to that of cow kefir. The only downside to goat milk is its low folate level, compared with cow milk. And goat milk is also lower in Vitamin D, iron and Vit B12. We drink cow milk “fresh”, making it into cultured butter, and kefir our goat milk. And if you like cow collectibles? Try this site. We’re not affiliated or associated, but think they’ve got some really great “stuff”!
Did you know...
Sauerkraut-making requires the bacteria Leuconostoc mesenteroides and Lactobacillus brevis to ferment sugars that provide a variety of such organic products as lactic acid, acetic acid, ethanol, and mannitol. These bacteria are known as ‘heterofermentative’ bacteria. Later a ‘homofermentative’ bacteria, Lactobacillus plantarum takes over, producing only lactic acid.
—Cabbage + Microbes = Sauerkraut
I make old-fashioned pickles, the same way my mother did. I’m even using her old crocks. A friend, who doesn’t even like to cook, like I do, showed me your Pickl-It. At first, I thought it was for only beginners, and had nothing to offer me. But she’d made pickled broccoli, green beans, and I guess even some pepper mash that you told her about. I tried some of it, and it had a nice, clean, fresh taste. Where can I order a Pickl-It for myself?