Frequently Asked Questions
We've designed the Pickl-It so there's a perfect size to fit your need - from single to triple batches of sourdough batters, 1 to 4 pounds of peppers, kraut, or pickles - Pickl-It is designed to fit the container size to the amount of food.
To give you an idea of sizes, beginning with their capacity -
- 1/2 = 1/2-Liter or <1-pint
- 3/4 = 3/4-Liter or <1.5-pint
- 1 = 1-Liter which is just slightly smaller than a US 1-quart
- 4-Liter = 1-gallon
Pickl-It offers a wide-range of sizes, because it is important to under-fill or over-fill a jar. Food shoud not exceed the "shoulder" of the jar - the area that is curved outward, just below the "neck".
The capacity, or amount of solid foods, that fit into each Pickl-It varies, depending on the type of cut - thread, dice, slice, chunks, whole - and if it can be compacted. Shredded carrots and thread-thin kraut slices are easier to compact than pickilng cukes, for example.
Liquid & Solids Capacity Examples - General Estimate:
|DIMENSIONS||5¼” h x 4¼” d||6¼” h x 4¼” d||8¾” h x 4¼” d||9 1/2” h x 5 1/2” d|
|CAPACITY||1/2-lb solids||3/4 to 1-lb solids||1 1/2 to 2-lbs||2 1/2 to 3 lbs|
|3-c liquid||4-c liquid||6-c liquid||
A 5-Liter jar will hold 4 to 5 lbs of whole carrot-chunks, whole pickling cukes, but may hold as much as 8-10 pounds of cabbage threads for kraut. The above-chart is a general idea to get you going. As you experiment and discover which foods are your favorite to make, you'll develop your own favorite Pick-It sizes to use.
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Did you know...
Gundruk is an important source of minerals during the off-season (Karki, 1986). Mustard, radish and cauliflower leaves, wilt for one or two days, and then shredded with a knife or sickle, tightly packed in an earthenware pot and warm water, and the pot kept in a warm place. Unlike sauerkraut, no salt is added to the water. After five to seven days, a mild acidic taste (lactic-acid from the lactic-acid bacteria) indicates the end of fermentation. The gundruk is removed and sun-dried. It is served as a side dish with the main meal and is also used as an appetiser.
I regret to inform you that I am completely out of Pickl-It pickled cucumbers.
A liter and a half would normally last two days, but I rationed them, making them last longer. And now they are gone...
Your book MUST feature the absolute miracle that Pickl-It pickles are. I
attribute them to exceptional positive changes not gotten from
any other fermentation system.
Must go. Checking myself in to a sanitorium for pickle-withdrawal.
—Patrick J, Indiana