My Pickl-It just arrived! How do I set it up?
Graphic No 1 Pickl-It Components
Image Pickl-It
  • A Glass Fermenting Container

  • B Glass Lid with installed airlock grommet

  • C Barrel Air Lock

  • D Dunk’R – available to purchase separately

  • E Plug’R

  • F BPA-Free Lid Gasket

For expanded details of each, see Pickl-It Components Quick Reference Guide

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Graphic No 2 Install Lid Seal – If your white, all-natural (replaceable) rubber gasket (F) is NOT installed on the underside of the cover (B), please attach it.

The gasket/seal is dishwasher safe and may be removed for washing, but must be attached to the lid for proper Pickl-It functioning.

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To keep the wire-bail looking shiny & new, be sure to remove it before placing it in your dishwasher. Refer to Removal Instructions

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Graphic No 3 Install Pickl-It Glass Lid – Next, attach the Pickl-It glass lid (B) to the Pickl-It jar (A). If your Pickl-It arrived with the lid attached, go to Step #4.

Attaching your lid, one “loop” at a time is easiest. Simply slide one of the lid “loops” onto the jar “hook”. “Pinch” the unattached, second “loop”, and slide it onto the remaining jar hook.

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Your Pickl-It lid is detachable! If you’re washing your Pickl-It container in the dishwasher, please detach the Pickl-It lid, as well as, the two-part wire-bail system, using these FAQ instructions

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Image: Airlock Detailed Instructions are Located in the FAQ section

  • Insert the airlock into the grommet with a gentle, rotating motion
  • Insert the airlock from the top of the lid, down
  • The photo shows proper insertion: the airlock’s air-ports, located on the bottom airlock tip, are clearly visible, extending just below the border of the grommet
  • Do not force the airlock airports lower than the photo, as brine may be drawn up into the airlock
  • Use the opposite gentle twisting motion to remove the airlock – do not pull it straight out or you could end up ripping or removing the grommet
  • Do not fill the airlock with water until the Pickl-It is loaded with food and the Pickl-It cover is latched

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Graphic No 5 You’re ready to load your Pickl-It with food!

Other helpful FAQ include:
Brine recipes
Maximum fill-level
Minimum fill-level
Using the Dunk’R to pack vegetables/remove oxygen
Filling the airlock with water

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Graphic No 6 Congratulations! You’ve covered your vegetables in brine, latched the wire-bail lid to the Pickl-It container, and filled the airlock with water to the fill-line. You are now lacto-fermenting food!

Image Cover Move your Pickl-It container to a dark corner because UV light will destroy lactic-acid bacteria.

Cover your Pickl-It with a Pickl-It cover, or with one of your own towels.

Do not cover the airlock with a towel, but instead, simply wrap a kitchen towel around the glass container, to block all light.

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Continue to #3: Fill with Vegetables
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