How many vegetables does my Pickl-It hold?

Food Expansion
Following are some general ranges for each Pickl-It container.

  • 3/4-liter Pickl-It = 1/2 to 3/4 lbs solids or 1 1/2-pints liquids
  • 1-liter Pickl-It = 3/4 to 1-lb solids or 1-quart liquids
  • 1 1/2-liter Pickl-It = 1 1/2 to 2-pounds solids or 1 1/2 quarts liquid
  • 3-liter Pickl-It = 2 1/2 to 3-pounds solids or 3/4-gallon

For a visual side-by-side chart of sizes and capacities, please visit Select your Pickl-It

Vegetables vary in the amount they expand, a naturally-occurring process, during fermentation. Begin with the smaller recommended weight, and you’ll soon find what works for your vegetables.

EXAMPLE: 2-pounds of gently-packed carrots, with brine, loaded to the “shoulder” of the 1 1/2-liter Pickl-It, may expand about 1-inch during the first 3-days of fermenting. This is an acceptable amount of expansion, still leaving enough air-space between the vegetables and the airlock. Shredded beets expand 2 to 3 times more, so aim for 1-inch below the shoulder, for total beet and their brine.

Tip Star Maximum and minimum fill-level guidelines. Firmly-packing vegetables

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