Frequently Asked Questions
Here's a quick, handy chart comparing Pickl-It sizes in inches. After the primary counter-top fermentation is complete, some low-gas ferments (e.g., carrots, broccoli, green beans) may be stored in the refrigerator replacing the 4-inch airlock with the 1/4-inch Plug'R.
We recommend the use of the Pickl-It airlocks for refrigerator or root-cellar storage for volatile ferments - kraut and cabbage-based kimchi - that tend to create larger volumes of gas for a longer period of time. The airlock is the best way to make sure there's a slow, steady release of gases, some of which may affect flavor, color and texture.
If you choose to use a Plug'R on volatile-ferments, be sure to regularly "release" the Plug'R on a daily-basis - a quick 1-second pull-out, then re-plug.
- 3/4-liter = 1/2-pound or 3-cups liquid
- 1-liter = 3/4 to 1-pound solids or 4-cups liquid
- 1 1/2-liter = 1 1/2 to 2-pounds or 6-cups liquid
- 3 liter = 2 1/2 to 3 pounds, or 3/4-gallon liquid
- 4 liter = 3 to 4 1/2-pounds, or 1-gallon liquid
- 5 liter = 4 to 6-pounds, or 1 1/4-gallon liquid
Capacity varies greatly depending on cut - grated, shredded, cubed, diced, sliced, chunked, sticks or whole. Experience, practice and personal preferences are your best guide.
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