Frequently Asked Questions
The Pickl-It is not a one-size-fits-all, but instead, a choose-the-container-that-works system.
If you have 3-pounds of carrots, the 3-liter Pickl-It is ideal. One-pound of carrots? The 1-liter Pickl-It is a better option.
Because proper lacto-fermentation is an anaerobic process – the less oxygen the better! – the amount of airspace between the Pickl-It lid and the fermenting-food is important. The goals is to fill the jar as full-as-possible, without risking overflow. Because most foods expand during fermentation, the food shouldn’t be loaded – food and brine included – above the container’s “shoulder”, and, ideally, never less than 50% full.
To learn more about the optimum fill-level, refer to the following “How To” FAQ:
Did you know...
Sauerkraut was brought to Germany in the 13th Century on the backs of Genghis Kahn’s Mongolian marauding horses, its Vitamin C protecting his army from scurvy.
—How Germans Acquired Sauerkraut
You know you talk about fermenting too much when…
Your three-year-old is observed pushing his bath toys under the water while saying, “You must go under the brine to ferment. Then I will have sauerkraut toys.”
—- Holly G., Ohio