Frequently Asked Questions
Many vegetables expand, and when it expands, the only direction to move is up – toward the airlock. If it comes in contact with the bottom of the airlock, the brine will be suctioned up and out the airlock which is called “overflow”.
If this occurs, simply open the Pickl-It, removing a few tablespoons (or more) of food. You will also need to rinse out the airlock. We’ve found the easiest way to do that is to remove the entire Pickl-It cover, instead of pulling the airlock out of its grommet. Once you have cleaned the airlock and reinserted it into the Pickl-It lid’s grommet (using a gentle twisting motion), latch the lid, refill the airlock with water and the fermenting will continue.
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