Frequently Asked Questions
If the Dunk’R completed covered the brine, oxygen and excess carbon dioxide, along with other gases created during fermentation, would become trapped, ruining the flavor, texture and nutritional value of the food.
The Dunk’R is a very important part of the anaerobic lactic-acid fermentation process.
By designing the Dunk’R to be slightly smaller than the Pickl-It fermenting chamber, we’ve created a “gutter” which gives excess oxygen and carbon dioxide a place to escape, up and out the airlock.
Did you know...
The Chinese fermentation jar, with a cover that fits into a water-filled moat to exclude air, has been in home use for over 2,000 years. – J.O. Mundt, J. L. Collins, and J. F. Darrow, Tennessee Farm Home Science Progress Report, July 19, 1976
—Pickl-It, The New Chinese Fermentation Jar
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