Frequently Asked Questions
The Pickl-It Plug’R simply and easily converts your Pickl-It to a refrigerator-storage container!
It’s easy to do –
- Gently remove the airlock with a clock or counter-clockwise twisting motion, holding on to the grommet to give it extra support.
- Gently twist the Plug’R in to the red grommet on the lid
- Insert the Plug’R, just until you feel resistance; no need to push down all the way
The Pickl-It Plug’R was designed to release excessive carbon dioxide (CO2). The Plug’R will “pop” out, before the jar “pops”!
No matter your storage method, you should always release the CO2 build-up. Unlike screw-on two-part metal or plastic lids, the Plug’R keeps oxygen out of the fermenting chamber.
Simply pull the Plug’R out for a short 2-3 seconds, and reinsert!
That is all it takes to release excess CO2 from the Pickl-It. In its rush to get out, the CO2 pushes oxygen away from the cover, so oxygen won’t get in! Simple!
Did you know...
Sauerkraut-making requires the bacteria Leuconostoc mesenteroides and Lactobacillus brevis to ferment sugars that provide a variety of such organic products as lactic acid, acetic acid, ethanol, and mannitol. These bacteria are known as ‘heterofermentative’ bacteria. Later a ‘homofermentative’ bacteria, Lactobacillus plantarum takes over, producing only lactic acid.
—Cabbage + Microbes = Sauerkraut
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