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...
The Germans were introduced to sauerkraut by Genghis Khan (1162-1227), whose war-horses carried it for his troops, in order to keep them scurvy-free.
Thanks for the clear instructions, Kathleen! I mustered the discipline to let the fermentation work undisturbed, leaving it alone! I’m not used to that! Used to skimming off mold! I’m amazed how good my first attempt with it – khimchee – has come out. You made it so easy.
—Jamie - Massachusettes