Frequently Asked Questions
Occasionally, smaller cuts of food – shredded carrots, sauerkraut, chopped green beans – poke above the brine. There are any number of solutions, including:
- Place 1 or 2 dill heads under the Dunk’R, spreading them out across the vegetables, holding smaller pieces under the brine
- Whole cinnamon sticks, 2-3 inches in length, work great for shredded beets, adding a nice warm flavor.
- Another beet option is to reserve 1/2 beet, cut into thin-slices, and layer them on top the other beets, holding them under the brine.
- Use your vegetable peeler to shave long carrot segments which can be criss-crossed across the brine top, holding carrots, or other vegetables under the brine.
- Save a few whole green-beans, and criss-cross them over the smaller cuts – another whole-food method to keeping food under the brine!
Top off your criss-cross shaved carrots, sliced beets or dill heads with the Dunk’R, firmly holding them in place.
Did you know...
In 1915, the national average of sugar consumption (per year) was around 15 to 20 pounds per person. Today the average person consumes his/her weight in sugar, plus over 20 pounds of corn syrup.
—UK Sugar Consumption
I was intrigued by the whey-method although I kept thinking, "This really can't work. It sounds like a bad idea." I had my undergrad class check out whey-ferment vs no-whey, using the German crocks. Wow. I should have listened to my original thinking. Bad idea! Don't use whey! Not only is it low-count, but the flavor is awful and the texture even worse! Love your Pickl-It! Great tool for teaching!
—Gary, University Microbiology Professor