Frequently Asked Questions
By placing a towel around the Pickl-It container, the UV light is blocked from entering through the clear glass. UV light kills lactic-acid bacteria which is essential to the fermentation process.
Please do not cover the airlock, as that will hinder the escape of oxygen and excess carbon dioxide, from the Pickl-It container.
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
My husband, former F-15 mechanic, is very impressed with your design. So impressed, that he may just get into fermenting and be willing to drink kefir. Yay! Thanks so much.
—Jen R., Ohio