Why are there so many Pickl-It sizes?

Pickl-It Photo The Pickl-It is not a one-size-fits-all, but instead, a choose-the-container-that-works system.

If you have 3-pounds of carrots, the 3-liter Pickl-It is ideal. One-pound of carrots? The 1-liter Pickl-It is a better option.

Because proper lacto-fermentation is an anaerobic process – the less oxygen the better! – the amount of airspace between the Pickl-It lid and the fermenting-food is important. The goals is to fill the jar as full-as-possible, without risking overflow. Because most foods expand during fermentation, the food shouldn’t be loaded – food and brine included – above the container’s “shoulder”, and, ideally, never less than 50% full.

To learn more about the optimum fill-level, refer to the following “How To” FAQ: