The What? Why? Who? Where? When? and How? of fermenting vegetables in a water-sealed crock. Type to select? Size? Where buy. Care & Cleaning
Whether you’re looking for the best fermentation weight to keep your vegetables below the brine, an airlock lid to prevent molds and yeast from entering your jar, or perhaps the perfect stoneware crock to begin fermenting larger batches, my product reviews will help you choose.
Over the past ten years, I have made countless batches of ferments testing various fermentation tools. I now have a trusted set that I grab each and every time I ferment something. My favorite set includes my prized kitchen scale which is especially handy when it comes to adding the correct amount of salt.
And, don’t miss my curated list of fermentation tools on my shopping page. Everything you need to start fermenting.
Perfect gift picks for beginner fermenters and pros alike, all price ranges. Fermentation weights, scale, salt, crocks and books. FREE sauerkraut recipe PDF
Need help selecting the best salt for sauerkraut? Which inexpensive salts work. How mineral-rich salts take fermentation to the next level. BONUS: PDF Guide
Stock your fermentation kitchen with the best fermentation tools. With 15 years of experience, I have my favorites that ensure ease & success
See how the PickleHelix fermentation weight works to hold ferments below the brine. Pros. Cons. Demoed with sauerkraut, pickles, & pastes.
WECK Small-Batch Preserving has a variety of fermenting, canning, and pickling recipes. Check out the tasty recipe for Brussels Sprout Kimchi.
Crucial for successful fermentation of sauerkraut is keeping everything below the brine and away from air. This is done with fermentation weights and…
Discover the best fermentation weight for mason jar fermenting. 7 different weights tested over 28 days. Safely below the brine? No brine overflow? No mold?
What’s best to use for fermentation? Plastic? Glass? Ceramic? Stainless Steel? Silicone? What to look for what choosing your fermentation weight, lid or jar.
Fermentation lids for small batch fermentation of sauerkraut & vegetables in Mason jars. Do you need an airlock? A weight? Best lids. How do airlocks work?
Are you struggling to use a scale that doesn’t work? Need a scale and don’t know what to buy? Find out why the MyWeigh KD-8000 Digital Scale is my favorite.
REVIEW: Kraut Source Fermentation Lid. Spring-action design and water-sealed lid keeps all ferments safely below the brine with CO2 forced out of your jar.
Looking for a high-quality fermenting crock? I review a water-sealed crock from Stone Creek Trading. Made in Poland. Glass weights, smooth glaze, mold-free.
ViscoDisc Canning Buddies. A simple, cost-effective way to keep your ferments below the brine without loss of brine during fermentation. Safe. Easy to use.
Review of Fermented Vegetables by Kirsten & Christopher Shockey. My photo-rich recipe of fermented Garlic Paste. Links to other recipes, videos & podcasts.
The Pickle Pipe & Pickle Pebble make fermentation in jars a joy. Below the brine and anaerobic. Photo-rich review: sauerkraut, fermented carrots and relish.
Pickle-Pushing No-Float Jar-Packer keeps ferments below the brine & air-tight. Photos show tests with sauerkraut, fermented carrots and garlic-scape paste.