My (new) Favorite Piece of Vegetable Fermentation Equipment

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I’m a simple, back-to-basics kind of gal, especially when it comes to fermenting vegetables.

From the get-go, I have always fermented in canning jars with zero extra equipment. Pints, quarts, half-gallons, all of them have held a traditionally pickled vegetable in one form or another. In the five plus years that I have been doing this, I have only lost a handful of ferments to true rot.

And every time I have lost a fermented vegetable, it has been because I broke the most important rule: always keep your vegetables well beneath the brine.

Which is why this new piece of equipment is my absolute favorite.

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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This week Julie examines how little things can make a big difference.  Join her as she goes through the small and simple ways you can incorporate small doses of cultured foods into your diet.

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Julie Feickert

Julie Feickert

Julie Feickert started Cultures for Health in late 2008. She is the mother to three young children and enjoys cooking and reading. Her favorite cultured foods include water kefir and kombucha. Julie lives with her family in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Customer Support at Cultures for Health likes to help people make and eat fermented foods.  Today, Jerri shows the adventure that came out of a simple question, “So I was wondering if you could help me make this stuff taste good?”  Join her as she takes a second look at Beet Kvass.

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Jerri

Jerri

Jerri is a wife and mama. Her culturing adventures began several years ago with other moms who were seeking a healthy way of feeding our families. Together they dabbled in milk kefir, yogurt, sourdough, kombucha and sauerkraut. In the past year she's expanded from sauerkraut to other vegetables, and has grown a passion for water kefir!

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