Fermenting vessels are the most important item to source for those wishing to embrace their inner fermentagious side! In my experience, the choice of fermenting vessels is up to the individual. A few import...
Fermenting vessels are the most important item to source for those wishing to embrace their inner fermentagious side! In my experience, the choice of fermenting vessels is up to the individual. A few important notes must be taken into account when choosing the optimal vessel to start your fermenting adventure.
Weights to use for vegetable ferments – as a beginner I would suggest to use glass jars filled with water, or ziplock bags filled with water. Weights can be purchased however are not essential items.
Good quality salt – I use either sea salt or pink Himalayan salt, stick with natural sources when it comes to salt in order to avoid any hidden preservatives or other nasty additives.
Filter water – heavily chlorinated water will not provide a conducive fermenting environment. Chlorine is added to our water source to kill any unwanted bacteria which in fermenting includes the good bacteria we are trying to nurture! Boiling water can help to evaporate the chlorine however I would recommend looking into sourcing a water filter. They can be expensive however a good quality water filter will ensure your water source is clean and free from any unwanted chemicals and elements.
Finding your groove when it comes to something new is always a bit of trial and error. Somethings will work perfectly the first time and some things may end up disastrous fails. Fermenting is all about finding a groove that works for you, when you find that groove the rest will follow.