Welcome to Gutsy Ferments

Here at Gutsy we're all about food that's made for your gut. We wildly ferment local, organic veggies in oak barrels for a pretty long time (around 4 weeks).

As far as we can tell we're the only oak barrel fermented Sauerkraut (and Kimchi) in Australia. We use oak barrels because the only really viable alternatives (plastic barrels and stainless steel drums) can leach undesirable flavours and chemicals into the fermenting veggies. Also, how sustainable is stainless steel and plastic?

Many other companies ferment their veggies for just a few days, that's easy. Good things take time. We ferment for weeks. This long fermentation create delicious complex flavours. Time also gives our friendly bacteria a chance to do their thing. How long has your sauerkraut been fermented?

We're also constantly playing around with other fermented things. Check out our online shop to see what we've been up to.
January 12, 2019

About Gutsy – How we Ferment our Vegetables

From our decade long experience of fermenting, we have learned a few important rules for successful fermentation. Having dabbled with many different types of fermented […]
November 24, 2018
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About Gutsy – Why Organic Food

Why We Produce Organic Food Here at Gutsy Ferments we believe that whatever we make should be organic food.  The only food that we make […]
November 21, 2018
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Does homemade Sauerkraut Contain Alcohol?

Does Homemade Sauerkraut Contain Alcohol? People have asked this question a surprising number of of times, “does homemade sauerkraut contain alcohol”?  Does Gutsy Sauerkraut contain […]

Gutsy Ferments – Made for your Gut