Ferment yourself at home with this sauerkraut/kim-chi/vegetable fermenting kit. We’ve put together the best fermenting kit that we’ve been able to find, it includes: Glass Jar, Airlock, Pounder, Glass Weight, Salt and Instructions.
This kit is the same as the Sauerkraut Fermenting Kit with the addition of a one-of-a-kind, hand made pounder. See more information on the pounder below.
Ferment yourself at home with this sauerkraut/kim-chi/vegetable fermenting kit. Over the last 8 years we’ve tried fermenting in everything and with everything. We’ve tried fermenting on a small scale and a large scale. We’ve put together the best fermenting kit that we’ve been able to find.
Glass is the perfect material in which to ferment. As the veggies ferment they become pretty acidic (up to a PH of 3.5); if you ferment in plastic the acidifying veggies leach flavour and chemicals from plastic over the (recommended) month of fermentation. Glass is great because you can see what your veggies are unto during their month of fermentation . This jar has a wide mouth to make it easier when packing the veggies in and it’s just the right size to fit in your fridge door once the fermenting is done.
An airlock is essential when fermenting fruit or veggies. You don’t want fresh air to get into your Sauerkraut or mould WILL grow (nasty stuff, even if you scrape it off the spores go everywhere!) usually after 3 – 5 days. The problem is that veggies create carbon dioxide as they’re fermenting which can cause a tightly sealed container to explode if the gases can’t release. This airlock lets gases out, without letting air in. This airlock is also a single piece of food-grade silicon which can be easily cleaned and cared for. Other airlocks we’ve tried have 7 pieces that are impossible to clean, and rubber o-rings that break and start leaking. This airlock has made our fermenting life easy.
This glass weight helps to hold the veggies down so they don’t putrefy or oxidise during the fermentation.
Salt is essential to stop the veggies from putrefying as they slowly transform into Sauerkraut or Kim Chi. We’ll supply enough for your first batch.
To ensure that things go smoothly using this fermenting kit we’ve included instructions. These instructions provide step-by-step instructions, teaching you how to ferment Sauerkraut and Pickles. They also have some suggestions of other vegetable combinations that you can try.
We do not sell any starter cultures for fermenting vegetables. Wild Fermentation (that’s just creating an environment in which all the locally sourced, naturally existing bacteria that live on any vegetable, can multiply and propagate) gives better flavours and higher number of bacteria. Wild fermentation takes time (Approximately 25 days at an average temperature of 25C). All the fermented vegetables that we sell are fermented wildly.
|Dimensions||12 × 12 × 22 cm|