Yes, you should make your own ferments!

Fermentation has been around for thousands of years and can be accomplished with very little experience or technical support.

There are a few rules:

The vegetables must be submerged under liquid at all times

The temperature should be between 55ºF and 75ºF

There must be a way for CO2 to escape

Salt - either 0.4 ounces by weight per pound of vegetables or 1 ounce by weight per 1 quart of water.

The rest is up to you

Chop the vegetables to your liking 

Add your favorite spices

Weigh it and mix in the correct amount of salt.

Gently massage it and pack into a container.

Place something on top to hold it under water ( a small lid for example)

Place a lid with an airlock or a cloth cover.

Hold it warm until it is yummy.

Normally 3 days minimum, 6 weeks maximum.

Check it often and refrigerate when you like it.



Andy Copleman
Andy Copleman


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September 06, 2016

Hi, yes, I totally agree- everyone should learn to make their own fermented foods! They taste great and are super easy- you don’t even need to be a good cook, Check out even more great recipes here:

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