Tools to Use

Fermenting Weights–A Comparison

I saw a friend use a water-filled plastic baggy as a weight in her ferment. I was concerned. I mean, ...

Fermenting with Dead Sea Salts

Ever read the "How Things Work" kind of books? I love them. This post is one of those types of ...

What is Kahm Yeast & Is it safe?

As a newbie fermenter, I came across kahm yeast and promptly threw everything out. I wish I knew then what ...

How to Avoid 3 Common Fermenting Mistakes

Although traditional fermenting is pretty straightforward, making certain mistakes is easy. It’s important to pay attention, because making these mistakes can ...

Why Use an Airlock for Fermenting Vegetables

The process of fermenting food is not a new technique when it comes to food preservation. Evidence indicates that early ...

What is the best salt for fermenting foods

Health food enthusiasts know that generic table salt isn't the best food choice. Sea salt, Himalayan salt, and others grace ...

Do you have to sterilize your fermenting jars

We live in a sterile age. The market is bombarded with bleach of every scent, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizers, and more. ...

Can You Ferment Different Foods in the Same Room

The other day a friend of mine popped over with some old wine that had turned. He told me he ...

Can You Ferment Food in Cold Weather

Why, oh why is my sauerkraut not fermenting already? What on earth is the holdup? I gazed in frustration at ...

How to Safely Store Fermented Foods

Nothing is more frustrating than putting up a supply of food for the winter and having it go bad. Whether ...