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Works as described. Easy to use and clean. Cost effective. I purchased 2 and have already made kim chi and sauerkraut. No mold, no problems on my 1st try. I am happy. Steven

- Steven

Fermented Vegetable Master: Gallon

SKU: 2500
Gallon Fermented Vegetable Master
$29.99

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Make fermenting vegetables easier! This gallon-size glass jar includes an airlock set-up which facilitates gas escaping your fermented vegetables while keeping air out. This allows you to make pickles, sauerkraut, and other fermented vegetables, fruits, and condiments while greatly reducing and often eliminating the threat of mold.

  • Glass jar
  • Plastic lid fitted with a rubber grommet (BPA free)
  • Airlock
  • Large ceramic fermentation weight
  • Extra solid lid for storage after fermentation is complete 
  • Container Dimensions: Height: 9.4" (with airlock 14") | Diameter: 6" | Mouth Diameter: 4.3"

 

Using the Fermented Vegetable Master with Fermentation Weights

Weights are ideal for whole or cut veggies. For shredded or very small pieces of cut up veggies, use multiple sets of weights, or use strips of a cabbage leaf crisscrossed over the top of the veggies and tucked down the sides of the jar. Ensure the cabbage strips are well submerged under the brine. For more tips on keeping your vegetables under the brine, check out our article, How to Keep Your Fermented Vegetables Submerged.

Note that this lid size and thread pattern is not compatible with canning jars lids.

Due to manufacturer source differences, the shape of the jar in the actual product may vary from the picture.

 

       
Jerri  

Why I Love This Product

My Fermented Vegetable Master has a special place in my kitchen. Fermenting veggies has never been easier with this handy airlock system. When the bounty is plenty, my FVM is extremely busy with cauliflower, carrots, cucumbers, cabbage for sauerkraut, tomatoes, and even fruit chutneys. Many times I have no recipe, just too many veggies! Simplicity is the best feature since I follow a generic ratio of 3 Tablespoons of celtic sea salt to 1 quart water for my brine. Throw in the veggies, cover it with the brine, and put on the lid. 3 to 10 days later, I’ve got an enzyme rich food that is well-preserved and won’t go to waste. It’s never failed me! Please read my blog post on how I ferment my garlic harvest…it’s breathtaking! 

http://blog.culturesforhealth.com/fermented-garlic-cloves/

 Jerri, Customer Support Representative

 

 



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45 Reviews For "Fermented Vegetable Master: Gallon"

  1. Great jar for the price--makes fermentation EASY!

    by Abby on 04 Thu,2013

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    We tried rigging up our own fermentation "crock" but the result was less than desirable. The whole thing was messy, and it was hard to keep the vegetables anaerobic. The texture of the kraut was mushy and the taste wasn't that palatable. Rather than give up on fermenting all together, we decided to purchase two Vegetable Masters. The results were delicious--the first time. And as a bonus, the jar is very easy to use. We love the taste of our fermented veggie medley and sauerkraut now and just ordered two more of the jars to keep up with our family's demand. We have 6 kids who love their ferments now! Thank you!

  2. Great products !!!

    by Green Diva on 11 Mon,2013

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    Items arrived very quickly. Products were exactly what I expected. The vegetable cultures are some of the best I have used. The vessel was simple and easy to use, No mold formed on top, however the 3 small weighted stones weren't adequate to keep the veggies from floating. I went out to my garden and found some bigger flat smooth surfaced river rocks, scrubbed them and they worked fantastic. Love your site and love your products !

  3. Fermented Vegetable Master: Gallon

    by Lily on 11 Thu,2013

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    I am having a ball using this for Making sauerkraut. Sure beats doing it the old fashion way. Thank you!

  4. superior product

    by Batya on 11 Mon,2013

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    This is a superior product. I used it to make fermented cabbage and it made the process very easy and it also made the outcome reliable, whereas before I had the jar it didn't always come out good. I also know that the right gases are leaving and coming in, so I don't have to guess about the quality of my food. I highly recommend it.

  5. Simple and Effective

    by Ed on 11 Thu,2013

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    Success the first time out! I tried making kraut to no avail time and again and finally found the right equipment. With live culture kraut $7 for 25 oz in L.A., the Vegetable Master paid for itself with the first batch. Well worth it!

  6. Awesome product

    by Texas Fermenter on 01 Fri,2014

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    This was my first time making sauerkraut and this product worked great. Only took 7 days and no mold. The idea of letting gases out but no air in is accomplished simply by the top of the fermenter. Very easy to set up.

  7. Good product. Considering getting another

    by Wabrif on 01 Tue,2014

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    Made my first batch of Kimchi and it worked without issue. Would recommend this to others.

  8. Happy Customer

    by Happy Customer on 01 Sat,2014

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    I purchased this over the holidays for some family and friends but kept one for myself. I am now officially addicted to fermented foods! Our favorite is to make fermented salsa. Great on chips and over eggs. The air-lock makes it so simple, never needing to touch it until it is done fermenting.

  9. Great Fermentor

    by Hud on 03 Sun,2014

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    This is hands down a great buy. I have made many items and never had a failure. Wonderful

  10. Wonderful!

    by Lisa on 05 Wed,2014

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    I got this primarily to start properly fermenting my green chile salsa and krauts and to do some other fresh veggie ferments.
    I love how easy it is and how well it works, my first batch of fermented fresh green chile salsa was amazing! I used to use other jars or one of my older crocks and keeping the fresher air out was nigh impossible. This works exceptionally well and takes up very little counter space for small kitchens.

  11. Fantastic

    by Bryan on 08 Mon,2014

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    Very simple and easy to use. Need weights with more mass and circumference.

  12. great product for a great price

    by pam on 10 Tue,2014

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    Very handy for fermenting. Easy to use.

  13. Great Product

    by Shawna on 11 Wed,2014

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    I really like this product! It was easy and a sure way to have a successful ferment.

  14. Worth the money

    by RMK on 11 Thu,2014

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    I know that it is possible to make gorgeous, healthy ferments without using something like this. However, after a year of cabbage leaves covers, burping jars, and constantly trying to weigh down errant veg- all with middling success- I decided to try things the easy way. I'm thrilled I did. The Fermented Vegetable Master is effortless to use and made the most delicious, consistent batch of sauerkraut I've ever had. I didn't have to anything. I just set it up and watched it bubble away on a high cool shelf: no white scum, no mold, no mushy texture. Very pleased. Honestly, if I added up all the ferments I had to toss because of concerning outcomes this item would probably already have paid for itself.

    It is true that, as others mentioned, that the ceramic weight doesn't do loads of work, but I didn't have any problems with the sauerkraut.

    Really valuable item in our home. Highly recommended.

  15. so far, so good!

    by Amanda on 11 Mon,2014

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    Currently on my second batch of sauerkraut, the first one turned out delicious :)

  16. Lovin' It!!

    by Carolyn on 12 Sat,2014

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    I used to help my parents make sauerkraut, but that was a long, long time ago. This is my first venture making it on my own. The smell of the "process" with an open (covered with a towel)kind of made me not want to try my own. Then cake Cultures For Health with the Fermented Vegetable Master...got my first batch working yesterday and can hardly wait to taste it!!

  17. Easy to use

    by Shawn on 03 Tue,2015

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    I have only made one batch of sauerkraut in it, but it turned out great. Very easy to use and no smelly kitchen. Thanks!

  18. Excellent!

    by Beck on 03 Thu,2015

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    The product is quality and the packaging was very good. We appreciate high standards. Thanks!

  19. love it

    by bg on 06 Sat,2015

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    I love this jar, have used it twice, once for Kimchi and once for sauerkraut It is so much easier than "burping" jars. The hardest thing for me, is to remember to check it - since I put it in a closet and "forget" it for a few days! I love that it comes with the weights too. I thought it was a bit pricey for a glass jar, but then I checked other sites! I definitely would recommend this for anyone fermenting!

  20. Great product

    by Steven on 08 Wed,2015

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    Works as described. Easy to use and clean. Cost effective. I purchased 2 and have already made kim chi and sauerkraut. No mold, no problems on my 1st try. I am happy. Steven

  21. Excellent!

    by drshernandi on 08 Sat,2015

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    A top-flite product from a top-flite company. All internet sales should be handled with the mixture of quality products at excellent prices and generosity of information that CFH offer.

    As a naturopathic physician, I know very well the importance of probiotic balance in the intestines. CFH really offers the chance for everyone to achieve health -- naturally and with consciousness.

  22. Very easy to use

    by sharmay on 11 Sun,2015

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    The setup is sooo easy and no tending required. This was my first attempt at making sauerkraut.

    I got the gallon size and decided right after ordering that I should have ordered the half gallon. I immediately tried to change the order but it was too late. I was told that I didn't have to fill the container.

    I put about a quarter of a cabbage with 1 tablespoon of salt, and used the large stone. It molded, so I will try more salt the next time since the recipe calls for 1 to 3 tablespoons of salt.

    I have not given up!

  23. sauerkraut first try

    by Darlene on 12 Sun,2015

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    I have to admit I feared fermenting food, This was my first try and it came out perfect...I have never tasted better! I followed instructions to the letter except I used half the salt. I used 2 set of weights and first covered with cabbage leave. Since my house is cooler than the ideal 72 degrees I wrapped a winter jacket around it and set in close proximity to heat vent for 10 days. I want another one!

  24. Awesome product! Easy to use!

    by Houkmark83 on 03 Wed,2016

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    Super easy to use! I made sauerkraut the day after I got this product in the mail. I highly recommend this product! Fast shipping...

  25. Nice product

    by KESM on 05 Sun,2016

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    The Veggie Master worked well, but I would have liked to have a larger weight to fit inside the jar. I was a little nervous about keeping the cabbage under the brine as it fermented, and overflowed the ceramic weight, but everything worked out fine. I now have a large quantity of delicious sauerkraut to enjoy!

  26. We love the crisp saurkraut!

    by Saurkraut Don on 01 Fri,2013

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    If you like saurkraut and never made it, you have to get this fermenter and make your own! The crisp saurkraut is soo much better than the canned stufff you buy t the store. I simply cut up two and a half heads of cabbage, sprinkled them with about two tablespoons of salt, and then packed it into the fermenter.

    Hint: When I made my first batch, I only used one head of cabbage and didn't pack it enough. for the second batch I cut up two and a half heads of cabbage, sprinkled it with salt, and hand mixed it in a large bowl for about five minutes before packing. This helps to draw out the water from the cabbage. My tip for packing is to use your fist to "punch" the cabbage down. By packing it tighter, the cabbage stays below the water. I then left it on the counter for about two weeks. I love making a boiled dinner of sausage, potatoes, onions, and carrots. After cooking the other vegetable to desired tenderness, I like them a little crunchy, I added the saurkraut for about the last five minutes. That way it was heated through, but still had the crunchiness that I love in the homemade kraut. I'm going to keep a batch brewing all the time and am never going back to the canned kraut!

  27. Excellent Saurkraut

    by Katka on 02 Wed,2013

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    This fermenter produced the best saurkraut I've ever made. Up until now, I had made a couple of batches in a ceramic crock but always had issues with mould. The research I did said mould was common but it grossed me out.

    With this system there were no mould issues. None. The cabbage fermented beautifully, the brine stayed clear, and the saurkraut tastes fantastic.

    My only complaint is that the mouth of the jar is a bit narrow. I don't have large hands but, even though I mixed the cabbage and salt together in a big bowl before loading it into the jar, I found it a bit awkward to pack in. But this is a minor issue and I'm really pleased I made this purchase.

  28. Easy to make now

    by Di on 11 Sat,2013

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    Just finished making two jars full of fermented vegetables! Loved how this worked for me. Was so easy to use. So much easier than using the old time crock. Easy to check on what is inside the jar. Love the crispness and flavor. Will need to start the next batch soon as these won't last long. Store bought kraut is out!

  29. Great system

    by van on 12 Tue,2013

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    I like the way the jars are set up its easy to start a batch of kraut. I have no problem with mold I do wish the mouth of the jar was a little larger its hard to find weight to fit into the jar.

  30. Fantastic!

    by MelanieC on 02 Sat,2014

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    I wanted to try culturing my own vegetables, but the whole process seemed intimidating. This kit made it so easy, and the results were perfect and delicious the first time. The vegetables were so popular that I'm probably going to have to acquire another gallon kit.

  31. Great product, needs a gasket, combined single weight

    by jim on 03 Sun,2014

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    It's a nice system, easy to use and a good value. I think it could be improved if a reusable gasket was included with the airlock lid. Even if I tighten the lid down to near breaking (and I'm a big guy with strong hands), I cannot get it to seal enough to force the gas up through the airlock. And, instead of the three small glass weights that mine came with, I'd prefer just one bigger one, sized to just barely fit through the opening. The smaller ones like to slide around in the brine as the fermentation makes the veggies rise. But I am otherwise very satisfied with it and highly recommend

  32. Excellent product

    by Adelina on 04 Tue,2014

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    We have already used it for fermenting a batch of sauerkraut and it works wonderful- produced the best tasting sauerkraut out there. We love the quality and ease of use- thanks for the recipes too!

  33. Great Product

    by RRL on 09 Sun,2015

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    Overall a quality product. Would be nice if ceramic weight had more "heft", but all and all a good set up and convenient size. Key to "stink free" and "scum free" sauerkraut is contact to NO AIR. This setup handles that problem easily. Just remember to give a lot of head room...those first couple days of fermenting really creates extra brine, which will bubble over if not enough head room.

    I recommend this product.

  34. changed my life!

    by Craige on 09 Sat,2015

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    I'm so glad I went ahead and got the gallon jar instead of the half gallon since for just a few bucks more I can make tons of pickles or kraut or whatever delicious item I want to from the CFH lacto-ferment cookbook. My first foray was the cortido (LatAm kraut) and it was loved by all. It's almost gone now and I will definitely make it again. I've been busily making basic dill cucumber pickles as the cucumber season draws to a close. I look forward to making other kinds of kraut as well as kimchi in the fall.

    Not only have I saved tons of money on fermented foods, but I know my husband and I are eating probiotic rich foods with zero preservatives. I might consider investing in a second one so I can have 2 different batches going at once. I'm addicted!!!

  35. loved this product with only one small criticism

    by Sharyn on 11 Sat,2013

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    I have used the fermentation jar once and it made absolutely great pickles - in fact, they were perfect and I am very very pleased. Plus it was easy to make them, and the jar looked cool during the process. My only criticism is that the weights do not work well - they are so small they want to fall down into the jar. I managed to use them by placing a small lid under them to keep them from getting lost. I suggest that they be re-designed, as the cukes do need to be held below surface of liquid. Otherwise this is a great product!

  36. Works great

    by Coastal Grannie on 10 Sat,2015

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    I have never made better sauerkraut! I look forward to making many more fermented things - apple cider vinegar, cranberry vinegar, etc.

  37. PERFECT USE, imperfect material.

    by sy on 02 Wed,2014

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    Arrived in a week, items in perfect condition, applied, used easily.

  38. Very Good

    by joycoach on 01 Thu,2013

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    I did some research before choosing this method of fermenting vegetables. I wanted to make a smaller amount before investing in a large crock. I am satisfied. There was no mold formation on the top of my liquid. I look forward to trying again with a different culture.

  39. good for the money

    by RB on 11 Sat,2013

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    Now that I know that I can get the jar local, I can probably just go with the topper. The topper is pretty cheap plastic but will hold up if you are careful with it. On a note, the directions that came with the jar for fermenting... I would look online for more information if you have never made kraut before.

  40. Low shipping cost!

    by Erica on 03 Fri,2014

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    I just used this product, and have yet to rate it accurately...I'm sure it will be a great product!

    I'm so pleased that your shipping rate is dirt cheap for such a heavy and large item,..thank you!!

  41. Kraut trouble

    by I don't have one on 08 Wed,2015

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    It has been 3 weeks and it is finally starting to taste like kraut. Weights just sank to bottom so top is turning brown. Disappointing.

    Response from CFH: Please contact Customer Support for assistance, as we'd love to help!

  42. It's Ok

    by Aaron on 12 Thu,2013

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    Does it work? Perfectly.
    Can you make your own for less than $5? Absolutely.
    What sold me on this product was the glass weights. Turns out they are a bit of a joke.
    I'll use this product a lot, but had I been able to see and touch it in a store I would not have made the purchase. I would have opted to fashion my own with parts from a home brewery store.

  43. bad design

    by LG on 12 Sun,2015

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    The lead do not make a seal with the glass jar, It does not have a silicon gasket and the plastic cap only screw a turn, so the air go out and in between the cap and the glass jar the airlock is only a decorative thing with not function at all.
    It is the same as making the fermentation in a mason jar u other jar with a regular lose cap.
    waste of money, will try to return it.

    Response from CFH: The Fermented Vegetable Master units work very efficiently to culture vegetables. We are happy to work with you to ensure the best results with your cultured vegetables projects. Just let us know!

  44. Could be good if they didn't scrimp

    by John L on 01 Tue,2016

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    The unit is provided without an under lid sealing gasket so it is hard plastic on glass. It did not provide a good seal no matter how hard I twisted it and I had blue mold under the lid when I opened my first batch. This is far too much to pay for an inadequate device. I can do as well with an open crock or jar from the recycling bin. When I contacted the seller I was told this is how it comes. For this price you can provide a rubber or soft plastic gasket.

    Response from CFH: Mold is common when making cultured vegetables, but the batch may still be okay to consume. Please contact Customer Support before discarding any products. Many products are salvageable.

  45. not what I expected

    by Kim on 10 Sun,2015

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    I purchased this product because I assumed that the pieces would all work together. The weight does not cover the entire surface area of the glass container, so vegetables can float up to the top and get moldy. I had to throw away a bunch of my cucumbers because of this. I could just have easily used a glass container that I already had and a plate instead of purchasing this product combination.

    Response from CFH: Please Note: Weights are ideal for whole or cut veggies. For shredded or very small pieces of cut up veggies, use multiple sets of weights, or use strips of a cabbage leaf crisscrossed over the top of the veggies and tucked down the sides of the jar. Ensure the cabbage strips are well submerged under the brine.

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  • From Stephanie at 8/10/2015 3:18 PM
  • From Paulette at 7/27/2015 9:23 PM
    • Can the pickles be made without the airlock?
      How long can the sauerkraut and pickles be kept in the refrigerator safely?
      Can the German crock be used to make pickles in?
      Does the German crock have an air lock like the 1/2 and whole gallon crocks?
    • Pickles can be made without an airlock, use an airtight lid and loosen the lid several times a day to release the pressure. The length of storage time depends on the vegetables and storage temperature. The general rule for fermented food is that you never consume anything that smells or tastes unpleasant.
      The German crock can be used for pickles. The crock does not have an airlock, it has a small area that can be filled with water. The water reservoir keeps mold spores, fruit flies, etc. out while allowing the carbon dioxide to escape.

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  • From Eve at 3/18/2015 3:24 PM
    • Hi - I got this as a gift. I noticed liquid escapes around the bottom rim of the lid, not so much from the airlock. Is there a way to prevent this, or is this just supposed to happen? I screwed the lid on really tight, but it happens anyway, so I just keep the jar in a pan to catch all the juices.
    • Keeping something underneath is a good idea. It can happen, so it's not unusual. Try making sure the unit is not too full, and if 1" of headspace is not enough, consider making more headspace the next time!
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  • From Isaac Rivera at 2/7/2015 6:58 PM
    • Are the ceramic weights heavy metal (lead, cadmium) free? Heavy metal ions are leached by acids.
    • The weights are certified lead-free. They are made from a blend of:
      Red Art, a base clay containing iron oxide, salt, and feldspars
      AP Fire Clay
      Gold Art, a base clay
      Om4 Ball Clay
      Feldspar
      Grog
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  • From Joan at 6/15/2014 11:12 AM
    • I am making sauerkraut for the first time, and the kraut liquid is in my airlock, and overflowed into the pan the vegetable master is sitting in. Do I just leave it or empty out the airlock?
    • You can empty/rinse the airlock and replace it back on the lid. You could also leave it, but rinsing and cleaning it later might be harder depending on how long you plan on fermenting.
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  • From Joan at 6/15/2014 11:12 AM
    • I am making sauerkraut for the first time, and the kraut liquid is in my airlock, and overflowed into the pan the vegetable master is sitting in. Do I just leave it or empty out the airlock?
    • You can rinse/empty out the airlock, and then replace it. It's also ok to leave it until you are done fermenting, but it may be harder to clean depending on how long the kraut liquid sits there.
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  • From B at 4/22/2014 9:51 PM
    • If you use the weights to keep the cabbage submerged, what is the purpose of using the air lock? Is it simply to reduce the growth of mold? Will mold still grow when using the airlock?
    • While the chance of mold is reduced by using an airlock, there is still a possibility of it developing.
      Another reason to use weights is to improve the flavor and texture of the finished product. Any vegetables above the brine tend to discolor and have a less satisfactory texture.
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  • From Joell Calcagno at 2/20/2014 7:00 PM
    • Does this jar prevent the smell from escaping into the house?
    • The water seal in the airlock allows the fermentation gases to escape, so there may be some aroma surrounding the jar. However, properly culturing vegetables should not give off an unpleasant aroma.
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  • From Heather at 2/19/2014 6:41 PM
    • Hi,
      I usually make my saurkraut in a container that allows air in. Can you make saurkraut in an airless container?
      Thanks,
      Heather
    • You may make sauerkraut in an airless container, as long as you burp the jar daily to allow the fermentation gases to escape.
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  • From Lucy at 1/4/2014 1:56 PM
    • Can I use this along with a vegetable culture starter?
    • Yes, a starter culture may be added to the vegetables, if desired, when using the Fermented Vegetable Master.
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