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Newbie to Fermentation

Postby honeybadgergrrl on Tue May 12, 2020 4:33 pm

Hi all! I am new to fermentation, but I have been cooking for a long time. I'm excited to learn from everyone here!

Maybe stupid question - so, when you weigh down your ferment with a cabbage leaf, does the cabbage leaf also have to be covered by liquid?
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Re: Newbie to Fermentation

Postby Christopher Weeks on Thu May 14, 2020 1:15 pm

Welcome to Wild Fermentation.

Yeah, it's best if everything is under brine.
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Re: Newbie to Fermentation

Postby honeybadgergrrl on Fri May 15, 2020 10:29 am

Thanks! I thought so, so I added a little water (not much) to top it off.

Also, I did a batch of what I am hoping will end up being half sour pickles. I had to use dried dill because my garden dill died and there wasn't any at the store. The dried dill has floated to the top. Will this be a problem? I don't see how I can keep tiny bits of dried dill submerged.
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Re: Newbie to Fermentation

Postby Christopher Weeks on Fri May 15, 2020 11:53 am

Wrap it in a little square of cheese cloth or even just cotton fabric, tied shut.
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Re: Newbie to Fermentation

Postby honeybadgergrrl on Sat May 16, 2020 2:00 pm

Smart idea! Thanks!
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