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How to Make Lacto-Fermented Pickles

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WHAT YOU NEED


Equipment

  • Fermentation Jar

  • Fermentation Weight

  • Lid

  • Airlock

Included Ingredients

  • Kosher Salt

  • 1 Black Tea Bag



Let's Get Started
Step-by-Step Instructions


Note:

This is a helpful intro recipe to fermented hot sauce. We have many more fermented pickle recipes available in our Field Guide.

1.

Wash and trim blossom side of cucumbers. Chill in ice bath for 20 minutes.

2.

Dissolve 2 tablespoons salt in 1 quart of water to make the brine.

3.

Pack cucumbers, tea bag, and any spices into fermentation jar. Pour brine over to cover. Add fermentation weight. You want the packed cucumbers to be completely submerged when weighted.

Questions about fermentation weights? Check out our Fermentation Weight Guide.

4.

Top with lid and airlock (Need help? Check out our Guide to Using an Airlock).

5.

Let ferment for 3 days at room temperature out of direct sunlight, brine will turn from clear to cloudy. Taste pickles after 3 days. If you want them to be more sour, leave for another 1-2 days before moving to the fridge. Pickles are ready to eat immediately, but we like them even more after a week and will keep refrigerated for at least 2 months.


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