Introduction to Preserving
Making Quick Pickles
Making Quick Jams: Refrigerator or Freezer Jam
How to Can Tomatoes
How to Can Pickles
How to Can Jam and Jelly
Salting and Brining
Thanks for the article, I hope you will be able to answer my question I know this article is from a while back. Would any glass do? I've got plenty glass jars with plastic lids but I've heard plastic doesn't go to well when fermenting drinks and would it be ok if the jar is tightly shut throughout the fermentation period without opening it. Thanks
I made this twice and the first time it turned out as described but the second time it didn't build any pressure in the jar, nor do I see the same level of bubbles. Otherwise it looks the same. Think it's safe to drink?
I am brand new to this and would love to try. i am looking for jars such as the ones pictured but cannot find them at Amazon or Walmart. Where can they be purchased? Thanks.
Hi Julie, You can find these 1/2 gallon jars at gardening stores or hardware stores. Good luck! They come with metal lids but usually the plastic ones are for sale separately.
Do you have to worry about keeping the fruit submerged under the water the whole time? I have never done any of this before but have become fascinated by the idea of fermented stuff recently and a lot of the articles I've read about sauerkraut & other stuff have info about weights & water bags to hold things under water. Using a 1/2 gallon mason jar for this, I used a rice cooker's little plastic cup and it worked pretty well under the jar's lid to push the fruit down. Thanks, great article!
Hi Johnny, You don't have to worry about keeping the fruit under the water because you will be shaking it a few times a day. With sauerkraut, you don't shake it so it's important to have all the little pieces under the brine. Using anything like the little plastic cup works fine when the fruit or veggies need to be under the brine.
Can you take a shot of the fruit kvass or does it have to be mixed with water? (You mentioned to take it easy so I don't want to cause any unnecessary discomfort.) I bet pomegranate/beet would be delish! Thanks for the recipe!
You could probably do a shot. But do be cautious. When I first started drinking the fruit kvass, I began putting more and more kvass and less water in my drink. The woman who taught me how to make it was doing the same. We both started to experience some stomach discomfort so we went back to a splash and haven't had any problems since.