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  Lesson 3: Step-By-Step Instructions

Instructions On How To Make Basic Fermented Veggies

Step 1

Make the basic brine by combining 4 cups of purified water with 2 tablespoons of sea salt. Set aside.

Step 2

Cut up the vegetables and place them in the jar. 

Step 3

Add spices and herbs to the jar with the veggies.

Step 4

Pour the brine into the jar until veggies are completely covered in brine.

Make sure the brine is at room temperature.

Step 5

Cover loosely with a lid so gas can escape while fermentation takes place.

Set on your counter away from direct sunlight for 5-7 days.

Stir the surface of the brine every few days or shake the jar up to prevent mold from forming on the surface.

Step 6

After 4 or 5 days the brine will become cloudy. Taste a veggie to see if it's ready. 

When you open the lid it should have a pleasant pickle/ sour smell. They should taste sour and be a little effervescent. If they are sour enough for you, store them in the refrigerator for the long term.

Otherwise allow them to ferment a little longer.

Pickles will last several months in the refrigerator. If brine gets low due to evaporation make more basic brine and top the jar off.