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This is our second Set that we put together.
Our Fermentation Set includes the following:
- a 3 Liter or 5 Liter glass jar equipped with an airlock
- natural stones to use as weights (cleaned and disinfected)
- 1kg of unrefined Atlantic sea salt
- a wooden Sauerkraut Stomper
- Sauerkraut pictorial booklet
In this blog we will try to convince you to go ahead and pick our Set, instead of picking one of the few other ones currently available through some online retailers.
For that reason we have checked all the available sets on the market.
Three of the retailers that offer Fermentation Sets offer almost exactly the same Set.
It is a modified variation of the so called Masontops Complete Fermentation Kit for Vegetables which can be checked here
One of the first things that we have noticed is the size of the main fermentation jar(s).
In those sets the included jars are no bigger than 1 liter (in sets with one jar) or even 0.5 liter (in those sets usually two jars are included).
These jars use the silicon cover that we have already discussed in our "The Best Fermentation Jar" blog entry.
There's also one bigger set that is available online.
It is a 3 Liter (one jar) Kilner Fermentation Set. That particular jar we have also compared in the above mentioned blog entry.
Our Set comes with a booklet in German (if you would like to get the booklet in English, please let us know and we will e-mail one to you in PDF format).
In the booklet you will find a recipe for a Sauerkraut. The recipe has step-by-step pictures to help you with your first ferment. You can use this recipe as a blue print for various Sauerkraut variations and also for other lacto-fermented vegetables.
If you need some inspiration, you can check out our other blog entries that are related to all the ferments that we produce.
All of them can be made with this Set.
With the Set you will get a wooden Sauerkraut Stomper.
It is a time proven, useful tool to help extract the juices out of cabbage or other vegetables.
We also use a Stomper to bruise our vegetables, but since we make a lot bigger batches (that you would at home), ours is a lot bigger.
You could obviously use your hands to squeeze the salted vegetables, but this particular tool saves a lot of time & energy.
As far as other sets that are available on the market, they also offer something similar.
Similar, as the thick "Stomper" seems to have one function only: to push the vegetables into those small fermentation jars.
If you tried to use it the way we do, the shape of that Stomper is not practical and it would be difficult to pound the vegetables with it for five to ten minutes.
To help you keep your vegetables under the brine, you will find natural stones included in the Set. Those we also use extensively and we have also written a blog entry about them.
Other set usually offer glass weights that fit those small fermentation jars.
Next item that comes with the Set is the unrefined Atlantic sea salt.
Salt is very important in vegetable lacto-fermentation, as it creates a special environment in which the Lactobacillus bacteria can survive and multiply.
You will get a 1kg package of this salt, which will be enough for your next few ferments.
This particular salt is exactly the same salt that we use in all of our ferments and this salt is also available in stores like BIO Company, and through online retailers.
To find out more about this sea salt and which other types of salt you can use in fermentation, please click here
So these are all the items that are included in our Set.
Now that you already know what's in our Set, let's take a look at some current prices.
Majority of other sets stay in the range of 50-60 Euro.
Our 3 L one is 42 Euros and the 5 L one is 47 Euros!
These are the best prices for the best Fermentation Sets out there.
Plus you can join our Facebook group "Fermented Life" to get further help or to find some more inspiration on your fermentation journey.
To make your first batch of Sauerkraut or any other fermented vegetable, you will also need few other items. But those you should already have at home.
Below is a short list:
- a wooden cutting board (we don't recommend plastic ones as you will always end up with tiny pieces of plastic inside your vegetables
- a sharp knife
- vegetable peeler
- a wooden or stainless steel bowl
- vegetable grater
- and in case you don't want to use a knife, you can use a Sauerkraut shredder (or a Mandoline slicer, or any other machine that will slice the vegetables for you)
We hope that this blog entry was helpful & that you have picked what we consider to be the best Fermentation Set on the market - our Set!
To purchase our set, please click on the link below:
To buy our Milk Kefir Set, please click here
To buy our Water Kefir Set, please click here
To buy our Kombucha Set, please click here