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Fermentation Set by Bärbucha / English

Aktualisiert: 11. Okt. 2023

This is our second Set that we have put together.

The first one, was our Kombucha Set, which is available with instructions in two languages: German and English.

Fermentation Set by Bärbucha Fermenterei
Fermentation Set by Bärbucha Fermenterei

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 which are 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.

Bärbucha's Fermentation Jars in action.

Our Set contains one bigger jar and you can choose between a set with a 3 liter jar, and one with a 5 liter jar.

We've been using those jars extensively and we have wrote a blog entry about them which you can find here: German and English.

More Fermentation Jars at Café Bärbucha

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).

Sauerkraut Booklet by Bärbucha Fermenterei

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 and 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.

This blog entry is available in two languages: German and English.

Other sets usually offer glass weights that fit those small fermentation jars.

Next item that comes with our 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 45 Euros and the 5 L one is 49 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:

Fermentation Set from Bärbucha Fermenterei


2023 update!

The prices listed in the above blog relate to the year when this post was published (2021).

Due to the rising prices of glass products, we had to raise the prices of our sets.

For current prices, please check our online shop!


Our new Plus Set!

For those who are looking for inspiration and for those who want to taste Sauerkraut before making their own, we have put together a second Set called Fermentation Set Plus.

With this Set, you will receive 4 jars (175 gr each) of different Sauerkraut variations.

Any one of them can inspire you flavor-wise, or at least can give you an idea how a well-made and properly fermented Sauerkraut should taste like.

To buy our Fermentation Set Plus, please click below:


Below are links to our other Sets that might interest you...

To buy our Milk Kefir Set, please click below:

Milk Kefir Set - Bärbucha Fermenterei

To buy our Water Kefir Set, please click below:

Water Kefir Set - Bärbucha Fermenterei

To buy our Kombucha Set, please click below:

Kombucha Set - Bärbucha Kombucha

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