How to Master the Art of Fermentation – Part 2 – Anaerobic Fermentation
In today’s vodcast, I chat about how to master the art of fermentation when making anaerobic ferments. Anaerobic fermentation occurs without the presence of air or oxygen.
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Art of Fermentation Member Series
Probably the two areas that I get the most questions about are sourdough starters and vegetable ferments. I’ve already completed a three-part series on sourdough starter, so now I thought it was time to start another in-depth three-part series, but this time on the topic of fermentation.
I’ve already published part one of this series, where I shared an overview of the fermentation process. So if you’ve not had a chance to watch that video, be sure to do so, and then join us in part two of this series.
In today’s video, part two, I share all about the basics of anaerobic fermentation, and I talk about how to make sauerkraut as an example.
Lacto-fermentation is one of the most common types of anaerobic fermentation. As you grow in your knowledge and confidence of the anaerobic fermentation process, try your hand at making sauerkraut. This recipe is one of the most popular lacto-ferments for beginners to start with. And with my secret ingredient, I’m confident that you will be successful! 😉
Next, you can graduate to making other lacto-fermented anaerobic ferments, including carrots, salsa, and beet kvass.
When it comes to being successful at making ferments, the salt you use is so important. Be sure to watch the following video to learn about the best salts to use for your ferment.
The one concern I hear the most from new fermenters is that their ferments are too salty! But take heart. In the following video, I share why your ferment may initially taste salty, but how the fermentation process will change over time to create something quite tasty.
In addition to saltiness, I also get a host of other questions about ferments, including how to keep fermented pickles crisp. No problem. I share a little-known trick that will ensure that your fermented pickles and other veggies stay crisp and tasty. Plus, I answer all your other pressing ferment questions! 😊
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Although you don’t need any special equipment to start making ferments, the Masontops kit can help you simplify the process and enable you to create your ferment successfully. In my Masontops unboxing video, I show you my Masontops Complete Mason Jar Fermentation Kit and go over everything the kit includes.
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