This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.


No announcement yet.

My First Foray into Lacto-Fermentation

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    My First Foray into Lacto-Fermentation

    I've been thinking about making my own hot sauces, pickles, sauerkraut, etc., but the recipe for Hot Pulled Pork I posted pushed me over the edge and I bought a great kit from Masontops.com. Today I started 3 batches:
    1. Jalapenos, Spartan Apple, Red Onion, and Garlic. This I will turn into a hot sauce once the fermentation is complete.
    2. Plain Sauerkraut. Just cabbage and salt. Not sure how this is going to turn out as I got lazy and used the shredding wheel on my food processor. I should have probably used the slicing wheel or better still, just my chef knife.
    3. Sauerkraut with 2 of the 3 Cayenne Peppers I managed to harvest this year.
    Hopefully I manage to grow only the good bacteria. 👌🤔

    Click image for larger version

Name:	fermentationkit.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	33.8 KB
ID:	1128457 Click image for larger version

Name:	jalapenosand apple.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	30.2 KB
ID:	1128459 Click image for larger version

Name:	sauerkraut.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	27.6 KB
ID:	1128458

    This is on my list of things to do soon!


    • pkadare
      pkadare commented
      Editing a comment
      I'll keep you posted. Can't wait until the spring so I can get some locally grown pickling cucumbers and make some 1/2 and full sours!

    • Argoboy
      Argoboy commented
      Editing a comment
      Good luck, I make fermented hot sauce every year with peppers i grow it is not difficult to do, I have also done fermented garlic but the garlic smell was over powering.

    It’s fun, and quite easy to make hot sauce. Here is a jar of Habanero in a brine for a few months, ready anytime now to make some hot sauce. Good luck. Click image for larger version

Name:	42BAC70A-0961-4DC4-A4B8-CD2958CE7B6B.jpeg
Views:	87
Size:	169.1 KB
ID:	1128471


      Cool! I made an attempt at sauerkraut a while back, but failed miserably. Need to have another go. Lacto fermentation is great!


        My Husband spent an absolute fortune on various crocks to make sour kraut and pickles and had varied success with them. I found him a Crazy Korean crock and he has had 100 percent success since beginning to use it. It truly is a fill it and forget it kind of process AND very easy to store out of the way.
        Compared to the price of crockery pots it is a steal.
        Last edited by Debra; November 18, 2021, 03:22 PM.


          Awesome - based on Hot Pork post, I also bought a fermentation starter kit but haven't had a chance to bust it out yet and likely wont be able to until January but also planning on a hot sauce being the first thing I make... likely something habanero based
          Last edited by shify; November 18, 2021, 03:55 PM.


            Two more batches of fermentation today. A 2 L batch of some assorted superhots, jalapenos, onion, Garlic, black peppercorns, and mango, along with what I thought were plums but it turns out they are "Apriplums". This batch I did with no brine, just salt and then vacuum sealed. Supposed to be a great method for fermentation.

            Click image for larger version

Name:	20211119_101243.jpg
Views:	39
Size:	97.1 KB
ID:	1128843
            Click image for larger version

Name:	20211119_093437.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	67.2 KB
ID:	1128842



            No announcement yet.
            Rubs Promo


            These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

            These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

            Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

            A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

            Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

            Green Mountain’s portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it’s also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

            Click here to read our detailed review and to order

            Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

            Fireboard Labs Product Photo Shoot. Kansas City Commercial Portrait and Wedding Photographers ©Kevin Ashley Photography

            With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.
            Click here to read our detailed review

            GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

            GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

            Click here for more about what makes these grates so special

            Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

            The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.
            Click here for our review of this superb smoker

            The Efficiency Of A Kamado Plus The Flexibility Of The Slow ‘N Sear Insert

            kamado grill
            Built around SnS Grill’s patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle accessory, this 22-inch kamado is a premium ceramic grill that brings true 2-zone cooking to a kamado.

            Click here for our article on this exciting cooker

            The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

            The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.

            Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them

            The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

            Napoleon’s 22″ Pro Cart Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It’s hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the 22″ Pro Cart a viable alternative.

            Click here for more about what makes this grill special