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Old 07-09-2011, 03:14 PM   #31
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i have a really big jar and i weigh pickles down by wedging in a tupperwear lid just the right size to fit into the jar, and then i put a little clay cup on top if it keeps rising anyways. i notice that larger jars are more likely to get a little moldy (which is ok, these are not bad molds, they can be skimmed off). smaller jars don't tend to do that, go figure.

i didn't think you were supposed to close the lids tight? I thought the ferments needed to "breathe" ?
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:48 PM   #32
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I have a question (and I can start my own thread if this is not the right place to ask). I have strong reactions to any sugar and have been eating only low-medium carb fruits and veggies. How does fermenting change the way the body responds to the foods? I'm so intriged but I'm a little too afraid to try without more information.
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:57 PM   #33
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i didn't think you were supposed to close the lids tight? I thought the ferments needed to "breathe" ?
I always close them tight. I know they still breathe some because they leak.
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I have a question (and I can start my own thread if this is not the right place to ask). I have strong reactions to any sugar and have been eating only low-medium carb fruits and veggies. How does fermenting change the way the body responds to the foods? I'm so intriged but I'm a little too afraid to try without more information.
I don't have any scientific data but I've noticed I don't like or crave really sweet foods very much since I've been eating more fermented foods. I still eat chocolate very so often though.
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:08 PM   #35
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So these are total newbie questions, but do the veggies taste alcoholic? Or more vinegar-y like a pickle? Can you over-ferment something to the point where it's gone bad? How do I know the bacterial cultures are safe to eat raw and not going to give me some dreaded disease?
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So these are total newbie questions, but do the veggies taste alcoholic? Or more vinegar-y like a pickle? Can you over-ferment something to the point where it's gone bad? How do I know the bacterial cultures are safe to eat raw and not going to give me some dreaded disease?
No, not alcoholic. Have you ever had Bubbies pickles? That's what they taste like. Briney and sour and satisfying an ancient craving you didn't even know you had ...

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It might get bad after a few years. Maybe. . It just gets more sour with time. It's a far better preservation method than modern methods. Cheaper too.
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abbi, watch these http://www.youtube.com/user/CorganicTV#p/p
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I am not an auditory learner (I follow movies/tv best with cc, fortunatly for dh they are available for LOST on Netflix ), is this info summerized somewhere? I watched the first one and it was about GAPS, is that what all 6 videos are about? I am concvinced GAPS works and I do think it would help me but I am not ready to make the commitment yet. I do want to know if I can eat fermented carrots without having a sugar-induced rage day the next day.
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Abbi - You'd benefit from drinking the juice. So maybe start there? Just a teaspoon a day and work your way up. That's what I would do.
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So the juice no longer has carbs, they have been converterted to alcohol?
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I made some lactofermented applesauce and I *think* it said 3 days. I know it's hot here, but it's been 2 days. When I tasted it yesterday it was delicious. Today it tastes like alcohol. Given C's previous ability to convert ALL sugars even fruit to alcohol in the brain, I don't want him to eat that even if he would. If I let it go another day, will the alcohol be gone or is it a lost cause?
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Sorry... I don't really know. I have read that kefir is good for people with diabetes and blood sugar issues, because the sugar is consumed by the grains. I thought you were worried about the veggie, so I figured you could start slow with just the juice. Hopefully someone with more knowledge can chime in!
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No, not alcoholic. Have you ever had Bubbies pickles? That's what they taste like. Briney and sour and satisfying an ancient craving you didn't even know you had ...

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It might get bad after a few years. Maybe. . It just gets more sour with time. It's a far better preservation method than modern methods. Cheaper too.
I've never had Bubbies - I'm not sure I've ever seen the brand.

My carrots are floating this morning. This is good, yes?

Re: the alcohol - alcohol is a sugar. I remember that much from high school chemistry. My mom told me that alcohol turns to vinegar after a while (while that I was fermenting carrots and freaking out about it). So maybe let it go for a few more days?
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I have stuff in my blog about sprouting & fermenting.

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