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The 4 Fermentation Secrets That Will Make or Break Your Batch of Pickles

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    A batch of fermented vegetables relies upon four core variables for success. These fermentation process fundamentals must be in place for your ferment to deliver on flavor, texture, composition, and most important, edibility. The Salt: Quality here is absolutely key. Using a higher-end, fine sea salt to make your pickle brine is optimal because it’s less processed and contains a higher mineral count than table salt. Sea salt is also non-iodized, important because iodized salt will inhibit the growth of good bacteria. We’ve found that fancy salts like pink Himalayan sea salt or black Hawaiian lava salts are...

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