Monday, April 20, 2015

Fermentools Giveaway

Lacto-fermantaion! What is it? It is the process of creating an anaerobic environment in which you get food away from the air by submerging it in a salt brine. The salt inhibits the growth of bad bacteria, while allowing the good bacteria to break down the sugars in the food and preserve it. Why is that good? Because it not only preserves food, but helps your gut bacteria! And it taste yummy too!

Recently I have started using Fermentools, who takes making fermented veggies to a whole new, EASY level! Gone are the days of the big old crock! Don't get me wrong, I still love my crock, it is a beautiful old piece, but with the jars I already have for canning along with the Fermentools kit, I can crank out a lot of smaller batches of various kinds of veggies. And trust me, I have developed a little bit of a fermenting addiction. If it ain't nailed down, I might just chop it up and stick it in a jar!

I can simply chop and prep my food, stuff it in a jar with the Fermentools kit and walk away. The kit comes with a stainless steal lid, stoppers, glass weight, salt and an air lock. It sounds like a simple kit, but trust me, it covers all the bases.

  • The ancient Himalayan sea salt is ground to a powder making it simple to make your brine.
  • The stainless steal lid and ring allow you to create an anaerobic environment for your food to ferment in. 
  • The glass weight gives you the ability to keep your food under the brine in that anaerobic environment. 
  • The air lock makes it so you don't have to worry about the pressure building up in your jar. You see as the fermentation process occurs it gives off carbon dioxide and lactic acid. Since carbon dioxide is heavier then air, the air lock allows the air to be pushed out safely with out allowing more air in and avoiding any exploding jars! Now tell me that doesn't rock!

Some of fermenting fun!
You can check out all our fermenting fun in a series we did called Fermentation Friday.

Now it's your chance to get in on the fermenting fun!!! Fermentools has kindly offered to give one of you a free starter kit!! Think of all the wonderful food you can preserve. Think of the gut health you can create. Think of the yummy goodness!! So what are you waiting for? You can purchase kits here or enter below to win one!

Giveaway is open to residents of the US

While we can only ask you to visit the Facebook pages associated with this giveaway, please consider hitting like as well. And make sure you thank our wonderful sponsors for donating such great prizes! Without them, our Spring Fling Giveaway event would not be possible, and I know it would make their day to hear from you!



37 comments:

  1. Now how about that. I was just looking into making sauerkraut. I need to check out everything Fermentools offers.

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  2. I would love to make some sauerkraut using the ferment tool.

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  3. Definitely cabbage! I'll eat it but, it's more for hubs than me :D He'd be ecstatic!

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  4. This last year I just started making pickles and sauerkraut and would love to win this prize!!!!!

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  5. Honestly, I'm not sure! I'm intrigued by the process but would need guidance in figuring it out!! This is a great opportunity, maybe I'll get lucky ;) Thanks so much for making my morning each day!

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  6. I've seen/pinned several of your fermenting posts & they have intrigued me. I would love to try it out. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  7. Stephanie Shoultz says: i would love to make gardenia mix ( not sure thats how its spelled) its getting hard to find in the stores and when i do its outrageous on price for a tiny jar

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  8. Everything! Carrots, cabbage, beets, you name it!

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  9. LORI MARTIN NOULLETApril 20, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    I WOULD LOVE TO DO CAULIFLOWER

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    1. We have done cauliflower. It is delicious!

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  10. I would love to try to make sweet sauerkraut :)

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  11. We have been thinking of sauerkraut. Especially on hot dogs. It would be so much tastier if we could say "we made this Kraut!".

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  12. These giveaways are awesome! I would SO love the fermentools! They would be very helpful!!!

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  13. I don't know much about fermenting. I would love to learn. But I would like to try to ferment some cabbage then maybe if I can do that right then I will try some other things.

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  14. I want to try this...another good way to preserve food! I wold love to try sauerkraut...but if I win I want to check around for some kind of snacks besides pickles...or something to drink!

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  15. Jalapenos are good fermented! A little goes a long way.

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  16. Cabbage probably. :)

    - Mia Hicks

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  17. I'd love one! I love fermented foods, helps with my acid reflux :)

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  18. I would love to learn to make homemade kimchi, my fiance loves it.

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  19. CABBAGE! I LOVE SAUERKRAUT AND WOULD LOVE TO MAKE AND CAN IT MYSELF.

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  20. I'd love to make kimchi. I'd like to try green beans too

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  21. would love to try cabbage & other vegetables

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  22. I've done cabbage and beans, I would like to try carrots and pickles this year

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  23. I know I'd start with cabbage, but branch out after research.

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  24. i would love to learn how to properly ferment foods. i think it would help with our overall health!

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  25. I think pickles and maybe salsa.

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  26. Stephanie g
    hot peppers for sauce~

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  27. my husband loves kimchee so that would be first, then some cucumbers

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