2021 Lessons, 2022 Goals

Another year has passed us by. Do you feel older? Wiser? Maybe not, but all of our ferments are aging with us, too. I suppose the primary lesson I learned in 2021 is that older doesn’t necessarily mean better always. My experimental hot sauce batches, even with some big variations (adding smoked chilies, adding mushrooms) tasted very similar to each other and last year’s standard…

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Getting Started: Essential Equipment

So you want to make some pickles, do you? Or maybe miso, or beer? There are certain items that I have found essential which serve inter-disciplinary purposes. The first and most important thing that you must procure is… Time! I know that’s a snarky way of starting a guide about equipment, but it’s the single underlying principle that makes the whole thing work. In the…

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