Kimchi query

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Kimchi query

Postby SherbetLemon on Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:21 pm

Hi everyone.
Two days ago I prepared and jarred one batch of kimchi to a popular authentic recipe I found online. It all went well, looked good, tasted good the day I put it in the jar.
I set it aside for two days to start the ferment, pressing it down yesterday to see if the process had started (it had but only just)
Today I took the lid off and was pleased to notice bubbles coming up through the top. But on the bottom there is a 1cm layer of juice, it's this layer that I'm worried about. Is it ok? The batch is now stored in the fridge.
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Re: Kimchi query

Postby Christopher Weeks on Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:41 am

What's the worry? And if you push the produce down, doesn't the pocket of brine at the bottom get displaced to the top?
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Re: Kimchi query

Postby Ucmd on Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:51 pm

Agreed with Chris. No concerns. Push down veges to keep all submerged.
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