Fermented Jalapenos — 8 Comments

  1. Hi Ted

    The fermented jalapenos look great. We bought a beautiful fermentation crock and would like to know if each time we use it that it needs to be full to the top. It’s a 5 litre one and didn’t think about that.

    Thanking you in advance.


    • It doesn’t need to be full to the top. The key to most ferments is keeping the liquid/brine above the fermenting goodies. This keeps mold from forming on the veggies. Good luck!

  2. Howdy Ted
    I sliced the jalapenos, crock’d them, the onions and carrots with a few fresh herbs. After about 4 months they are mild and tasty. I give them a rinse and add more fresh herbs and little vinegar to jar them. It works well with other veggies. Also a hint. I purchased plates that fit in my crocks. Placed under the weight stones they keep all but the smallest bits under the brine..

  3. Have been using jalapeños and carrots for 20 or more years.I have a very old Japanese fermentation bowl I use.Instead of water and salt I cover my Jalapeños and carrots with naturally brewed soy sauce.I let it sit until the peppers and carrots leave a nice taste to the brew.I use this sauce for all my asian dishes.

  4. Well Ted the recipes that you show sound great, But I would like to print some of them out as I am new to the fermenting thing. I do not see a printer symbol anywhere on the page with the recipes. How do I print one out with out picking up all of the other things on the page?

  5. Hi Ted,

    I made these and they are delicious, thanks for sharing. I was wondering if I added some raw ACV to the jar would it kill the good bugs?


    • I’ve never tried to add raw apple cider vinegar to a ferment as I find it isn’t necessary, but my hunch says that it wouldn’t cause any particular problems. It may add bacteria that tries to compete for the same food sources with the bacteria which is active in the ferment so in that way, it may cause something to turn out differently. Like I said, I never tried it nor found the need, but if you do try it, let us know how it goes. Thanks.

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