Fermentation kits to dazzle your taste buds

Become more cultured with these fermentation kits.

jar of pickled vegetables
At-home fermentation.Chuttersnap via Unsplash

Fermentation—a process in which carbohydrates are converted into alcohol or acid—is what makes delicious things like wine, beer, yogurt, kimchi, and other pickled foods. It’s a natural process that results in foods rich in probiotic bacteria, which is great for your gut microbiome. Here are three fermentation kits for people who like to DIY.

My Mason Makes - Fermentation Kit

My Mason Makes - Fermentation Kit
It’s made with BPA-free plastic.Amazon

Fermentation has never been easier with this kit, which also features a bonus oxygen extractor to use during the later stages of ferment. It takes the guesswork out of how to ferment your favorite vegetables and comes with four wide mouth lids, four fermenting caps, and four storage caps, plus one flip cap, a coarse filter, a fine filter, one handle, and the oxygen extractor.

Easy Fermenter XL: Simplified Fermenting In 1 Gallon Jars

Easy Fermenter XL: Simplified Fermenting In 1 Gallon Jars
For bigger harvests or big batches of kimchi or sauerkraut.Amazon

These handy one-gallon airlock tight lids will keep your ferments mold-free, plus an integrated date setter will help you keep track of when the ferment is almost complete. This kit also features a unique pie weight system to keep your veggies continuously submerged below the brine. It comes with a recipe book, too. Just make sure to get your own jars; this kit is compatible with brands like Paksh Novelty, Pakkon, Arkansas Glass, and more.

Fermentation Kit for Wide Mouth Mason Jars

Fermentation Kit for Wide Mouth Mason Jars
Everything you need to ferment food—just BYO Mason jars.Amazon

This kit features four fermentation weights, four fermenting lids, a mold-free guaranteed pump, six jar labels, and an instruction and recipe book. It pairs perfectly with all wide-mouth Mason jars, and is made out of lead-free, food-grade glass and BPA-free plastic. It's a great price and makes for a beautiful gift.

Dill-icious 10-Minute Pickle Kit & Refill Set

Dill-icious 10-Minute Pickle Kit & Refill Set
For those who just can’t wait for a pickle.Amazon

This incredibly simple pickle kit is the perfect introduction to the fermentation process. It includes a pickle jar, directions, and a seasoning mix to let you make garlic dill pickles in just 10 minutes. If you’re out of cucumbers, you can use other vegetables, like carrots, green beans, or summer squash.