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Fermentation in Stainless Steel

Someone told me recently that fermenting foods in stainless steel would cause a tin like taste in your food. While I can see this happening for aluminum, I am skeptical of it being true for steel. Ultimately I would like to use a steel French press to make Kraut and Kimchi? Good Idea? Bad Idea.

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Sam1148 added over 1 year ago

Probably a bad idea for those applications. Get a cheep ceramic cookie jar from a thrift store.

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IlovePhilly added over 1 year ago

Stainless steel is a bad choice for fermentation for a few reasons. One good one is that you can't observe the process in steel, but more importantly

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ChefOno added over 1 year ago


Stainless is often used for commercial production of kraut (not to mention wine and beer). Make sure your press doesn't have any brass or other types of metal fittings (some of mine do).

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