I have a question about 'Spicy Lacto-fermented Pear Chutney' recipe: I've never fermented anything before - what do I do about the lid?

I know it must exclude oxygen but do I not need to vent the jar somehow? I have only standard lids and jars and no way of buying alternatives right now as in the Bulgarian interior. Sincere thanks.

  • Posted by: Sandy
  • November 18, 2017
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Joshua S. November 18, 2017
Just burp the jar each day so things don't explode. You'll have some oxygen in there no matter what, but that only impacts the surface--so just plan to skim anything that blooms on the surface. But given that this recipe ferments for only a couple of days, there probably isn't enough time for any bloom anyway.
 
Sandy November 19, 2017
thank you for taking the time to answer. Great help
 
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