Boss Pickler Fermenting Review & *Giveaway*

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Boss Pickler Fermenting Review & *Giveaway*

Today I’m doing a review and a Giveaway of the Boss Pickler from Primal Kitchen. Rochelle sent me a Boss Pickler 1.5L jar and a Crock Rock weight to review. I have already successfully fermented with it 3 times and just last week I made a Basic Kimchi. Now, it’s the first container I grab when making a new ferment, and I love its classic lines and ease of use and cleaning!

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Personally, I’ve had only a 75-80% success rate with mason jars and lids no matter how careful I am, so when I saw this was based on the Fido jar (and especially that it was an Italian-made Bormioli Rocco Fido!), I was pumped to try it.

The silicone one-way valve (airlock) is what makes all the difference with this container. It’s ingenious, really.

It’s a waterless airlock based something on the principle of a baby bottle nipple. It allows the fermenting product to burp out natural carbon dioxide gasses, immediately closes back up, not letting mold and bacteria-containing oxygenated air back into the container to spoil the batch.

Since one of the 5 elements to ferment foods is an oxygen-free environment, this is very important. Oxygen is the enemy of LABs. LABs (the ‘good’ lactic acid-producing bacteria) prefer an anaerobic (oxygen-less) environment, and our goal is to keep those little guys happy, right?

There are other features to like about this jar.

As the valve and gasket are silicone, so there is no worry about plastic or chemicals leaching into your acidic ferment.

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Also, I’m pretty sure this container could never blow up because of the ability to vent when needed. This was one little nagging concern I had with a tightly sealed Ball or Mason jar

There is no need for a water lock as in some containers which needs to be removed before refrigeration and then washed and stored. This whole container is low-profile and can tuck into a dark cabinet and then the fridge when its done fermenting with ease. (If you live in a very warm or cold climate, fermenting in a dark cooler with either warm packs or ice packs is helpful. Even a big 5L jar is squatty enough to fit into a cooler.)

Lastly, a comment about the weights.  They are artisan crafted out of lead-free glass. (I’ve never used weights except a few smooth granite rocks – and even though many through history have used clean rocks to keep things under the liquid- I became uncomfortable with this practice when someone told me they might have something in them that could leach). The Crock Rock that comes with each jar is sized to fit perfectly in a Fido and is heavy enough to keep things down.

This giveaway is a bit different since YOU get to choose the size Boss Pickler YOU will really use. Choose from the 1L, 1.5L, 2L, 3L and 4L. Everyone’s needs are different. For someone who grows their own cabbage and already makes large batches like many of our great-grandmothers did, you might chose the 4L. jar. For someone just starting to ferment or making for 1 or 2 people, you might want the 1L jar. I prefer several 2L jars.

Make sure you indicate your choice in your comment or you will not be able to win!

To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. It is easy!!! This Giveaway ends Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at MN, and the Winner will be announced right here on the Rafflecopter widget!

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This is the description of the jar from the Primal Kitchen Store:

This Italian-made Bormioli Rocco Fido Hermetic glass jar is designed to be used for fermentation. It has a platinum silicone dome valve and matching silicone gasket. The valve functions by allowing internal pressure to expand the valve to release carbon dioxide; when pressure equalizes, the valve seals shut keeping oxygen out. The spherical shape of the valve will compress and seal even better if external air pressure increases due to weather change or sudden draft. This design simplifies the process by eliminating the extra parts, hassle, and awkwardness of water filled airlocks. It also allows your ferment vessel to be transferred directly to cold storage without any extra steps, and off-gassing can still take place in the fridge. The silicone valve may be safely removed for cleaning and easily reinserted. Fermenting your foods has multiple health and flavor benefits including making vitamins and minerals more available to your body and providing a powerful punch of probiotics and enzymes. It’s a great way to preserve food while still keeping it raw and full of nutrients. Lactobacillus, the bacteria that produce your sour flavor, only thrive in an oxygen-free environment, while most molds and yeasts require oxygen to thrive. This jar provides the correct Lacto-fermenting environment for maximum growth of good bacteria while minimizing undesirable bacteria growth.

More fun things to make with the Boss Pickler:
Fermented Bread: Sourdough English Muffins
Blueberry Griddlecakes and Blueberry Sauce
Basic Full Sour Pickles (Garlic Dill)

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94 Responses to Boss Pickler Fermenting Review & *Giveaway*

  1. Laura says:

    I would love to have the 3L jar! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  2. Kimberly in NC says:

    I think I’d prefer the biggest 4L size.

  3. Julie Lukavsky says:

    How cool! I would love the 3L container.

  4. Amy says:

    I would chose the 4L. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  5. Paige says:

    I think I would choose the 4 liter for the big batches I like to do! I’m new to fermenting so I’ll take any help I can get :) Thanks! Excited for this giveaway.

    • Elaine M says:

      This looks like a great product and better than the regular mason jar I use. I would use the 1L size. Thanks and blessings!

  6. barbara kull says:

    Love all your tips……want to try kimchi with a boss jar

  7. Sharon K says:

    I would choose the 4L jar. What a fine jar! Love to try it!

  8. Melissa C. says:

    I would choose the 4L if I won. Thanks for the chance to win :)

  9. Ashley de los Santos says:

    Hi! Wow this is great! I’d choose the 2L jar.

  10. Ruth says:

    I would love to use the 4 liter Boss Pickler!

  11. Stephaney Berry says:

    The 3L jar would work for me ;)

  12. Jackie B. says:

    I would love to win the 3L jar! Thank you for sharing this giveaway, Jacqueline!

  13. Rust says:

    I would choose the 2 liter. thanks!

  14. Suzy Isbell says:

    I would love to win one of these 2L fermenting jars! Love the look of them!

  15. Teri S says:

    How exciting! Thank you for the opportunity! I would choose the 2l because it’s only my husband and myself now. I’ll however, purchase a second 2l—have one “working” while enjoying the finished product!

  16. I’d like to ferment the maximum amount possible – I’d like the 4L – thanks!

  17. Hannah L. says:

    I would love the 3L size. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  18. Mongollisa says:

    My daughter has gotten me into fermenting foods, and this jar looks like a good one for sure! The 3L may be a good size. I have 2 Fido jars now….in fact, today I am fermenting my cukes….grown in my greenhouse in the western countryside of Mongolia! (yes, we live and work here for the gospel….)

    Enjoying your website, which I just found.

  19. Charlotte Moore says:

    This is all new to me. I saw some thing the other day I thought sounded good to try. Can’t think what it was though. I would like to try the 2L.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    BLESSINGS!!!

  20. Melissa says:

    I would love the 3 l size. Thanks so much!

  21. Debra Schramm says:

    I’d like to start with the 2L.

  22. lola says:

    the 4L or sure

  23. JES says:

    I would choose the 4 liter. We always have something growing and it is less work to fill up the larger jar (and less space to store than many ferment jars on the shelf) and though it is a large batch, it will last awhile in the fridge. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

  24. Thanks for a chance to win! I think we could use the 3L.

  25. mamatotwo says:

    I’d love to try the 2L. Thanks for the giveaway and the helpful information you post. =)

  26. I would love to try this! Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. Christa Ware says:

    Hi
    I am new to the fermenting. I just made a gallon of carrots, and started a potato last night. Many years ago, I used to can all summer long and enjoy it throughout the winters, but since my husband has been very sick and requires most of my time. I don’t can any longer. I believe some of his illness is lack of good bacteria so we are trying the fermentation to see if this helps. I think a 2L would be just perfect for our needs. Thank you for a wonderful opportunity.

  28. Kirsten says:

    What an easy and efficient way to ferment! The 4L jar would be a perfect size for my kitchen.

  29. Julia Allison says:

    I have been wanting to try fermenting. This would be great. I would like the 2L.

  30. Lynn says:

    I have yet to ferment anything and look at this as a possible opportunity to get started. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  31. Brooke says:

    I would choose a 4L. I have lots of people in my house!

  32. Michelle S. says:

    I would love the 3L for yummy sauerkraut or dilly beans!

  33. Toni says:

    Interesting, I had not heard of this type of jar. I do love that it’s made by Bormioli – love their Fido jars. I’ve been on a search for nappa cabbage that isn’t old, but I haven’t found any yet. I actually went ahead and bought a 6 pound head from one of the stores on my hunt, but when I cut it open it was chock-full of black leaves so back it went. I even went to the Asian store in the city. I’m not giving up though, I can’t wait to make the kimchi recipe you shared. :) Have a great Wednesday!

  34. Barb S. says:

    I think the 2L

  35. Karen says:

    I made sauerkraut a few months ago but was afraid to eat it and had to throw it awaybcI was afraid of what was really growing in it.

  36. Loan Nguyen says:

    I can’t decide between 2L (pickles) and 3L (for apple cider vinegar)…

  37. Tammi says:

    I think I would prefer the 3L size. Thank you for the information.

  38. Erica Ricky Kennedy says:

    I actually read up on the Boss website after your Kimchee post. I would love to win the 1.5L jar. Thank you for making this possible.

  39. Katherine says:

    The 1.5 liter would be perfect for us, thank you for doing the giveaway!

  40. Bethany says:

    Hmmm. Probably the 3 liter would be best for us!

  41. Karin says:

    Wow – I never thought about the possible differences in fermenting with a jar like this! It sounds great! I would take any size – I do all sorts of different fermenting, so any size would be a good fit. What a wonderful giveaway!

  42. Amy says:

    I would love the 3L size. Thank you! I want to make some kimchee.

  43. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve never done any fermenting before, so I think I would start with the 2L. Thank you so much for offering this giveaway!

  44. Lorinda says:

    Thank you for posting such interesting information. It is always fun to learn new ways of preparing food. For our family I think a 2L would work. In looking through her recipes some call for a smaller jar. I know a smaller amount will fit into a larger jar. I was wondering if the fermentation process is particular to how much headroom is left…as in leaving more than what is given in the recipe.

  45. Leah says:

    I would pick the 2L crock as I am just learning about fermenting and would love to try this jar!

  46. Charity says:

    We eat a lot of fermented food, so I would choose the 4L.

  47. Caitlin says:

    I’d like to win the 1L size! Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

  48. Hannah says:

    I think I’d choose the 2L jar. I’ve heard good things about the fido jar and would look forward to trying this one. the process looksvquite fool-proof.

  49. Carla says:

    The 2 liter jar would be my choice. I’d like to try my hand at fermenting some veggies. Love you posts!

  50. Aimee Shepperson says:

    I would absolutely love to win the 2 Liter size, I am trying my hand at doing more fermented foods this year!

  51. Katie says:

    I’ve just been researching safe fermentation a bit… this giveaway is perfect timing!

  52. Esther says:

    I think the 2 liter is the size I would choose. My quart jars feel too small for fermenting projects but a gallon seems too large when I’m still beginning.

  53. Heather says:

    I’ve been wanting to try pickling, but do not currently have the tools to do so. This would be great!

  54. Kathryn McGarry says:

    This looks very interesting. I would love to try it!

  55. Mary says:

    I’m new to fermenting. My kids already loves pickles and I’m introducing sauerkraut to them. I’m experimenting with different flavors (with carrots, apples) to see what they would prefer. I grow my own vegetables so I would love to have the 2L

  56. Anita says:

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful wealth of knowledge. Health and life is a journey and we are only just starting as a family. We would love to try the 2L one….zucchini pickles are on my to-d0 list.

  57. Chelsea K says:

    I would love the 4L jar :)

  58. April J. says:

    I would love the 4L jar as we are a family of 7.

  59. Kathy M. says:

    I’m definitely new to fermenting, so I think I’d start with the 2L jar at first. Then maybe graduate later to larger sizes.

  60. Kristel Wiesner says:

    It’s between the 3 and 4 L, but I guess I’ll go with the 3 liter. The last time I made a gallon of sauerkraut it took a long time to eat it up and it lost its vibrant color, which I suspect means it lost some nutrients. It’s probably better to make smaller more frequent batches.

    Your blog is still one of my favorites, Jacqueline. Thanks for all you put into it!

  61. Sherry says:

    I have been doing kefir for years, but now would like to start doing other ferments. Would love to win the 2 liter.

  62. Susanne says:

    I have been wanting to try some of these jars! I’ve done a bit of fermenting with out any special jars and haven’t been totally happy with the results. I’m thinking a 2 L jar would be a great place to start.
    Thank you for the nice giveaway!

  63. Danielle says:

    Nice give-away ! I would chose the 2 or 3 l. Thanks

  64. Rachel says:

    Would live 3.5 for our family

  65. Ashley Sage says:

    What a fab giveaway! Thank you! I would love a 2L

  66. Laura says:

    I would like the 2L size. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!

  67. Pauline de Ramos says:

    I would love to have the 2L, so I can try different things at the same time–since I hope to buy some, too.

  68. Doina says:

    I would love the 4L jar. Might as well make a whole bunch. Thanks for the giveaway!

  69. Janet says:

    What a wonderful jar! My very first attempt of beet kvass exploded all over my kitchen and I have been a little anxious with my ferments since. I would love to have the 2 l jar for fermented purple cabbage ,we love it. Thanks for the information..

  70. Autumn says:

    I would love to win one of the 2L jars. :)

  71. Kate B. says:

    I think the 4L would best suit our family. We’re a family of 3, with Mom and Dad living right next door, and we’re all trying to incorporate more fermented foods into our everyday diet. At this point, I’m doing most of the fermenting for both households, so a larger jar would probably be the best choice. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  72. Christy C says:

    The 3L container looks like it may do the job for my family. This is a great give away!
    Thanks Jacqueline! I trust you are all doing well! Hugs!

    Christy

  73. Zedda says:

    I’m not quite sure which size, but probably the 1 & 1/2 L or 2 L.

  74. heather says:

    I like the 4L one.

  75. Terri Ramey says:

    I have never fermented anything before so I’d be very excited to win the Boss Pickler. Since it is just my husband and me, the 1.5 L size would be perfect! Thank you so much!

  76. Beverly says:

    I would love the 4L to ferment our summer cucumbers and cabbage!!!

  77. Megan says:

    Doing a lot of canning this time of year. It would be great to try this type of jar

  78. Leslie says:

    I would love to have the 2 L to ferment the cabbages from my garden. Thanks so much for all the good information.

  79. Lois says:

    I would like a 3L Boss pickler. I like to make things for others.

  80. SallyAnn says:

    Thanks so much for this giveaway. I would like the 2L size since I am new to fermentation of food. I do a lot of homemade kombucha though.

  81. Barbara kull says:

    I would like a 2L jar

  82. Christy apostolopoulos says:

    I would love to have any size I am blessed with. I am new to fermenting and love everything so far

  83. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Would love the 2L!

  84. Crystal says:

    Picking a size is close to torture. What a great giveaway otherwise.
    Winning in any size would be the best size.

    “always one jar short,” I tell my husband, “in every size.”

  85. Shari says:

    WOW! What a fun giveaway! I would love the 2 liter jar. Thanks :)

  86. stephanie s says:

    that looks ingenious! much less chance of blurping all over the cupboard!

  87. Conney Keel says:

    Oh how perfect! I would love LOVE the 4 L so that I can make sauerkraut with those beautiful heads in the garden!!!

  88. Shelah N says:

    4 L. We have a big family! :)

  89. becca says:

    I would love the 2L size please!

  90. Sherah C says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! I would choose the 2L or 3L.

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