Did I find the perfect solution for pickling container?/漬物のお悩み解決?

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I do lots of different kind of pickling and have always been looking for better container solution for fermenting. I mostly use glass jars as it is handy and easy to clean, but because the material is solid, more liquid is required to submerge the ferments (Lactic bacteria is  generally anaerobic and you need to place the ferments under the liquid in order to shut out the air out. Also by doing so, you can make it mould-proof). During the fermentation, umami is extracted into the liquid which I don’t want to waste it. However, left with large amount of pickling liquid, I sometimes don’t know what to do….   On the other hand, plastic bags are more efficient because it is flexible and minimal liquid is required. But I need to suffer from bad guilty conscience that I am not kind to earth.

Have I found the perfect solution😍?  BPA FREE Reusable food storage bags!

The product comes with two handy sizes and claims that I can save 350 plastic bags. I made pickled Chinese cabbage yesterday. So far so good although durability check is yet to be done.

BTW, did you know that you can make the bag air-tight by submerging the bag slowly into the water when you zip it? Water pressure forces the air out (see the pic below).

お漬物が大好きでいろんな種類を常備していますが、いつも悩むのが発酵容器。大抵はガラス瓶を使うのですが、発酵物を水に浸すためにはたくさんのピクルス液が必要(乳酸菌は嫌気性なので水没させる必要があります。カビ防止のためにも水没は必要)。ピクルス液には旨味が溶け出すのでできるだけ再利用したいのですが、あまり多いピクルス液はどう利用したものか悩むこと度々。かといってビニール袋は少量の液で漬けられる利点はあれど、サステイナビリティの観点からは大きなNG。罪悪感に苛まれます。

今回もしかして解決の糸口 !? と嬉しい商品を見つけたのでここでシェア。BPAフリーの再利用可能なフードバッグ

使いやすい2種類のサイズで広告では350枚のビニール袋を節約できますよとのこと。さっそく白菜漬けを作ってみました。うん、なかなかの使い勝手。ですが耐久性のチェックはこれから。Finger 🤞🏻

ところで、ポリ袋をゆっくり水に沈めながら口を閉じると、専用の真空パック装置がなくても水圧で真空状態にできるのご存知でした?最近これを見つけて感激しています(ガジェットオタクのワタシはしっかり真空パック装置購入済みで、家族に「モノ多いー。収納逼迫ー😒」と非難の目で見られているんですが)

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