Bring 3 ½ cups of filtered water to a boil. Pour into a bowl and dissolve the
Sea Salt (2 Tbsp)
in water. Allow the brine to cool completely.
Trim off 1⁄4 inch (6 mm) from the blossom end of the
Kirby Cucumbers (6)
Mustard Seeds (1 Tbsp)
Fresh Dill (2 sprigs)
Bay Leaf (1)
, thinly slice the
, and peel the
Garlic (5 cloves)
and place into the bottom of the Mason jar.
Pack in the cucumbers.
Loose Tea Leaves (1 Tbsp)
. Cover cucumbers with the salt brine until it reaches about one inch (2.5 cm) above the shoulder of the Mason jar.
Place your Kraut Source system onto the jar.
Your real pickles are ready in about 7 – 10 days.