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I have received a few email questions from customers lately about "white stuff" in their finished ferments. I've replied with our experiences with the "white stuff" - that this isn't a cause for concern. It's always great to hear from other resources as well, so you can imagine I was happy to see a post by one of the leading bloggers on fermenting addressing just this issue!
"The most important thing to know is that, yes, pickles with cloudy stuff in the brine and whitish sediment at the bottom are perfectly fine and safe to eat. Both of those things are natural by-products of the fermentation process."
I'm sure there are others out there who have dealt with this issue, so be sure to check out the post What’s That White Stuff in My Ferment? over on phickle.com to read her take and see some photographic evidence! There are lots of great fermenting recipes as well, so take some time to read through the site. A great fermenting resource to add to your list.
Do you have any favorite fermenting blogs or resources that have helped you along the way? Our customers are always looking for more information about fermenting and we'd love to hear about your favorites!