• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Are there metals that should not be used for fermention  RSS feed

 
Posts: 11
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I was wandering if it is ok to use stainless steel, aluminium, enameled pots for fermentation? Similarly are there plastics and other materials that should not be used or that can be used. I'm a complete novice, the only experience was making pickles about 25 years ago and had mixed (generally good) results.

Cash
 
Author
Posts: 31
Location: Oregon
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Stainless steel is minimally reactive, but still reactive. Aluminum is definitely reactive. I wouldn't advise any metal if it has long-term contact with the ferment (a stirring spoon is excepted). Same thing with plastic. The acids break it down and it gets in the food.

Your best materials are lead-free ceramic or glass.
 
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!