Kimchi Fermentation Time Calculator

Making kimchi is rather counterintuitive. This calculator can be used to identify the minimum fermentation time. It was developed using several studies on factors influencing the fermentation rate, as well as personal experiments using this jar Simply answer the following questions 🙂 Are any of these in your kimchi? Added sugar Sweet fruits Glutinous rice …

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Does Kimchi Have Alcohol?

Fermentation is more or less synonymous with alcohol. This metabolic process was first demonstrated when a French chemist named Louis Pasteur demonstrated, that fermented beverages are created by living yeast transforming glucose into ethanol. Because kimchi is fermented, you might think kimchi contains alcohol. And it does! However, kimchi does not contain significant amounts of …

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Kimchi Too Bitter? 6 Easy Fixes!

There are a few things that can make kimchi bitter, including using too much salt or not fermenting the kimchi properly. The fermentation process can sometimes produce a sour or bitter taste, depending on the ingredients used. In this article, we will tell you how much bitterness can still be considered normal, how to fix …

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How to Fix Watery Kimchi?

Making kimchi is a bit of an art form. But even the most experienced kimchi makers can make mistakes from time to time. Some of the most common mistakes include making kimchi that’s too dry or too watery. Luckily, there are some quick solutions for the latter.  Drain the kimchi juice The quickest way to …

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Is Kimchi Better Served Hot or Cold?

Kimchi can be a confusing ingredient at first. However, once you begin experimenting with using it as a base ingredient for other dishes. Despite the pungent smell and distinct taste, you will soon realize just how versatile it can be. It adds valuable contrast to virtually any savory dish. While kimchi is usually served cold, …

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