What is this slime in my brine?

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The slime is caused by slime-producing microorganisms.

This sometimes happens in too high temperatures, too little salt, certain times of the year at certain regions also with fruits and veggies that have a higher sugar content. This can also happen if the veggies are not being submerged in brine.

 

Action:

  • Ferment at temperatures below 22°C
  • When you get slime in the brine it’s not necessary to discard to batch, wait it out because this is normally just a stage and will normalize when the stage is over.
  • Don’t eat it while it’s slimy.