When using the pickl-it jars, you do not have to use whey as a starter. Most ferments are just the item to be fermented and a salt brine. This is because the pickl-it has a special air-lock to help keep the ferment anaerobic.
I was not sure about not putting any starter in my orange-aid, so I use about 1/4 cup of the liquid from my cultured white peaches. I'm sure that will get things culturing just great!
My cultured orange-aide:
*2 1/2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
*1 cup sucant
*1/3 cup starter from cultured white peach
*1 gallon of water
Place all in a 5L pickl-it jar. Allow to sit for 1-3 days. The longer it sits, the tarter and stronger it will get.
|Mine must have risen a lot during the night! It is bubbling away this morning. This is after about 18 hours of fermentation time.|