With the Picklemeister you can have lactic acid fermented vegetables such as dill pickles, sauerkraut or kimchi on your table in just 4-5 days. Best of all, the Picklemeister comes with a non-plastic, glass jar. The Picklemeister comes in your choice of a 1 gallon or 1/2 gallon size. The generous sized jar allows you to keep an abundant supply of fermented vegetables on hand. There may be no easier or more cost effective way to get your daily dose of beneficial vitamins, minerals, enzymes and probiotics than with lactic acid fermented vegetables. They actually taste delicious and are so much cheaper than many costly supplements. The variety of pickled vegetables that can be made is endless; from traditional dill pickles, sauerkraut and kim chi to pickled radishes, beets, carrots, okra, parsnips, corn, celery, squash, garlic, peppers, brussels sprouts, pumpkin, apples, beans, etc. Add to that your choices of an endless variety of spices, and as you can see, the sky is the limit. The Picklemeister is easy to use. You simply pack the jar full of your vegetables, add the brine, screw on the lid, insert the air lock, and set it in a cool place (60F-75) for 4-5 days. The Picklemeister includes everything you need to began fermenting your vegetables: a glass jar, a cap with rubber plug and stopper, a double bubble air lock, and a second lid that works as a weight to keep food submerged under the brine. Full instructions, plus a few simple basic recipes are included to get you started. Please note that the 2.5 gallon Picklemeister has a larger dia. so the lids are not interchangable with the 1 gallon or 1/2 gallon sizes.