Sandor Katz Fermentation Workshop

Masontops had the privilege of hosting fermentation expert Sandor Katz for an exclusive workshop, videoed below. Watch as he covers topics ranging from the science of fermentation to a tutorial on how to make his world-famous sauerkraut.

This workshop was held in appreciation of Masontops’ Kickstarter backers who helped us launch our top-selling Pickle Pipe and shatter category records. 

(1 of 9) Sandor Katz - What is Fermentation Anyway?

In part 1 of 9, Sandor answers the question "What is Fermentation Anyway?" The basic concept of fermentation is discussed as well as its history throughout various culinary traditions of the world.

This video is part of a series. Masontops hosted Sandor Katz, the world's leading fermentation revivalist, to give an exclusive workshop on the benefits of lacto-fermentation.




(2 of 9) Sandor Katz - The Transformation of Fermenting Foods

In part 2 of 9, Sandor talks about the Transformation of Fermenting Food. The fermentation process turns regular vegetables into a whole new class of food, adding wonderful new qualities along the way.

This video is part of a series. Masontops hosted Sandor Katz, the world's leading fermentation revivalist, to give an exclusive workshop on the benefits of lacto-fermentation.

 

 

(3 of 9) Sandor Katz - Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

In part 3 of 9, Sandor talks about the Health Benefits of Fermented Foods. Fermented foods have predigestive and detoxifying attributes, which can lead to improved health, but new and exciting benefits are being discovered regularly.

This video is part of a series. Masontops hosted Sandor Katz, the world's leading fermentation revivalist, to give an exclusive workshop on the benefits of lacto-fermentation.

 

 

(4 of 9) Sandor Katz - Probiotics and the War on Bacteria

In part 4 of 9, Sandor talks about probiotics and the War on Bacteria. We are conditioned to be afraid of bacteria, and somewhere along the way probiotics and other helpful microbes got caught in the crossfire.

This video is part of a series. Masontops hosted Sandor Katz, the world's leading fermentation revivalist, to give an exclusive workshop on the benefits of lacto-fermentation.

 

 

(5 of 9) Sandor Katz - Fermentation Concepts

In part 5 of 9, Sandor talks about different Fermentation Concepts. From starter cultures to backslopping and everything in between. Learn the basic concepts behind various methods of fermentation.

This video is part of a series. Masontops hosted Sandor Katz, the world's leading fermentation revivalist, to give an exclusive workshop on the benefits of lacto-fermentation.

 

 

(6 of 9) Sandor Katz - Wild Fermentation of Vegetables

In part 6 of 9, Sandor focuses in on the Wild Fermentation of Vegetables: the term that started the fermentation revolution! Why you shouldn't be afraid of Wild Fermentation.

This video is part of a series. Masontops hosted Sandor Katz, the world's leading fermentation revivalist, to give an exclusive workshop on the benefits of lacto-fermentation.

 

 

(7 of 9) Sandor Katz - How to Make Sauerkraut: Salting & Massaging

In part 7 of 9, Sandor begins his demonstration on How to Make Sauerkraut. Step 1 is about Salting and Massaging. Learn about the right types and amount of salt, as well as a handy test to know if it's time to pack the cabbage into your jar.

This video is part of a series. Masontops hosted Sandor Katz, the world's leading fermentation revivalist, to give an exclusive workshop on the benefits of lacto-fermentation.

 

 

(8 of 9) Sandor Katz - How to Make Sauerkraut: Packing, Weighting & Venting

In part 8 of 9, Sandor demonstrates How to Make Sauerkraut with the Masontops Pickle Packer, Pickle Pebbles, and Pickle Pipe. Packing your cabbage tightly to remove air bubbles, keeping it submerged below the brine, and allowing CO2 to safely release are integral to a successful ferment.

This video is part of a series. Masontops hosted Sandor Katz, the world's leading fermentation revivalist, to give an exclusive workshop on the benefits of lacto-fermentation.

 



(9 of 9) Sandor Katz - How to Make Sauerkraut: How Long to Ferment?

In part 9 of 9, Sandor completes his Sauerkraut Making demonstration by discussing how long you should leave your jars to ferment. Addressing what is possibly the most common question from beginner fermenters, Sandor gives practical advice about the length of your ferment.

This video is part of a series. Masontops hosted Sandor Katz, the world's leading fermentation revivalist, to give an exclusive workshop on the benefits of lacto-fermentation.

 

 


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