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experienced fermenters..HELP -slimy fermented carrots ( and ginger)

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 07, 2013 at 4:16 AM

so i made my first fermented veg following this recipe here

http://6512andgrowing.com/2012/06/11/diy-kitchen-fermented-ginger-carrots/

the end result after 4-5 days is slimy .. lol. i was brave enough to have a lil teeny tiny taste. Tastes like carooot ginggerrry and sour- not sure but maybe slightly amonia-ish smell? lol.. ive never had fermented carrots. How are they supposed to taste?

google slimy fermented carrots- it seems to be a common occurence

is it fine ? or am i gonna poison self if i try eating it.. lol :)

UPDATE- i think its a the carrot/ginger grated mix. Upon sifting thorough some comments it seems this recipe is prone to this slime issue.

THIS LADY EXPLAINS IT HERE-

"I just wanted to add that I make tons of ferments of every variety and I no longer make these ginger carrots because of the slime issue. I think I???m pretty good at making ferments at this point, but my failure rate with this particular combination of shredded carrots and ginger is about 50/50. That???s unacceptably high so I???ve switched over to brined carrot and ginger sticks."

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on April 08, 2013
at 11:04 PM

Yeah, I probably wouldn't eat it either. Not for safety reasons, but because slimy texture grosses me out and I don't like ginger much anyway. Sounds good on straight up carrots, if you like spicy food you might like some with hot peppers in there, too. :)

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on April 08, 2013
at 07:27 PM

ty for response. I dunno man, its pretty slimey-i think ill chuck this batch out and try again. Maybe the maple syrup wasnt a good idea. Im going to do straight carrots.. no ginger, no maple :) wish me luck !

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on April 08, 2013
at 07:27 PM

ty :) im going err on the side of caution and throw this batch out. STright carrots might be the way to go.

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on April 07, 2013
at 07:26 PM

Yes, you'll be fine. If it had gone off, YOU WOULD KNOW!!! :) Never have I had any doubt about the safety of a ferment!

If you smell something ammonia-ish or otherwise just not what you are expecting, it may just need a weeee bit more time. Give it another day or two and then sniff again. 4-5 days is often enough, but depending on temperature, starting bacteria, personal preferences, etc you may just need to let the lactobacillus do its thing a little longer.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on April 08, 2013
at 07:27 PM

ty for response. I dunno man, its pretty slimey-i think ill chuck this batch out and try again. Maybe the maple syrup wasnt a good idea. Im going to do straight carrots.. no ginger, no maple :) wish me luck !

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on April 08, 2013
at 11:04 PM

Yeah, I probably wouldn't eat it either. Not for safety reasons, but because slimy texture grosses me out and I don't like ginger much anyway. Sounds good on straight up carrots, if you like spicy food you might like some with hot peppers in there, too. :)

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3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on April 07, 2013
at 06:48 PM

Given that The original recipe said that the carrots would be slimy and even offered a plausible explanation, that OP hasn't died yet, I'm sure you will be fine.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on April 08, 2013
at 07:27 PM

ty :) im going err on the side of caution and throw this batch out. STright carrots might be the way to go.

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