Category: History

Happy Birthday to Us

With the arrival of cucumber season 2021, Buckman Brines is officially one year old. Two years ago I had no idea that I would be a full-time fermenter, let alone sharing my ferments with so many people around Metro Portland and Southwest Washington. This all started a few months into Covid lockdown when a friend...
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What is Lacto-Fermentation?

As far back as 10,000 BCE, people discovered that the milk of domesticated animals like goats and cattle stayed edible longer if allowed to naturally ferment into yogurt and cheese. Within a couple thousand years, people were also using fermentation to preserve beverages such as wine and beer.  Before refrigeration, fermentation could significantly extend the...
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