We had a lot going on, then my dad was in the hospital (still there), therefore the pickle review is late.
But the pickles were fabulous... better than Bubbie's Pickles! Thumbs up review from husband and kids. I think what made them better was the addition of several smashed garlic cloves.
The beet kvass and pickled beets I made are in the refrigerator but I haven't tried them yet. The sauerkraut was really good as well. If anyone is interested, the recipes/information I followed are from the book Nourishing Traditions and the Healthy Home Economist blog at www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.blogspot.com.