Is My Pickle Brine Supposed to Be Cloudy?

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Q: I am lacto-fermenting some watermelon rinds and cucumbers.

The brine is looking cloudy the first day. Is that normal?

Editor: Cloudiness is normal, but you do want to make sure the vegetables are submerged in the water and any scum on top is skimmed. Readers, do you agree?

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