Learning how long to ferment kimchi at home really depends on a few factors, mostly based on what you prefer your kimchi taste like. With these simple steps, you'll be able to ferment your own perfect kimchi at home.
Prep Time 5minutes
Total Time 7hours5minutes
Author Eun-ji Noh, Stephanie Stiavetti
Remove the lid from the jar (set a paper towel over the lid first, in case the kimchi bubbles out).
Set the lid loosely on top of the jar so air can escape
Set the jar of kimchi on a baking sheet or in the sink, in case it bubbles over while fermenting.
Let the jar sit at room temperature anywhere from 2 to 8 hours, depending on how sour you want it. Every few hours, smell and taste the kimchi.
When it's at a level of sourness you like, tighten the lid and place the jar in the refrigerator.
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