I may have to go ahead and start working on the coconut water kefir, since the pickling kit I had ordered is incomplete. The package arrived yesterday and when I opened the box, I was missing 1 jar (out of 6), the pickling spices, and the brining seasonings.
I just got off the phone with them. The woman I spoke with was very friendly and promised to get the missing items out to me without delay.
So… I will have to wait a little longer to try my hand at pickling. Sadly.