It had that lovely “pickling” smell all along, and then at the end I let it ‘sit’ for 2 weeks, but when I opened it it smelled like vomit. Did I do something wrong?
No, the fermented food waste (bokashi pre-compost) should not smell like puke. It should have a sweet, pickly smell, possibly with a slight yeasty odor too.
If the bokashi bucket smells rancid, then it suggests that the bokashi bucket has gone bad. Take a look at our troubleshooting blog post for common reasons why the bokashi bucket may have failed and how to prevent it happening in the future. https://bokashiliving.com/troubleshooting-what-to-do-if-you-bokashi-bin-goes-bad/
Feel free to post any other questions you may have.