Ball Mason Fermenting Lid that fits all wide mouth canning jars (not included).
Now reap the benefits of preserving your food the natural way. Yes you can make Pickles and Sauerkraut, and that is just the start. Lacto-Ferment all your veggies and fruits into delicious foods which are better for your health.
The lid effectively provides an airlock, allowing gases to vent naturally from your jar without your intervention, which can introduce harmful yeasts or excessive oxygen to the fermenting product.
The lid will fit any Ball Mason wide mouth pint, pint-and-a-half, quart or half-gallon jar. You will receive the lid with airlock and you provide the glass jars..
The airlock supplied may differ in style to that shown in the photo but performs the same function.
Please note that you must use Ball jars as Fowlers Vacola jars do not have a screw fitting and normal twist top jars are not the correct size
Directions for use:
Lid can be used with any wide mouth Ball jar.
Insert the airlock into the rubber hole on the lid, being careful not to push too hard and damage the rubber grommet.
Fill the jar with the food you are fermenting and leave about 2 - 3cm headspace. Pour on whatever liquid you are using as a fermenting liquid, be it a salt brine, whey or lactic cultures. Ensure that the liquid covers the food but still leaves head space at the top. For some food you may wish to weigh down the food with a fermenting weight (sold separately) so that it stays submerged beneath the liquid.
Place the lid with the airlock inserted on top of the jar and screw tight.
Remove the top off the airlock and add water to about half way up the airlock. Replace the top on the airlock.
The fermenting process starts immediately.
Once the product is fermented, you can store it in the fridge with the air lock in situ, or remove the lid and replace with a storage lid such as the one piece gold lid.
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- Model: Ball Fermenting Lid Gold