Preserve your food the natural way with this Half Gallon (approx 2 Litre) USA made Fermenting Jar. Fermenting food is the oldest form of preserving with the technique being in use for over 4000 years! Yes you can make Pickles, Kimchi and Sauerkraut, and that is just the start. Ferment all your veggies and fruits into delicious foods which are much better for your health!
Ball Mason Jars are of the highest quality and contain NO BPA (Bisphenol A). The lid is tin but the underside has a foodsafe BPA free coating that prevents corrosion.
All Ball wide mouth jars have wide openings for tidy, easy filling.
The fermenting valve 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.
You will receive the lid with plastic airlock and half gallon / 2 litre jar. (Lid shown in picture is slightly different from new model lid provided.)
As an optional upgrade, you can purchase the Sterilock waterless airlock with an optional odour absorbing capsule (which must be used with the Sterilock waterless airlock). More information about the Sterilock airlocks can be seen here.
If you want a dunking weight to suit this jar you need the small size one.
Directions for use
Insert the airlock into the rubber hole on the lid, being careful not to push too hard.
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.