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Fermentation lids for mason jars
« on: December 06, 2018, 01:50:41 PM »
I thought these might come in handy for sourdough starters, sponges and poolishes and preferments...eliminates the need to degas the jars due to pressure build-up, and also eliminates the risk of mold for other fermented foods, such as Kimchi or Sauerkraut.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CYM653J/?tag=pmak-20
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Re: Fermentation lids for mason jars
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 02:42:07 PM »
Couldn't you just use a regular lid and only tighten it slightly, like when you put it into a hot water bath for canning?
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Re: Fermentation lids for mason jars
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 02:49:54 PM »
Couldn't you just use a regular lid and only tighten it slightly, like when you put it into a hot water bath for canning?

Wouldn't that still let air in? I think these lids prevent that.
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Re: Fermentation lids for mason jars
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 02:55:55 PM »
Couldn't you just use a regular lid and only tighten it slightly, like when you put it into a hot water bath for canning?

Thats what I have been doing for over a year.
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Re: Fermentation lids for mason jars
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 03:07:01 PM »
I prefer using Fido/le parfait/kilner style jars with the volcanic rubber seals and spring bails (I know my terminology is a bit off). They actually do exactly this naturally (off-gas, while being a one-way valve). And I use them for my ferments and my starter. They work amazing!

Of course if someone has tons of mason jars and isn’t looking to change their whole system.....



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Re: Fermentation lids for mason jars
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 03:16:48 PM »
I thought these might come in handy for sourdough starters, sponges and poolishes and preferments...eliminates the need to degas the jars due to pressure build-up, and also eliminates the risk of mold for other fermented foods, such as Kimchi or Sauerkraut.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CYM653J/?tag=pmak-20

Mike,

I use a similar top (Masontops) for lactofermenting pickles, cabbage, and other vegetables. Too often, mold forms which I assume means oxygen is getting in. Probably not an issue with starters, but I no longer use these for pickling.

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Re: Fermentation lids for mason jars
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 03:26:51 PM »
After trying several different jars for starter I have settled Weck jars. straight sides make them easy to use. Just remove the rubber and clamps. Glass tops sit nicely.

https://websecure.cnchost.com/weckjars.com/productsDetail.php?category=3
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Re: Fermentation lids for mason jars
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2018, 04:24:50 PM »
Mike,

I use a similar top (Masontops) for lactofermenting pickles, cabbage, and other vegetables. Too often, mold forms which I assume means oxygen is getting in. Probably not an issue with starters, but I no longer use these for pickling.

Bill,

Thanks for the info. Like you said, for starters and such they may be fine. I think I'm going to order a set and see how they work with a poolishes.
Mike

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Re: Fermentation lids for mason jars
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2018, 04:25:32 PM »
After trying several different jars for starter I have settled Weck jars. straight sides make them easy to use. Just remove the rubber and clamps. Glass tops sit nicely.

https://websecure.cnchost.com/weckjars.com/productsDetail.php?category=3

There you go...that might even be a better solution. ;D
Mike

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Re: Fermentation lids for mason jars
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2018, 05:20:11 PM »
Mike,

I use a similar top (Masontops) for lactofermenting pickles, cabbage, and other vegetables. Too often, mold forms which I assume means oxygen is getting in. Probably not an issue with starters, but I no longer use these for pickling.

I should try an airlock on my levain jar

https://www.theprairiehomestead.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/fermented-pickle-recipe.jpg
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Re: Fermentation lids for mason jars
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 07:00:17 PM »
My brother has been using tops like these for years for pickling!
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Re: Fermentation lids for mason jars
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2018, 07:07:46 AM »
I just use a plain old 1 qt cambro with hard plastic snap on lid.  Working well for years now.  Learned it from a commercial guy that used a one gallon cambro with same hard plastic lid.  These are the lids that snap on, but don't have an airtight seal.
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Re: Fermentation lids for mason jars
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2018, 07:17:55 AM »
My Weck jars in action.

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Re: Fermentation lids for mason jars
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2018, 04:52:52 PM »
Hans,

I'm surprised the lid wasn't blown off.  :)
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