We’ve continued to add to our fermenting supplies products, and are really excited to bring in more products to round out this category. We recently added some new fermenting gadgets and we never got the chance to properly introduce these new tools.
As we expand our fermenting knowledge, we’ve been using these new tools quite a bit. We are mainly inspired by Amanda Feifer author of Ferment Your Vegetables. Lately we’ve tried our hand at Curried Cauliflower Pickles, Winter Herb Kvass, Radish and Onion Pickles, Simple Sauerkraut. We hope you’ll find these ferment tools to be as helpful as we have!
The Pickle Pipe by Mason Tops is a one-piece, self-sealing, silicone and waterless airlock. When fermenting vegetables, it is important that carbon dioxide is allowed to escape (or else the jar can explode) and that oxygen is not allowed to enter (or else your food will spoil with mold).
The Pickle Pipe maintains the perfect, maintenance-free fermentation environment without the need to ‘burp’ your jars every day, or monitor the water levels of traditional airlocks. The Pickle Pipe will allow you to “set and forget” your ferments without the daily maintenance of other airlock solutions.
The low profile design allows you to store your ferments in tight spaces, and when finished, simply pop them in the dishwasher for years of use. The Pickle Pipes come packaged as a set of 3. They fit all wide mouth Mason jars and are BPA free.
The Pickle Packer has been specifically designed for small-batch fermentation of sauerkraut and other veggies in both wide mouth and regular mouth mason jars.
The unique design allows both ends to be used for packing vegetables for your ferments. This allows the Pickle Packer to be used in a wide variety of fermenting jars and containers.
Pickle Packers are made from all natural untreated Acacia wood and finished with a food-safe mineral oil to seal and protect.
Pickle Pebbles have been specifically designed for use with fermentation and take the guess work out of your lacto ferments by ensuring your veggies stay below the surface of the brine thereby eliminating exposure to oxygen (which is the main cause of failure when using lacto fermenting methods).
While a single Pickle Pebble is often enough to keep veggies below the brine, they can also be stacked to provide extra weight. Pickle Pebbles are made of non-iridized soda glass which guarantees that no other substances leach into your ferment. Pickle Pebbles are sold in a pack of four.
These new ferment tools join the rest of our ferment line-up including, Amanda’s book, Ferment Your Vegetables, 3-Piece Econo Airlock and Rubber Stoppers, our reCap Widemouth Pour Caps and our iLID Storage Lids, and much more.
To learn more about these ferment tools, and the impact they have on your ferments, watch this 4-part video series from the Fermenters Club in which they evaluate a variety of fermentation tools.
BUILD YOUR OWN FERMENTATION KIT
If you need some guidance on getting started, we’d suggest building your own fermentation starter kit with the items below. Or you can buy a pre-packaged kit here.
- A copy of Amanda’s book Ferment Your Vegetables
- 1 case of Widemouth Orchard Road Quart Jars
- 1 pack of Pickle Pipes
- 1 Pickle Packer
- 1 pack of Pickle Pebbles
- 3 iLID Storage Lids- Wide Mouth
- 3 Wide Mouth rings