March 02, 2017

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3 Easy Ways to Dechlorinate Tap Water

There’s a reason why we, Masontops, built our entire company around the Mason jar and it’s not because it makes for a cute name.

Mason jars are the best vessel for fermenting food and here are all the reasons why.

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Lacto-Fermentation: Choosing Your Salt

Lacto Fermentation Salts

Salt is the key ingredient to a good ferment. New fermenters often get caught up in the different types, so to help clear the air we've made an overview of the most popular salts to help you choose which is right for you. You can use any iodine-free salt in your ferment, so don't bother buying new salt just to follow a recipe. 

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3 Detox Water Recipes

Moving into the New Year, many of us have our own personal objectives to become a better, healthier or happier person. For some, those goals include losing weight or eating better in general. Diet and exercise aside, there is one thing everyone should do to improve their health: drink more water. 

These 3 detox waters will keep you hydrated, plus offer additional benefits when paired with a healthy diet and lifestyle.

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Gifted a Complete Fermentation Kit?

If you're new to the concept of at-home fermentation, you probably have a lot of questions about what fermentation is and how you're supposed to use your new gift.

We're going to give you a quick run-down to get you on your way to a healthier new you.

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4 Things to Know About the Complete Fermentation Kit

4 Things to Know About Masontops Fermentation Kit

The Complete Fermentation Kit is quickly becoming one of our top-selling products. We get a lot of new customers asking us about this kit and what makes it different from some of our other combo packs.

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Fermented Winter Vegetable Blend

We found an amazing recipe for roasted vegetables, specifically designed for diabetics, that inspired us to make similar combination for a winter ferment.

If you're looking for a special snack, fermented vegetables are a great option with no guilt attached. A little sour and savory, you and your family won't believe they're loaded with vitamins and probiotics as you munch away by the fire. 

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December 13, 2016

Dessert Ideas ›   Kombucha ›  


SCOBY Apple Pie Candy

Apple Pie SCOBY Candy

It would be tough to find something less appetizing than an active SCOBY: jelly, slimy and an off-putting shade of brown, pretty much everything about them screams "don't eat me!" Bake or dehydrate them though, and your left with a rich amber candy delight. 

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Homemade Ginger Ale Recipe

Homemade Ginger Ale Image

Did you know you can make homemade ginger ale in 8 days or less? Most families have an ample supply of ginger ale on hand during the winter because it helps sooth upset stomachs, is a popular holiday mixer and it's a favorite among kids (thank goodness it's caffeine-free). Here's how to many it yourself! 

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How To Ferment Garlic Cloves

Fermented Garlic Recipe Picture

'Tis the season to get cooking. With dinners, appetizers and charcuterie boards to prepare, you need all the help (and health) you can get. Garlic is a great way to add flavors to dishes and fermenting it only enhances it and adds additional health benefits.

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5 Fermented Drink Garnishes

Having one perfectly crafted cocktail, especially a personalized one, is a great icebreaker at parties and adds that element of "special" everyone craves. The key to making a good drink isn't just in the mixings, but the garnishes too.

Here's a list of our favorite fermented garnishes: what's yours? 

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