March 24, 2017

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Choosing Your Mason Jar

Mason jars come in a number of different shapes and sizes, but the one thing they have in common is mouth size: wide or regular. Although the sizing is simple, the incredible number of options can make selecting the right one complicated.

In this article we outline 4 different Mason jar styles and what we recommend them for so you know exactly what to get! 

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March 24, 2017

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Understanding Mason Jar Mouth Sizes

Mason Jar Sizes

If you're confused about Mason jar sizes, know that you're not alone! Our top product-related question is always about Mason jar mouth sizes.

To make shopping a little easier, we've put together this handy guide to determine what size mouth your Mason jars have with links to their corresponding Masontops products...

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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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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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How to Start Fermenting in 5 Steps

5 Step Guide to Fermenting Food

Don't let over-complicated recipes fool you: fermentation is not an exact science. There is room for creativity and you don't need any specialized skills to start. 

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Traditional German Sauerkraut Recipe

German Oktoberfest Holding Beer

To honor this special season, Masontops is offering 14% off of our fermentation products so you can make your own sauerkraut before the Oktoberfest season.

We also want to share with you our favorite Traditional German Sauerkraut Recipe..

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August 10, 2016

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Why You Should be Fermenting in Mason Jars

why you should ferment in mason jars

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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Fermented Food: 5 Health Benefits You Never Knew

The process of fermenting food is fun, therapeutic and so rewarding when you get to enjoy and share your delicious creation. Getting your dad started with fermenting food will help keep him healthy, happy and busy.

If you're a fermented foodie, you likely have already experienced the widely-known gut health benefits. This list, however, sheds light on other perks that may start in your belly, but show potential to have life-lengthening, if not saving, results.

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5 Reasons Your Dad Should Be Fermenting Food

The process of fermenting food is fun, therapeutic and so rewarding when you get to enjoy and share your delicious creation. Getting your dad started with fermenting food will help keep him healthy, happy and busy.

Here's 5 Reasons Your Dad Should Be Fermenting Food... Pst! There's a coupon code at the bottom. 

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