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

Fermentation Tips ›   Mason Jar ›  


Understanding Mason Jar Mouth 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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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

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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