November 7, 2015 – Toronto, Ontario – Today Masontops™ shattered Kickstarter funding records in numerous categories with the Pickle Pipe® airlock fermentation tool. In one month the Pickle Pipe was funded by 4,533 backers and raised $189,066 USD, making Masontops the most funded Mason jar project worldwide and most funded food-related Kickstarter project in Canada. The Kickstarter ran from October 8, 2015 until November 7, 2015; the campaign page, project video, and more updates can be viewed at www.masontops.com/kickstarter.
The Masontops Pickle Pipe is the only one-piece, silicone, self-sealing, and waterless airlock designed for Mason jar fermentation. Masontops founders Phil Baron and Mike Bacher invented the Pickle Pipe to overcome issues with at home fermentation which previously involved error-prone tools and complicated kits with multiple parts. The Pickle Pipe simplifies the fermentation process, eliminating barriers to entry for beginners and easing the process for experienced fermenters who make a large number of food batches. The Pickle Pipe automatically releases carbon dioxide during the fermentation process, negating the need to manually burp Mason jars to prevent them from exploding. The concept received outstanding praise and optimism from the fermentation community, which led to the record breaking success of the Pickle Pipe Kickstarter program.
“We were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and generosity of our Kickstarter community. Not only did we drastically exceed our own expectations, but we managed to break Kickstarter records,” said founder Phil Baron. “We set two stretch goals for our backers: one involved making a fermentation guide and the other a promise to bring in world-renowned fermentation expert Sandor Katz. At $70,000 and $125,000, both stretch goals were smashed and we can’t wait to thank our backers for their support.” The Masontops Fermentation guide is now available at www.masontops.com/guide and Sandor Katz will be conducting a workshop in Toronto on October 22, 2016.
Founded in 2015, Masontops™ is a leading fermentation tool manufacturer and supplier in the health food and kitchenware market, commonly known for the innovative Pickle Pipe waterless airlock tool. Based out of Toronto, Ontario, Masontops strives to provide consumers and retailers with the best tools for Mason jar food fermentation. Masontops continues to develop and manufacture top-quality fermentation tools and other Mason jar related accessories with numerous patents pending. For more information, please visit http://www.masontops.com/.