These two tools will make fermenting your own vegetables quick and easy, eliminating the risk of mold and the need to monitor your ferment on a daily basis.
The Pickle Pipe is a super simple one-piece waterless airlock that allows gas to escape as necessary without letting any contaminants back flow into the jar, and it screws into place using any standard mason jar band. FDA food-grade certified, waterless, dishwasher-safe, and more compact... the Pickle Pipe is the natural evolution of the mason jar airlock. Once screwed into place, you can forget about the Pickle Pipe for days, or even weeks. There is no need to "burp" your jars manually each day, fumble with multi-piece airlocks, or monitor the "moat" of water-based airlocks. It is truly a "set and forget" solution.
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). Pickle Pebbles PLUS+ are designed for use in wide mouth canning jars, and can also be used in traditional ceramic crocks. With the Pickle Pebble PLUS+, one weight is often enough to keep veggies below the brine. Dimensions: 2.75" diameter with 0.75" thickness. Pickle Pebbles are made of non-iridized soda glass which is completely inert and guarantees that no other substances leach into your ferment.
Wonderful first ferment success in for home and work. I am a food educator who spends lots of at home time in the kitchen. These pipes and weights made pickle fermentation so easy for me to add to my teaching and fridge stocking. Love the simple design that makes them very easy to clean and maintain.
Well made, quality pieces. Makes ferments so much easier and higher success rates. Been using them two seaons and twice bought more. Love the latest Pebbles with handles - great improvement. Have recommended them to others.
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I loved fermened foods, but hated the high prices and using so many glass jars. Not keen on the recycling waste. So, I wanted to ferment at home. I bought this set, and added the "Fermented Vegetables"book. After reading the first couple of chapters I felt confident enough to try it at home. I purchased some veggies from the farmers market, and already had Redmond's Real Salt in my pantry. OMG! The process was sooooo easy!!! I'm really glad for the weights and the Pickle Pipes to release the CO2. I look forward to many ferments to come!!!