Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the FermentEm 8-Piece Fermenting Kit. Recently I featured my favorite fermentation crock and got an email that said the following…
Jack I want to get into fermented foods but would prefer to make a lot of different small batches, what is the best and most fool proof way to ferment in jars.
There are many ways to ferment in jars, one can simply drill out a ball jar lid and insert a airlock like for making wine, but it isn’t fool proof. This item is as close as possible to that.
The key is these are waterless locks, there is no water to dry out, or be sucked into your jar. These guys solve that problem and they go on ANY wide mouth ball jar.
And for only 33 dollars you get 8 of them. That is only $4.12 a piece! And with this you could have a half gallon of kraut in one jar, a quart of Tomatillo Salsa in another, a quart of Celery Mint Salad in another and say a pint of garlic scape paste in another. Then you’d still have 4 more lids to work with. You might even keep half and give the other half as a gift if depending on how much fermenting you want to do.
Some additional items you may want to consider getting along with this include…
- Fermented Vegetables by Christopher and Kristen Shockey – This is my favorite book on fermenting vegetables and far and away the best book on the subject for people new to the art of fermentation.
- Sauer Stones – Large Glass Fermentation Weights – You don’t need special weights for this but they are really nice, and they are foolproof. I prefer them to say using a bag full of water. As a fermenter you learn fast, keep things under the brine and all will be fine.
And you guys know what, at 11 days till Christmas there is still time to have some fermented veggies on the Christmas dinner table. So if big expensive crocks have been putting you off on this skill set, pick up some ball jars and the FermentEm 8-Piece Fermenting Kit and get fermenting. Your family and your body will thank you for it.
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