850mL Weck Mold Jar with rubber seal and clamps. Lid is fitted with rubber gromit and plastic 3-part airlock for fermenting. The airlock prevents fresh air from entering the fermenting jar but allows gasses to escape so you don’t have to worry about explosions! It also reduces the risks of contamination and mould.
This smaller sized fermenting kit is perfect for small batches of sauerkraut (each 850mL jar should fit half a cabbage worth of sauerkraut) or smaller pickles like radishes, gherkins, and beetroot.
If you don’t want your sauerkraut to discolour (this only affects how it looks, not how it tastes) keep it in a dark place. All ferments should be kept out of direct sunlight.
Some ferments I’ve made using this fermenting kit with great success include sauerkraut, kimchi (pictured), pickled radishes, and gherkins. Fermenting is a great way to preserve fresh produce from your veggie garden, and a delicious way to introduce healthy bacteria to your gut flora.
Read Mrs Goodness’ blog posts on fermented food:
“Fermented food – what’s the big deal?”
“How and why I make my own sauerkraut”