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Platinum Silicone Grommet and Gasket
Food Safe BPA Free Lid
Easy to Disassemble and Clean
WIDE MOUTH - Fits Any Wide Mouth Canning Jar From 1/2 Pint to 1/2 Gallon
Does NOT fit regular (2.5") Canning Jars
Kraut Kaps pickling lids, produce excellent, consistent and economical results for the do-it yourself fermenter. They are now available with a custom platinum silicone grommet! These lacto-fermenting lids are constructed of 100% food safe components. The plastic is the most inert BPA free available and comes with a custom rubber seal. The durable platinum silicone grommet and airlock are easy to disassemble and clean. The airlocks are plastic. The plastic lids are thick and not at risk of warping, as pressure is easily vented through the airlock. This listing is for three Kraut Kap assemblies that are for use on wide mouth mason jars. Glass jar not included. Not dishwasher, freezer or microwave safe.??Fermenting your foods has multiple health and flavor benefits including making vitamins and minerals more available to your body and providing a powerful punch of probiotics and enzymes. It's a great way to preserve food while still keeping it raw and full of nutrients. Lactobacillus, the bacteria that produce your sour flavor, only thrive in an oxygen-free environment, while most molds and bad microorganisms require oxygen to survive. This lid provides the correct Lacto-fermenting environment for maximum growth of good bacteria while minimizing undesirable bacterial growth.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was excited to receive these Kraut Kaps based on other user reviews. I was fully aware that the purchase price is several times that of DIY solutions. Not wanting to tackle a DIY learning curve and having just thrown away a batch of flawed fermented pickles, I rationalized the cost and counted the days until arrival of the lids. It is harvest time and the cucumbers are piling up! Upon arrival (which was reasonably fast), I immediately noticed that the construction of the stopper was very good. It is secured to the lid with a grommet type of recessed groove - that is a plus that might be tricky to replicate with DIY methods. There is also a silicone sealing band that may be removed and cleaned. Presumably to make sure the lid seals airtight to the jar. This lid appears to be a Ball type BPA-free lid. I loaded my jar and started a ferment. Later in the day I noticed several hairline cracks on the airlock chamber. I looked over the other two airlocks in the kit and they had hairline...
We have recently begun to ferment and sprout foods and we were looking for a way to ferment small batches without having to spend a bunch of money on a fermenting system. We also wanted to not have to use a gigantic crock since we planned on fermenting smaller batches of various vegetables, as opposed to one big batch of kraut. Enter: Kraut Kaps. These awesome lids fit on wide-mouth mason jars and have a silicone seal around the rim. The top part of the system contains water which creates an airlock, thereby allowing fermentation gases to escape while preventing oxygen from entering. The system is flawless and I love how I can have several ferments going at once. Primal Kitchen is a great company--they are very responsive to any questions or concerns you might have and respond promptly. I have also purchased additional silicone seals and crock rocks from this company and would give them five stars as well. Highly recommended.
Sure, you can probably go source these yourselves, but the cost to time ratio make these a bargain. I've decided to try my hand at making pickles, because why not? And these seem to be exactly what I needed.
I've made pickled red onion the easy way, now I want to try the hard way. However, unsure of trusting these, I'm taking a pop at cucumbers first. I've thrown a bunch of Persian cucumbers, dill, peppercorns, garlic, chili flakes and brine into a few jars and will see how they come out. The airlocks are doing their job, no burping required.
Anything wrong with the pickles at this point will be my fault as these are doing their job.
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