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Fermenting Tools & Supplies

Fermenting is one of the very best ways in which to introduce healthy gut flora to our birds' digestive tract! (Feeding soil-based probiotics and sprouting is too)

Many people are worried about sprouting due to mold and bacterial growth. It's actually very easy to sprout and safe too! 

Fermenting can be scary until you get to know how. Don't worry about failures during fermentation. Just ferment a little at a time until you get the process down right. 

Examples of foods that are fermented: Sauerkraut, yogurt (don't feed to birds - any kind), pickles, cheeses (don't feed to birds - any kind, even cottage cheese), olives and more! 

Now you can ferment right in your own kitchen for your flock! 

Masontops® BPA-Free Sprouting lids (Bean Screens), Tough Bands (for use with stainless steel screens), Tough Tops (for storage in-jar), Timber Tops ( real Bamboo) (for *fancy* storage in-jar), Chalk Tops (to use with Tough Bands for storage in-jar - can be written on, wiped off and reused with Top Chalk (to be used with Chalk Tops). See Masontops® sprouting tools here.

Masontops® Fermentation Kit - (For Wide Mouth Mason Jars) The tools here make the process very simple. I will be writing a blog article regarding fermentation process, so be sure to sign up for our newsletter and our blog. 

  • Includes Pickle Pipe Silicone Airlocks, Pickle Pebbles PLUS+ Clear Glass Fermentation Weights and the Pickle Packer All Natural Acacia Wood Vegetable Tamper
  • Set of 4 Pickle Pipes - for Wide Mouth Mason Jars
  • Set of 4 Pickle Pebbles - 2 3/4 " Diameter x 3/4 " Thick 
  • Pickle Pebbles are Lead-Free, Food-Grade and Non-Porous Clear Glass Ferment Weights
  • Pickle Packer - All Natural Double-sided Acacia Wood Vegetable Tamper
  • Pickle Packer Dimensions - 10" Tall; 2.5" at Wide End; 2" at Smaller End

The mason jar fermentation dream team! These three 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. 

Pickle Pipes - Set of 4

Lets air out, but doesn't let it back in! This helps to prevent mold.

  • One-Piece, Silicone, Self-Sealing, Waterless Fermentation Airlock
  • Fits on the Mouth of Mason Jars to be Secured with a Screw Band (Not Included) 
  • Dishwasher Safe, BPA and Phthalate-Free
  • Designed for Wide Mouth Canning Jars (Ball, Kerr, Bernardin, etc.) and Fido Jars. Set of 4.

Pickle Packer -

  • Made from all natural acacia wood - Acacia wood is a sustainable and eco-friendly crop and is one of the hardest woods available
  • Double-sided design fits both wide-mouth and regular-mouth mason jars
  • 10" tall, 2.5" at wide end, 2" at smaller end
  • Helps remove air and draw out moisture to get your ferments off to a good start
  • Specifically designed for small-batch fermentation in mason jars and fido jars

The Pickle Packer has been specifically designed for small-batch fermentation of sauerkraut and other veggies in both wide-mouth and regular-mouth mason jars. 

Measuring 10" tall, 2.5" at the wide end and 2" at the opposite end, our unique design allows both ends to be used for packing vegetables for your ferments. This allows the Pickle Packer to be used in a wide variety of fermenting jars and containers. 

Pickle Packers are made from all natural untreated Acacia wood and finished with a food-safe mineral oil to seal and protect. We chose to use Acacia wood not only because of its renowned strength (2 x as strong as maple) and durability, but also because it is sustainable and eco-friendly. 

Care Instructions: Hand wash with warm soapy and water only. Occasional oiling (using food-safe mineral oil) may help to lengthen the life of this product. Not dishwasher safe and should never be allowed to stand in water as it may damage the wood. 

The Pickle Packer used together with the Pickle Pebbles, ensure consistent high-quality results from your home ferments.

VERIFIED FERMENT-SAFE AND LEAD-FREE.

Pickle Pebbles -

  • Clear Glass Fermentation Weights
  • Available in 2 Sizes Designed for Wide Mouth or Regular Mouth Canning Jars (Ball, Kerr, Bernardin, etc.) and Fido Jars 
  • Lead-Free, Food-Grade and Non-Porous Glass Ferment Weights
  • Packed in Sets of 4 in a Gift box
  • Wide Mouth: 2 3/4 " Diameter x 3/4 " Thick; Regular Mouth: 2 1/4 " Diameter x 1/2 " Thick

Pickle Pebbles have been specifically designed for fermenting vegetables and fruits in Mason jars. Pickle Pebbles take the guesswork 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 spoilage and mold. While a single Pickle Pebble is often enough to keep veggies below the brine, they can also be stacked to provide extra weight. Pickle Pebbles are made of non-iridized soda glass which is completely inert and guarantees that no other substances leach into your ferment.

VERIFIED FERMENT-SAFE AND LEAD-FREE.

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