Fermented Vegetable Master: Half-Gallon

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Make fermenting vegetables easier! This half-gallon-size glass jar includes an airlock setup which facilitates gas escaping your fermented vegetables while keeping air out. This allows you to make pickles, sauerkraut, and other fermented vegetables, fruits, condiments, and more while greatly reducing and often eliminating the threat of mold.

Kit Includes:

  • Glass jar
  • Plastic lid fitted with a rubber grommet (BPA-free)
  • Airlock
  • Large ceramic fermentation weight
  • Extra solid lid for storage after fermentation is complete 


Container Measurements:

  • Jar Height: 6.3 inches (9.8 inches with airlock)
  • Jar Diameter: 5.5 inches
  • Mouth Diameter: 4.3 inches


Note that this lid size and thread pattern is not compatible with canning jar lids.

Due to manufacturer source differences, the shape of the jar in the actual product may vary from the picture.

 

       


Shannon

 

Why I Love This Product

I've been a skeptic of the need for airlocks for some time now. It is possible to ferment vegetables safely without them, so long as you understand the process properly. So when I tried the fermented vegetable master, I did so with some cynicism. I have found that this piece of equipment, specifically the airlock lid, is very helpful when mold problems are highly probably for vegetable ferments. Specifically, when fermenting in high temperatures over 90°F, using an airlock is quite helpful in keeping the bad bacteria out while allowing the carbon dioxide to escape. While with a mason jar, you would have to burp the lids in order to release that gas, the airlock allows it to escape with no entry way for unfriendly microorganisms. In situations such as high heat this fermented vegetable master is quite useful. Shannon, CFH Content Writer

 

 



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  • From TC at 12/11/2012 1:27 PM
    • Is this container suitable for fermenting my own miso paste?
    • Yes, if you leave no room at the top, add some plastic wrap and then tightly seal the lid. Here is a link to our recipe that says more specifically what kind of vessel to use: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/how-to-make-mugi-miso-recipe
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  • From Deirdre at 12/26/2012 4:27 PM
    • Is this container suitable for fermenting water kefir?
    • Yes, this can ferment water kefir. However, you do not need to use the special air-lock lid for fermenting water kefir. You simply need a jar and a coffee filter or tight weave towel for the top.
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  • From AR at 1/13/2013 7:42 PM
    • Hi. Do I still need to weight down the vegetables/sauerkraut if I use this jar?
    • The Fermented Vegetable Master comes with glass weights. The weights are helpful in keeping your fermenting veggies away from oxygen at the top of the jar.
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  • From Beth at 1/21/2013 4:46 PM
    • Do these containers contain any lead that can leach into products in the jar?
    • These are certified food-grade jars, which means that there would be no lead in them.
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  • From erika at 1/22/2013 3:02 PM
    • just got one and I put the correct amount of water in airlock but it is poring out and leaking over . why is that?
    • Check the headspace above your vegetable/brine mixture in the jar. You should have 1-2 inches headspace. The liquid in the jar can bubble up into the airlock, otherwise, and cause an overflow.
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  • From Lane at 1/24/2013 11:05 AM
    • Since the lip of the jar has a smaller diameter than the rest of the jar, and the glass weights have to fit through that smaller diameter, do your glass weights keep all the vegetables submerged? Or do some of the vegetables come up on the side of the weights?
    • The Fermented Vegetable Master Half-Gallon comes with 3 glass weights. Unless your jar is over-packed, the 3 weights should be sufficient to spread out and keep the veggies submerged.

      **Note: As of April 14, 2014, the Fermented Vegetable Master Half-Gallon includes a ceramic weight instead of glass weights.
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  • From Claudia at 4/2/2013 9:33 AM
    • Can you transfer the fermented vegetables to another glass container after the vegetables have fermented in Vegetable Master (so you can ferment other stuff)?
    • Yes, finished fermented vegetables can be transferred to another clean container for storage.
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  • From Sarce at 4/17/2013 11:51 PM
  • From Barbara Denisoff at 8/20/2013 12:47 AM
    • Should I have the top of the vegetables touch the airlock or do I need a few inches of space between the vegetables and the airlock?
    • The vegetables should be submerged and weighted and the vessel shouldn't be filled to more than 80% capacity.
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  • From Marian at 9/14/2013 8:24 AM

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My Favorite New Thing Review by Skyzer
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Be aware that the jar is shaped differently than the one in the photo. It is wider and squatter, but I like it better that way.
In a house where mold can get to things, I felt very confident about my fermentation process with this set-up. My cabbage,carrot,daikon slaw turned out the best ever! Treat yourself to this minimally priced fermentation set-up. You'll love it!

(Posted on 10/9/2014)

Great Review by Bryan
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The system is simple and great. I only wish the weights were chunkier and larger in circumference as they do not hold down the Serranos that I am attempting to pickle.

(Posted on 8/18/2014)

I have 4 of these. They work well and look great on my counter! Review by everydaydetox
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These containers are the perfect size and they look great on my counter top. I have 4 of them now.

I'm soooo guilty of over stuffing my jars. So I get brine rising up out of the air locks. No big deal though, I just take the top off inspect the veggies and pour it back in from the airlock tube and capsule.

If I didn't overstuff the jars (my new resolution) I could probably walk away from this for 7 days without having to look at them and the veggies will remain submerged and ferment perfectly.

(Posted on 7/31/2014)

My First Investment into Learning Lacto-Fermentation Review by Nance
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After researching several sources of fermentation training, supplies, and support, I chose Cultures For Health. Within a month of sending for my 'gear', I have my first basic sauerkraut! Thank you for making this adventure in good health so simple!

(Posted on 7/25/2014)

A great intro product to fermentation. Review by Me
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My first batch of sauerkraut was a huge success. No scum or mold. I fermented it for 8 days but think I will go for 10 days with the next batch.

(Posted on 6/27/2014)

Great product Review by jessalynn
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I used this for making my Kefir and it worked great .... no smell perfect size will but more

(Posted on 5/28/2014)

Love it! Review by Maria
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I'm very happy and pleased with this product. I like it so much that I purchased one for my brother's birthday. He loves it too.

(Posted on 5/23/2014)

Love it! Review by Hal
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I just made sauerkraut yesterday, and I love how wide the opening of the jar is, and the airlock lid was easy to use. So far so good!

(Posted on 5/2/2014)

Great Idea Review by rakuwoman
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I am planning on starting my sauerkraut this afternoon. Expecting to be very happy with the results. I think the jars are overpriced, it would be nice if the locking system worked with all mason jars :( But I do like the convenience!

(Posted on 5/2/2014)

Worked great! Review by gogirlusa
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I used my juicer to make cabbage juice for GAPS Intro diet. I then used this to ferment it. The juice turned out perfect! I was a bit confused as the instructions weren't great, but I figured it out. I will be using this again soon to make actual Sauerkraut.

(Posted on 4/23/2014)

Love it! Review by Mary
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I'm new to fermenting foods. I've used my half gallon jar with airlock twice now and had not problems at all. I asked the company questions and received very prompt replies. I like my jar so much that I'm going to purchase one as a gift for a brother's birthday.

(Posted on 4/21/2014)

Great Value with very good results Review by NewPickler
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I found this product to be a great balance between initial cost to start fermenting as compared to purchasing a crock. I wanted a 3liter crock but the 100+ dollar price tag was hard to swallow. This product works.

I've made pickles, sauerkraut and am now making cauliflower and brocolli.

(Posted on 4/17/2014)

very good value Review by holly
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Good alternative to a traditional fermenting crock. Great size for those with small households.

Just finished a batch of Turkish Pickled Cabbage from Linda Ziedrich's The Joy of Pickling. Between the glass weights and the airlock, this batch was a breeze.

(Posted on 4/14/2014)

Great Jars and Awesome Glass Weights Review by Tianna
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These are great jars for making sauerkraut. I don't smell a thing during fermentation and haven't had one issue with mold in the 5 batches I've made using this jar!

(Posted on 4/8/2014)

An outstanding value for a convenient way to go if you have a small quaintly, or need a faster job than large crocks offer. Review by Charles
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I am new to fermenting foods, but am preparing for summer vegetables. We have three large crocks, 2.6, 3, 3.6 gallons, plus for fast small quantities, a half, and a one gallon jugs. The half gallon was used recently and the celery, jicama, and cauliflower turned out far more delicious than anticipated. It was close to the large pots in taste. I use half and one gallon jugs to store in one fridge used for that purpose. I shall try freezing a quart to test the quality of frozen fermented veggies unless advised against it for a valid reason. Thanks for a great idea.

(Posted on 4/5/2014)

great item-I will also buy the gallon siz next. Review by waynelm
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I have made 2 batches in the jar so far, and realize for me I needed the gallon size-but will order that this week. made one batch of sauerkraut and one batch of kimchi-both turned out awesome.

(Posted on 4/4/2014)

Very useful product Review by PaulR
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I purchased this primarily to ferment water kefir, to keep it isolated from other ferments. And it works! I intend to get another jar for vegetable cultures.

(Posted on 3/28/2014)

Super system, super quality and super price! Review by Kev
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You can't go wrong with this simple yet useful tool for making fermented foods. My gut feeling (pun intended) is that the health benefits will be priceless. I'm on my second batch of yummy kimchi (not too spicy) and the first round was delightful. You must get one!

(Posted on 3/27/2014)

good buy Review by mariam
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thanks

(Posted on 3/22/2014)

Best Sauerkraut Ever Review by Mary
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Received this item very well packed. Immediately started a batch of red cabbage sauerkraut. After 7 days, family all pronounced it the best sauerkraut they'd ever eaten. I started another batch and can't wait to make other stuff too! :-)

(Posted on 3/15/2014)



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