Large Ceramic Fermentation Weight

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Weigh down your fermented vegetables using this ceramic fermentation weight. Keeping vegetables weighted under the brine keeps the vegetables from drying out and can help prevent mold.

  • Approximately 4 in. (10 cm.) diameter
  • Fits our Fermented Vegetable Masters and similarly sized crocks and containers
  • Two interlocking pieces for easy placement
  • Food grade ceramic
  • Lead-free
  • Hand wash with vinegar or warm water (do not use soap)

 

Instructions for use:

Rinse well before using, with vinegar or warm water. Do not use soap. Fill the fermentation vessel with the prepared vegetables leaving appropriate headspace, place the ceramic weights on top of the vegetables to ensure the vegetables sit under the brine. Cover the vessel if desired. Allow the vegetables to ferment. Remove the ceramic weight prior to storing or consuming the vegetables.

 

Composition of the Clay:

  • Red Art, a base clay containing iron oxide, salt, and feldspars  
  • AP Fire Clay
  • Gold Art, a base clay
  • Om4 Ball Clay   
  • Feldspar
  • Grog 

 

Additional Manufacturing Information from the Craftsman: 

I use a tried and true clay recipe I can trace back 80 years through various craftspeople I have known over the years.  

The weights are not glazed but rather fired 2,350 degrees using an oxidation technique. This process vitrifies the body of the clay making the molecules so dense that water and other elements cannot penetrate the surface thus rendering the clay food safe.



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  • From Brea at 2/2/2014 12:11 PM
    • What is the total weight of the 4" ceramic weight?
    • This product weighs about 0.35 lbs, a little more than 5 oz
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  • From Fred Renner at 1/23/2014 7:17 AM
    • Will this item fit a 1/2 Gallon Ball Jar?
    • The large weights are 4" in diameter and designed to fit inside our Fermented Vegetable Master which has a wider diameter than the Ball Jar. The small weights are designed to fit mason jars, like Ball and Kerr.
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Really works! Review by Liz
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These little weights are exactly the right size for the 1/2 gal veggie master fermenting jar, and really seem to make a difference in holding down the veggies. I was skeptical at first, but they are doing the job! I wish they were a little thicker too, but sometimes "less is more". I'm glad I got these in my starter kit. I ordered the smaller size too for Qt sized mason jars, and am eager to try them also. Y'all give great customer service...many thanks!

(Posted on 8/1/2014)

dissappointed Review by AH
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This weight is so small and light (and this is the large version) that it really can't weigh down anything. I wish I'd noticed the dimensions before I got it. I had to substitute a ziplock bag full of water and washed rocks to weigh my kraut down.

Since the weight comes in two halves, I don't understand why it can't be larger, so it can cover most of the surface area in the cylindrical portion of the fermented vegetable master jar. That's what I mistakenly assumed I was getting. My fault for not checking the dimensions, okay, but from the string of bad reviews, it really seems like the merchant is content with a product that's not meeting their customers needs.

(Posted on 7/14/2014)

Weight & Size Review by Chase
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Don't waste your money buying this large fermentation weight. It is not 4" as advertised but more like 3 3/4" and it is extremely light weight.

Response from CFH: Our handmade weights do vary slightly in size and weight. We encourage trying the weights in your favorite ferment. These weights are little powerhouses!

(Posted on 7/9/2014)

I want the weights to be thicker and heavier. Review by mendo ferments
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I needed to use more than one set of weights to really work. wish someone would make a weight that size that would be heavier and really work.

(Posted on 5/4/2014)

Thickness Review by Jeanne
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I used the smaller weight on top of the larger to get the thickness and weight I wanted.

(Posted on 4/29/2014)

Increases Surface Coverage Review by NewPickler
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This helps to cover surface area. I expected a heavier product which would be a little thicker. Yes, I'm worried it will break if I press to hard on it.

It still requires the use of the glass weights.

(Posted on 4/17/2014)

Great Weight Review by Hud
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The weight is great for kraut and other fermenting projects.

(Posted on 3/1/2014)

way too small to do the job Review by Bekah
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That's all I have to say.

Response from CFH-These weights were specifically designed to be used with standard wide mouth canning jars. Please contact Customer Support with any problems you encounter.

(Posted on 2/26/2014)

Thought it would have been thicker. Review by Alien
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Afraid to push hard...thought it would have been thicker.

(Posted on 2/20/2014)

Thought it would have been thicker. Review by Alien
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Afraid to push hard...thought it would have been thicker.

(Posted on 2/20/2014)



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