Wild and Lazy Fermentation
September 21, 2013 by Amanda 4 Comments
fermenting hot sauce using an airlock
August 31, 2014 at 8:06 am
Thanks so much for all this wonderful information, what a helpful blog!
I was wondering if you might be able to suggest where I could purchase an airlock with plastic lid for a wide-mouth mason jar, as shown in this photo? I’ve seen similar plastic lids on Amazon, but I can’t find one with the plug to close the hole after taking out the airlock. Many thanks!
August 31, 2014 at 4:36 pm
It’s called a reCAP and Fillmore Container sells them for a very good price. http://www.fillmorecontainer.com/reCap-Wide-Mouth-Pour-Cap-P5844.aspx
Now that you know the name, you may have an easier time googling for it as well.
Full Disclosure: They offer giveaways (at no cost to me) on the blog sometimes and I like them as a lovely, family-owned company. They also frequently have the best prices (even better than or equal to Amazon) for fermentation vessels.
And one PS. You definitely don’t need to use a recap for any kind of vegetable fermentation, but I totally get that some people prefer to! I just don’t want you to think it’s necessary.
Thanks so much for the kind words, and thanks for reading!
December 13, 2014 at 10:17 pm
Amanda, where did you get the swizzle stick air lock? The hardest part of fermentation is letting the gases escape without letting new air in.
December 14, 2014 at 8:44 pm
I buy airlocks for alcohol- and mash hot sauce-making at my local homebrew store, Philly Homebrew Outlet. I greatly prefer 3-piece airlocks to the S airlock pictured here. You can buy them from a variety of other on-line sources as well.
I do not use airlocks for any other type of fermentation.
Good luck on your hunt!
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