Large Weck Rex Fermenting Lid, Airlock, Seal and 2 Clips - NO JAR. SECONDS ONLY

WeckSKU: WEA0020

Sale price$11.00 USD

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IMPORTANT NOTE:  SPECIAL CONDITIONS These lids may have some imperfections including small chips on the outer rim or inner glass rim on the top of the lid (where the clips go).  These imperfections do not interfere with the fermenting function of the lid but you need to take care not to run your finger along the inside of the inner rim.  Currently due to a shortage of lids we are not able to supply perfect versions indefinitely.  Sale due to these terms and returns or refunds will not be accepted.

Preserve your food the natural way with the Weck Fermenting Jar.  Fermenting food is the oldest form of preserving with the technique being in use for over 4000 years! Yes you can make Pickles, Kimchi and Sauerkraut, and that is just the start. Ferment all your veggies and fruits into delicious foods which are much better for your health!  

Weck reusable Glass Lids are of the highest quality and contain NO BPA! (Bisphenol A).

Weck Lids are made with thick heavy duty glass. Glass lids preclude issues with rusting and chemicals. 

The Weck lid effectively provides an airlock, allowing gases to vent naturally from your jar without your intervention, which can introduce harmful yeasts or excessive oxygen to the fermenting product.  

The lid will fit any Weck large mouth jar (100mm).  You will receive the lid with airlock, a rubber seal, and two clamps. Please note that you must use Weck Jars with the Weck fermenting lid. (Jar pictured not included.)

Note that the airlock supplied may not be the same as shown in the main picture but may instead be an old fashioned s-bend airlock.  These perform the identical function of preventing air from entering your fermented food.

Please note that some burring of the glass can occur but this does not affect the seal or the food inside. Please note that the lid may be branded with Rex not Weck.  Both brands are made in the same factory and are the identical item with the only difference being the embossing on the lid itself (much of which cannot be seen when the grommet is inserted).

Please take care when inserting or removing the airlock to do so gently and hold the black grommet in position whilst doing so.


Directions for use

Check that the seal is seated on the lip on the underside of  the lid.  Insert the airlock into the rubber hole on the lid, being careful not to push too hard. (Note that there may be a little movement in around the seal before the airlock is inserted but once the airlock is in it should be firm round the hole) 

Fill the jar with the food you are fermenting and leave about 2 - 3cm headspace.  Pour on whatever liquid you are using as a fermenting liquid, be it a salt brine, whey or lactic cultures.  Ensure that the liquid covers the food but still leaves head space at the top.  For some food you may wish to weigh down the food with a fermenting weight (sold separately) so that it stays submerged beneath the liquid.  

Place the lid with the airlock inserted on top of the jar and clip on the stainless steel clamps.

Remove the top off the airlock and add water to about half way up the airlock.  Replace the top on the airlock.

The fermenting process starts immediately.

Once the product is fermented, you can store it in the fridge with the air lock in situ, or remove the lid and replace with a storage lid such as the Keep Fresh lid.  

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