All that you wish to preserve and ferment can be achieved easily using the Masontops pickle pipes or pickle pebbles with the Mason jar.
The design is impeccable, the price is low, and the whole setup works perfectly. It is best, even for those who wish to start their fermentation journey at home. You could go on using them for years without facing any issues as far as their use, storage or maintenance is concerned.
The pickle pebble
These are glass weights that have been designed to keep the food below the surface of the brine without allowing any air or moisture from entering inside. They come in a pack of four with two size variants.
The glass is made of completely food-safe material and does not contain lead.
It is important to mention here that the glass is made of inert substances that do not let outside substances to enter the ferment in the jar.
The weights are non-porous. This means that the food inside the jar is completely devoid of water and oxygen. One weight is enough to ferment a jar full of pickles.
The best part is that this design does not call for any maintenance. These weights are dishwasher safe and are ready to be used again after a wash.
You will find it hard to believe that a lot of customers (based on the online reviews, my experience, and that of people I know) are using the same jar and pebbles for their fermentation needs for more than a decade now. This rules out the durability and efficiency question from the context. They stand right for their price and serve you much more than their cost.
How to use
The pickle pipe
This fermentation tool uses a “set and forget” system for keeping oxygen, water, and other gases from entering the Mason jar. They are made of silicon which makes them as soft as a rose petal. The pickle pipes come in four variants-
- Smallmouth with 4 pieces
- Smallmouth with 8 pieces
- Wide mouth with 4 pieces
- Wide mouth with 8 pieces
Each of them is designed according to the respective variant of Mason jars offered by Masontops.
While the wide mouth pickle pipe fits jars with 86mm opening, the small mouth fits the one with 70mm opening.
They fit perfectly on the mouth of the jars and provide waterless air locking for fermentation.
You can ferment vegetables, sauerkraut, kimchi and much more.
The silicon used in the making of pickle pipes is BPA-free and food safe. They are dishwasher safe which makes them reusable after each use. They come in four colors – blue, red, teal, and purple.
If you are a fermentation expert, you know how important it is to vent out the carbon dioxide released in the jar.
The pickle pipe is designed with a one-way valve that enables the carbon dioxide to leave the jar but does not allow any gas or moisture to enter from the other side. And this is exactly what is needed for fermentation.
How to use
The design of the pickle pipe is simple. Fermenting is completely hassle-free too.
All you would need to do is stuff a mason jar with vegetables and brine.
Make sure that brine stays on top while covering everything under it.
Then you need to screw a pickle pipe on top of the jar and leave it in a cool, dark place for a suitable amount of time.
You need to make sure that the jar isn’t overstuffed with veggies or brine to avoid overflow.
This easy-to-use-and-maintain product is simply great for fermentation.
Suitable for food
Pickle pebbles and Pickle pipes can be used for making probiotic rich products through home fermentation. These include pickles, kraut, kimchi, brine pickles, giardiniera, ginger, garlic, carrots, and many more.
The mason jar kit
Masontops also offers a mason jar fermentation kit that contains pickle pebbles, pickle pipes, and a pickle packer tamper.
It is a complete fermentation package that has everything you need to make pickles and other delicious probiotic-rich foods at home.
You also get a recipe book to help you experiment more with the products in the kit. You can ferment 4 things at one time. It is easy to use and clean.
All the vegetables you can get at a farmer’s market can be used with the pickle pebbles and pickle pipes.
These pickle pipe pickle pebble products from Masontops and the kit itself are great for all fermenting needs.
Personal use, online customer reviews, and recommendations prove that the clear weights and silicon covers are easy to use, and maintain, while also being highly efficient at their jobs.
You should definitely get the return for your investment very quickly.
How was your experience with pickle pipes pickle pebbles? Let us know in the comments below.