Airlock Lid for Half Gallon Jars

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This airlock lid is a great way to culture your veggies. You don't need airlocks to ferment - but it is my favorite way to ferment veggies because they taste better. There are two sizes to choose from depending on your style of jar. The 1/2 Gallon "Tall" Jar uses the 86mm lid. The 1/2 Gallon "Short" Jar uses the 110mm lid. This special airlock lid will convert your half-gallon jar into an airlock fermenter!

Fermenting with an airlocks helps with several things.

  • Better tasting veggies.
  • Less chance of the Kahm yeast that can develop and make your veggies taste bad.
  • Release pressure/ gas naturally and allows veggies to ferment and stay crisper.

What you will receive with your order.

  • One plastic BPA Free airlock lid, specially fitted with a food-grade silicon grommet for your airlock.
  • One solid plastic BPA Free lid. When the fermenting on the counter is done, use this lid to store your veggies in the fridge.


You will also receive the following items:

  • One laminated recipe card with a cultured veggie recipe to make 2 quarts of cultured veggies.
  • Instructions on how to use your airlock lids.

Please note that this does not include a glass jar.

Instructions for using your airlock lids.

  1. Before you begin, wash your lids and airlocks in hot soapy water and dry them.
  2. Prepare your vegetables and place in your canning jars, fill with the appropriate amount of water and culture.
  3. Remove the clear plastic cap from the top of the airlock. Fill the airlock with water about halfway up the plastic tube.
  4. Place the cap back on the airlock once you filled it with water and place the airlock in the grommet on the airlock lid, pushing down till the airlock is securely in the grommet.
  5. Screw the lid on the jar and tighten the lid firmly to prevent air from entering the jar.
  6. When the vegetables are done fermenting, remove the airlock lid & airlock, replace it with the solid lid, and place the jar in the fridge.