Making pickles is now much simpler with this home fermenting kit. The Perfect Pickler® Jar Top Fermentor System (JTFS) makes small batch recipes using a variety of herbs and spices - both traditional and the latest artisanal wonders. The JTFS threads onto a variety of wide mouth canning jars - five different size jars from 1/2 pint to 1/2 gallon. Watch the bubbly fun inside the jar as veggies transform into pickles. After fermenting is complete - in just a few days - thread on a standard canning lid and refrigerate. That's it! There is no cooking or boiling, no added culture starters required; just salt, water, the recipe and your jar. This style of pickling is timeless, known as brine or lacto-fermentation to produce probiotic-rich pickles. The recipe ingredients are placed in a light saltwater solution. The kit quickly attaches and seals out air, but allows gases to escape during fermentation. Another big plus, no fermenting odors! The kit includes a four-part lid assembly, 1/4 pound premium Celtic Sea Salt®, our cook booklet with oodles of signature recipes, and our new DVD to introduce you to the world of lacto-fermentation with extra video recipes. The jar is not included and is available at food stores, hardware stores, and big box stores.