Pickle Pebbles PLUS - Wide Mouth Glass Fermentation Weights for Small-Batch Mason Jar Fermentation - WIDE MOUTH (4 Pack)
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- ▶ INCLUDES 4 PICKLE PEBBLES PLUS – FITS ANY WIDE MOUTH MASON JAR, Including Ball, Kerr and Bernardin
- ▶ PREVENTS SPOILAGE – Keeps Fermenting Vegetables Submerged Under Brine to Prevent Oxygen Exposure to Yield Safe, Delicious and Healthy Ferments
- ▶ FOR MASON JARS – Specially Designed and Perfectly Weighted for Fermenting Small Batches in Mason Jars
- ▶ NEW DESIGN – Featuring Crystal-Clear Glass for Improved Visibility and a Beveled Masontops Emblem
- ▶ SPECIFICATIONS – 2.75" Diameter x 0.75" Thick; Weight of 170 Grams (Only One Weight Needed Per Jar)
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Designed For Mason Jar Fermentation
Pickle Pebbles are specifically designed for mason jar fermentation and will fit perfectly in any wide mouth mason jar. Pickle Pebbles take the guesswork out of your lacto fermentation by ensuring your veggies stay below the surface of the brine thereby eliminating exposure to oxygen (which is the main cause of failure when using lacto fermentation methods).
Perfect Fit - Thick and Heavy
Pickle Pebbles are wide enough to cover your fermenting veggies, and perfectly sized to get in and out of your jar with ease. Pickle Pebbles are 50% heavier than similar weights, so they are heavy enough that one is enough to keep everything submerged below the brine.
Pure Molded Soda-Lime Glass
Pickle Pebbles are made of non-iridized soda glass which is completely inert and ensures that no other substances leach into your ferment. We make our fermentation weights from the same type of glass as Ball, Kerr and Bernardin mason jar brands. Each Pickle Pebble is molded individually, unlike other weights, which are cut from sheets of optical window glass - these products often have a green tint and/or a frosted cut edge.
Best-Quality, Independently Tested
Pickle Pebbles are individually inspected to ensure the highest possible quality. Lead-free tests have been performed by SGS North America to ensure Pickle Pebbles meet the highest safety standards. We would be pleased to supply a copy of this report at your request.
HOW to use?
Once your veggies and brine are packed in your jar, place a Pickle Pebble on top to ensure everything stays submerged. They are perfectly sized and weighted: one is all you need.
- Pack veggies and brine into Mason jar with 1.75” headspace
- Place Pickle Pebble into mouth of Mason jar; ensure it's slightly submerged
- Remove any food that floats to the surface
- Top off the jar with your chosen airlock or lid
- The Pickle Pebble will keep your veggies submerged and safe below the brine
WHY to use?
Fermenting food needs to be kept below a liquid brine to prevent oxygen exposure, which causes mold. Pickle Pebble weights will save you time and money by preventing spoilage.
- Exposure to oxygen causes mold; Pickle Pebbles eliminate this risk by weighting food below brine
- Pickle Pebbles save time and money by preventing spoilage
- Pickle Pebble glass weights are specifically designed for Mason jars
- They are made of food-safe soda lime glass
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So, I purchased the combo pack of the Pickle Pebbles (4 wide mouth pebbles, 4 standard pebbles), and they have done the job perfectly! The larger size fits perfectly in a wide mouth mason jar and the smaller size fits in standard mason jars. So far, I've used them successfully in pint, quart, and half-gallon size jars. As a note, I would still recommend placing a large piece of cabbage over the shredded cabbage before putting the pickle pebble on top in order to help keep all of the small cabbage pieces from floating around the pebble up to the top of the jar. If you have any pieces that float to the top once you put the pebble in, just go ahead and scoop them out. These are very easy to get in and out of the mason jars, which makes them really easy to use. An added bonus is they are extremely easy to clean with just a quick scrub and rinse. I haven't noticed any lingering smells or residues on any of the pebbles due to their nice, smooth finish.
Overall, I thought these were a bit pricey when I was debating whether or not to purchase them, but I would definitely purchase them again in a heartbeat. They have taken a lot of the fuss and worry out of my fermenting and have made the whole process much easier. I highly recommend them!
The first time I used them I was weighting down two jars of sauerkraut. One jar was just fine, but in the other a shard of glass about 3/4 of an inch long and about 1/8 of an inch wide cracked off the weight and ended up in the sauerkraut itself. I discovered this the hard way when I bit down on a fork full of food and felt an unexpected crunch as the glass broke between my molars (but thankfully didn't pierce any skin). I actually wasn't even mad at the time; every company has a bad unit here and there, and luckily the shard didn't hurt me. I threw out the broken weight and glass-contaminated sauerkraut and moved on.
Fast forward to tonight: I just opened another jar of sauerkraut I've been fermenting for about a month, only to discover the weight I had in the jar had literally cracked in half. That's right, there were two separate, about equal-sized pieces of glass that came out of my jar. Another batch ruined.
Now that two weights have independently broken and got glass in two separate batches of food, I'm ready to believe this is just a terrible product, made with a minimum of quality control, that I was unfortunate enough to purchase.
To address a few common possible causes:
* The sauerkraut was fermenting at room temperature and was not subject to large temperature fluctuations
* The weights were stored in their original packaging, inside the protective foam, when not being used
* The weights were never dropped or otherwise mishandled, and were only hand washed.
There is no logical explanation for two of the four weights to independently break during normal use, so I have to conclude this is just an extremely poor product. I heavily dissuade literally anyone from purchasing these for any use.