File under, "I wish I'd thought of that." Some person, somewhere in the English speaking world crowd sourced a contraption that makes small scale fermentation a snap.
Look at this:
Photo completely stolen from the Kraut Source website.
It performs the same task as the clumsy plastic bag filled with water I've been using for years -- a tip I picked up from "The Joy of Pickling" by Linda Ziedrich.
Using a spring-and-moat system, it keeps the vegetables submerged in brine. Ordinary wide-mouthed Mason jars become fancy fermentation vessels.
This invention is brilliant. It's a game-changer.
And not yet available. :-(
I am super excited to be able to purchase some of these fabulous lids -- sometime in November, 2014.
Cheers and happy fermenting!
(who has been busy, busy, busy this summer)