How does an airlock work?
food grade buckets
Remove the cap and the protective foam insert. Discard the insert. Fill the inside of the airlock 1/2 way with water.
Put the cap back on and insert the tip of the airlock into the mason jar lid, bucket lid, carboy lid, etc. Make sure there is a tight seal. Shamless plug – We also sell a set of 4, specially-designed mason jar lids with airlocks for fermenting activities involving mason jars…
Gasses are released during the fermentation process. You will see bubbles forming and escaping through the water in the airlock
Airlocks prevent oxygen from entering the ferments. Oxygen will ruin the fermentation process.
Every now and then, remove the airlock to “burp” the ferment, check on your progress and release pressure (this step may not be required depending on your project).
Year of Plenty customers use our airlocks for many varieties of fermentation projects. Here’s a short list:
Brewing craft beers Wine-making Sauerkraut Kimchi Hard cider Fruit wine Rice wine Spicy cabbage with cauliflour Shredded carrots and ginger Pickles
Fermenting is a fun way to bond with friends and family.
Many of our customers are experienced fermenters who require a lot of trustworthy equiptment. We offer discounts for high volume purchases as well as business customers.
Other customers are new to fermenting and are just beginning their journey. Whether you are a “newbie” or a veteran, it would be our privilege to provide you with the tools you need to be successful.
Fermentation can help you become more self-reliant, independent and healthy
At Year of Plenty, it is our goal to help our customers become more self-sufficient and independent. Our line of fermentation supplies will help you perserve your food safely and effectively.
What will you do with all those fresh veggies from your garden? Do what our ancestors did in the not-so-distant-past: ferment them.
Fermentation allows you to provide your family with healthy, probiotic-rich foods all winter long. Now is the time to relearn the lost art of fermentation!
Why should you chose Year of Plenty?
At Year of Plenty, we have developed the following mission statement:
“Our mission is to help our customers become more independent, healthy and self-sufficient by providing high quality, safe products to every customer, every time”
Quality: We insist on using the best materials to create sturdy, long-lasting products. We use our products in our own personal lives. We listen to our customers and make adjustments to meet your needs.
EASY, SAFE, SIMPLE: Includes 6 3-piece preassembled airlocks. All parts are BPA-free
CLEAR, STURDY, LONG-LASTING: Each airlock is made from crystal-clear, strong plastic and assembled
VERSATILE FERMENTING EQUIPTMENT: Airlocks can be used for a variety of purposes – to preserve foods (sauerkraut, pickles) or create delicious wine and beer
REQUIRED BREWING SUPPLIES: Airlocks allow gas bubbles to escape during the fermentation process while preventing oxygen from ruining your ferments and brewing activities
EASY TO USE AND CLEAN: Every home brewer and fermenter knows how and why to use an airlock