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Tempered Glass Fermentation Weights for Fermenting in Wide Mouth Mason Jars


These heavy, tempered glass weights perfectly fit into a wide mouth Mason jar to hold your fermenting vegetables under the brine and press out any air pockets, leaving a tiny space around the edges to let out fermentation gasses.

Glass weights that are not tempered often crack in half during fermentation.

We decided these weights chipped too easily at the sharp polished edge, so we are now hand sanding each weight before sending them out. This is extremely time consuming and expensive, but we didn’t want to risk glass chips ending up in your ferments!

The highest quality fermentation weights you can buy anywhere!

Fermentation weights cannot be shipped internationally – they are too heavy and expensive to ship.

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These weights were designed to be the very best on the market for fermenting in wide mouth Mason jars. They are 68.5mm (2.7 inches) in diameter and 18.5mm (.73 inches) thick. They weigh 6 ounces each (170 grams).

The weights are cut from sheets of high quality tempered soda-lime glass, the same material Mason jars themselves are made of. Most competing discs are not tempered, which is much cheaper to produce but less safe. Air bubbles and other imperfections in lower quality glass can cause it to crack or break.

If you fill your jars up to the neck, one weight will perfectly cover your ferment. You can use more than one weight if the jar isn’t completely full or if you want to displace more brine to bring the level up to the neck of the jar. With more active ferments, you might not want to fill the jar into the neck to avoid overflowing brine. Then you will probably want to use two weights.

Glass does not leach anything into your food.

Dishwasher safe, boiling water safe, oven safe, microwave safe. Avoid sudden temperature changes.


Single Weight, Six Pack of Old Style Weights, Six Pack of Sanded Weights, Six Pack of Unsanded Weights


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Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
Fleschca (Burlington, NJ, US)

Glass weights worked great for fermenting homemade sour kraut.

VHarris (Beaufort, NC, US)
Perfect kraut every time!

Bought these weights to go with the silicone lids. Love the combination for keeping kraut submerged and mold-free.

Patricia Bennett (Somerville, TN, US)
Fermentation Weights for Wide Mouth Jars

I had never used weights before and I liked what you offered and so I ordered them. I couldn’t be more happy! My Kraut, fermented radishes and fermented avocados have never been better because the weights kept them submerged!! No problem getting them out of the jar, just tilt the weight and pick it out with your fingers!! Highly recommend them!!

margaret (Green Bay, WI, US)

It's just what I needed to prepare small batches. Time to retire my crock. It works like a charm.

blt (Santa Rosa, CA, US)
Amazingly helpful

I just made my first batch of fermented vegetables using the fermenation weights and I can’t believe how much easier the process was. I purchased the sanded version and am very pleased.

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