DIY -Mason Jar Air Lock Lid
With the help of Husband I now have four airlock lids for my mason jars. These sell for as much as $12 online but we made four for about $7.
For this project you will need the following:
- 1 Power Tool Operator (Husband)
- A drill and two size drill bits
- Plastic Mason Jar Lids
- A Lid Gasket
- A small Grommets for the airlock
- Airlock ( I prefer a three piece Airlock)
- Smaller drill bit for starter hole
- Bigger Drill bit to finish the hole.
Ask your Power Tool Operator to drill a 1/2″ inch hole into the top of the lid. You will need to start the hole with a smaller drill bit before you put the final hole in,this is what happens if you don’t use a starter hole (pictured below).
- Make sure and wash all your parts before you assemble them.
- The grommet is flexible and easy to maneuver into the hole.
- Once in the hole it should look like this and fit snugly.
- Next you will add your gasket. This will make an airtight seal when you screw on the lid.
- The last step will be to add your airlock
- The airlock should fit securely in the grommet.
- Now you can use it on your next ferment!
I hope this helped you to save some money and your ferments from contamination. Thank you for reading!
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