Mason Jars For Homebrew Ingredient Storage, Yeast Starters and More

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You can use Mason jars to store hops, grain, yeast slurry and more. Fermentation lids are also available to convert these to be easily used for yeast starters. And, of course, you can serve your beer and other drinks in a one of these. Mason jars generally economical, reusable, oxygen impermeable and you can easily see the contents.

FoodSaver Regular Sealer and Accessory Hose Wide-Mouth Jar Kit

Storage Caps.  If you want or need to skip the FoodSaver part, Storage caps are available. These also come in two sizes depending on jar size.

WIDE Mouth Mason Jar Lids [8 Pack] for Ball, Kerr and More - Food Grade Colored Plastic Storage Caps for Mason/Canning Jars - Leak-Proof & Anti-Scratch Resistant SurfacePictured: WIDE Mouth Mason Jar Lids [8 Pack] for Ball, Kerr and More – Food Grade Colored Plastic Storage Caps for Mason/Canning Jars – Leak-Proof & Anti-Scratch Resistant Surface – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Lots more options are available.  Search Amazon for “Mason Jar Storage Lids” on Amazon

Grain Storage Capacity for Larger Mason Jars

Using my rule of thumb 1.25 lbs per liter, the half gallon size jars should hold around 2.36 lbs of grain and the quart jars should hold around 1.17 lbs of grain. These are rough estimates.

Using Mason Jars for Yeast Starters

Lids are available to easily convert these jars to use for yeast starters. As will all other options you need the right size lid (either regular or wide mouth).

A tip… fermentation weights are also available, those are generally intended for fermenting food. The sit on top of the food and are not airtight. Along those lines they should be avoided if you’re wanting to do yeast starters.

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

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