Good for you, good for the planet
Upgrade wide mouth canning jar lids to waterless airlock ones, such as the Nourished Essentials Easy Fermenter. Oxygen is pumped out and carbon dioxide is vented during secondary fermentation. The built in one-way valve releases gases and prevents oxygen exposure. The airlock lids fit wide mouth pint, quart, and half gallon jars.
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C: Culture? Colony? Community? Cohort? Concoction?
To brew a gallon batch, a large capacity tea infuser easily holds 12 grams of organic loose leaf Camellia sinensis, and is more sustainable and economical than six individual bags.