So you want to make sauerkraut? Great! First you’ll need to learn how to make airlock lids for your fermentation jars, and get a few other supplies together. An airlock lid allows the carbon dioxide produced by the fermentation process to escape.
The airlock lid also preventing outside air from entering, which prevents airborne mold and bacteria from getting into the jar and contaminating it. In this post I’ll share all the tools you need to make your own sauerkraut at home, and I’ll teach you how to make Airlock lids.
Making your own airlock lid is a fun activity for fathers to do with their kids. It doesn’t take long and it uses a power drill, which makes it exciting! Younger kids can watch and older kids can try using the drill.
Here are all the supplies you’ll need to make your own sauerkraut, including the airlock lid.
You’re ready to make sauerkraut. Be sure to thoroughly wash your jars and lids before starting a ferment. To learn how to make your own sauerkraut, check out our recipe.