NOTE: Fido Valves are available. Order the regular replacement valves and email us to let us know you want the fido version.
This item is currently made to order, turnaround time is about 2-3 weeks.
The pickling jar EVERYONE wants! Fido canning jar with an airlock lid. Currently available in 1 qt size (other sizes will be added, according to demand – speak up if you prefer a different size!).
Comes with jar, lid, and latex gasket
Lid may be interchanged with other Fido Jars. The silicone valve in the lid works the same as our standard Fermenta Lock valve, to let gas out, but not let air in.
NOTE: If you need other jar sizes, it is LESS EXPENSIVE for you to order the LID only, and purchase other jar sizes locally.
By the time we order in larger size jars, and calculate our increased costs for handling the larger jars, it costs MORE than the combined cost of the lid only, and a locally purchased jar.
Uses a 1″ valve, which is easier to insert into the lid after cleaning than smaller size valves or grommets.
Simple to use! No fussy water lock, just a simple valve that pops out for cleaning. Put your veggies and brine in the jar, add your weights (and extender if you are using one), and close the lid. When you smell a pickled smell on the top of the valve (usually after two days), you know it is working. You don’t have to touch it, monitor it, worry about water in it, or anything else. Just close and go! No parts to keep sorted out, and you can’t knock it off the top of the jar! Fermenta Fido fits easily in the fridge, with no awkward thingy sticking up in the way.
Made from a genuine Bormioli Rocco Fido Jar, manufactured in Italy.
Can We Drill Your Lids?
Yes. Cost is $10 each, plus return shipping.
Email us for instructions.
Fermenta Lock is an entirely original airlock concept. No cumbersome water lock to mess with, no awkward thingy sticking up off the top of the jar – you won’t have to worry about putting it in the fridge, or knocking the airlock off!
A smooth and elegant one-way valve lets air out, but not in. Pops out easily for cleaning, no clumsy latches or inaccessible parts. Use the airlock lid during fermenting when gas release is important. Swap it out for a plain lid from a regular Fido jar for storage – no need to mess with corks and stoppers that can pop out.
Easy to use – just close the lid. Nothing else to do, it just works!
How the One-Way Valve works
The one-way valve is a traditional concept (this kind of valve has been used in many applications for a very long time). Pressure from the outside is deflected down around the curve of the cap, instead of through. Pressure from the inside pushes through, because it is not deflected.
This is the same way an egg stays strong from the outside, but still allows a fragile new chick to break it from the inside.
The ORIGINAL one-way valve fermenting airlock! Imitation IS the sincerest form of flattery, and we have noticed that our product has been copied by other sellers of fermenting products. Remember, if you see someone else selling a one-way valve airlock for fermenting, THEY copied US, not the other way around! Fermenta Lock is still the only original invention, handmade in the US. If it isn't orange, it isn't the original!
We invented Fermenta Lock, Fermenta Free, and the valve used for Fermenta Fido and other Fermenta Airlock products. We invented Fermenta Dunk Extender. Patents are prohibitively expensive, and designed by the government not to protect the rights of individuals, but to provide another source of revenue and control for the government and lawyers. We are good at what we do. We have endless ideas and endless creativity, and competition does not scare us. Impatient thieves do not scare us - they are too busy taking shortcuts to make a success of it anyway, and they won't want to take the effort to actually MAKE a product and fill orders.
So if you want to copy our idea, go right ahead. If you want to market and sell a competing product, you are welcome to do so, as long as you do not patent our idea - we had it first, and our posts on FaceBook announcing the invention and launch of it will prove that. This idea is officially in the public domain, placed there by us. We will NOT release supply sources, or part names unless you want to buy them - we'll be happy to sell you an instruction kit. If you buy our product, or look at the images and figure it out for yourself, good on you. Compete with us if you like, just don't screw us, and we'll get along just fine. Big companies who might want to screw us may have more money, and more lawyers than we do, but we have more to gain by suing the pants off a big company, and believe me, we will be well motivated to do so if anyone patents our idea and claims it as their own - this is a free idea. Everybody now owns it.
Published June 23, 2012
Wholesale, Export, and Manufacture of this product by other companies is an option. International distributorships are available for those wishing to export. Please email us to inquire about access to our wholesale website, or in regards to manufacturing any of our products.
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