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Fido Jars and Fermentation

Ok.. this has been a touchy subject on many blogs for a long time. There is so much mis-information about this subject – and so many warning posts I have made over the last few years have been edited for those wishing to push one agenda or another that this post is necessary here on our website.

IF you ferment – these are GREAT jars – among the strongest on the market  – but meant to have a VENT – not to self vent…  PERIOD … no arguments – no rebuttals –  I have been distributing the FIDO brand for  3 decades …. and I state for the record – they are NOT meant to “self vent” by stretching the metal rings.  I have heard so many “I always do this” and “I never heard of a jar exploding from this” …  well for the record  – there are millions of these sold a year worldwide – and I can assure you that we DO hear of the mis-use and the problems associated with using the jar in a manner it was not designed for.  These jars are made for canning – and can be used in the hot bath process – as well as stored in the fridge or freezer.  They are meant to hold , not vent,  pressure unless a vent kit is used.

So – the short and sweet of it – we LOVE to sell you this product – we love the fermentation business – but unless you choose to drill the lid and install a vent or buy a vent system (many companies offer a kit)  – you do so at your own risk, as you are using the jar in a manner it was not intended to be used.

On a final note – I have heard nonsense every place I post,  about the relationship of our company  to Pickl-it (one such supplier of vented jars and lid kits)  from people who attempt to debunk my warning above. As a few admins on those blogs point out – this is a ridiculous contention – we are a large supplier to the industry for many many years – and though we have a wonderful relationship with Pickl-it and they are a valued customer – we do not play favorites in our pricing or supply chain….. we sell the same FIDO jars to the Smithsonian Museums for usage in storing artificats – we are a business that welcomes any and all customers.

When used properly – FIDO jars (and ONLY Bormioli Rocco makes FIDO jars by the way) are a wonderful product for your fermentation and storage needs  – none better on the market.

We welcome your orders here on our website .. and happy fermenting!

Bob

http://www.wholesaleglassbottles.com – $150 minimum wholesale site   click here

http://www.glaspak.com – various case size orders – wholesale on multiple cases of same item  (you are here!)

http://www.glasswarehouse.org – small order site  click here

http://www.qualityglassbottles.com – full pallet orders of same item click here

Lets talk about swing top bottle usage

HI … my name is Bob and I am the founder of http://www.glaspak.com … as an internet vendor and wholesale supplier to the craft, food & beverage and cosmetic industry for many years, I have noted how many people today love to make their own products. It is wonderful to hear (and get samples) of many of these – but we have also found a problem in information about what the proper type bottle to use is for various beverages.  While ALL our bottles are hardened – not ALL bottles are suitable for pressure.  The vagrancies of various formulations for everything from sparkling wines  to Apple cider fermentation , have caused misleading information out on the net.

Here are our personal recommendations :

When packing an item that may build up pressure  – and for any bottle larger than 500ML (16.8 ounce) to be used for this – we recommend using ONLY round bottles.  The tensil strength of the actual glass is the same for round or square – but the surface tension that is spread across a flat glass surface increases to unacceptable levels when you are pressure packing. A round bottle, on the other hand,  has less stress per square inch due to the structure of the round bottle itself.

We have never had a report of glass failure on the 500ML and 250ML square bottles – but have heard of some failure when  pressure packing on the 1L square bottle.  They have no problem with 2 atmospheres (like sparkling water)   – but pressure can build rapidly when you are making in house items that produce higher pressure.

The strongest of ALL our products,, and the recommendation we make for many of the pressure items are the 2 following:

#1 – truly the strongest swing top bottle on the market : https://glaspak.com/round-750-ml-dalia-swing-top-bottle.html  (Dalia 750ML bottle)

#2 – Another very strong bottle from one of our other suppliers  – with never a problem being reported: https://glaspak.com/round-1-liter-giara-swing-top-bottle.html  (Giara 1L bottle)

Watch for our upcoming blog on the do’s and don’t of trying to use a fido hermetic jar for fermentation purposes.

thanks for reading

Bob

http://www.wholesaleglassbottles.com – $150 minimum wholesale site   click here

http://www.glaspak.com – various case size orders – wholesale on multiple cases of same item  (you are here!)

http://www.glasswarehouse.org – small order site  click here

http://www.qualityglassbottles.com – full pallet orders of same item click here