This kit has everything you need to ferment your own special blend hot sauce! The best hot sauces are fermented. Whether your favorite is mild, refreshing and green, or smoky, blazing hot and red, there’s no limit on all the different ways to customize homemade hot sauce. Fermenting your hot sauces gives them an umami depth, knocks just a bit of the edge off the chiles, and marries all the flavors for complex hot sauces you’ll want to put on everything. Experiment with different combinations for endless spicy possibilities. From jalapeños, to habaneros fermented with fruit, to poblanos and hatch chiles there’s no wrong way to get your high-heat fix. You can also use this kit for pickling veggies and sauerkraut. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s amazingly healthy. Perfect for both the first time fermentor and someone who has been doing it for years. The fermentation weight is a heavy glass weight that keeps your vegetables fully submerged during fermentation and has a hole in it so you can easily get it in and out of the jar. Using an airlock means that you don't have to worry about "burping" your ferment and keeps everything you want in the jar in, and everything you don't want out. Kit includes: 1/2 Gallon Glass Fermenting Jar, Glass Fermentation Weight, Lid with Airlock, Glass Writing Pencil and Kosher Salt. Great unique gift idea!