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Sourdough Starter Containers

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kap1492

Sourdough Starter Containers

Was with the wife at IKEA tonight and was browsing their kitchen section and came across these glass jars that I think are perfect for starters: new or old. I know that most people have their preference (glass/plastic) or just use what they have lying around the house. The thing I really liked about these are the lids. They have a silicone gasket that keeps them snug but not too much that under pressure they will either pop off or allow enough pressure to get out. Just a light tug and they are off. 

 

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I676

Canning area esteem perfect.  I use a spaghetti sauce jar. Not too big, but enough to build up a good amount for a loaf. 

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kap1492

Are my pics upside down? I was having some difficulty uploading my updated pics that I fixed. On my phone they are upside down and on my pc they are fine. If they are upside down let me know so I can fix

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Ford

Pics are OK.

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PhilZ

Hi. I thought the containers should have air vents? Would the silicone gasket not suffocate the starter?

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Ford

The sourdough starters do NOT need air to flourish.  The can metabolize the starch either anaerobically or aerobically.

Ford