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Old 01-06-2012, 04:12 AM   #1
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Does anybody use, or know if its ok to use Gerber baby jars for storing washed yeast in my fridge? I can't seem to find mason jars

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I too had trouble finding mason jars. I finally found them at Walmart. They also stock the replacement lids.

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Thanks Johhny, I found these online, but not sure if they are practical considering each jar is over $1.

Ball Wide Mouth Quart Jars with Lids Pack - Walmart.com

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This title made me laugh. I use these. I use a big mason jar for the first pour out of the bucket and let that settle for a few minutes in the fridge and then pour that off into 3-4 larger baby food jars. The tops are a little hard to get off but they work great.

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Try k-mart also, and the regular mouth jars are about half the price of wide mouth. I've been using pint size (16 oz), and that has been getting enough yeast in each for healthy starters.
Check goodwill too.

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This title made me laugh. I use these. I use a big mason jar for the first pour out of the bucket and let that settle for a few minutes in the fridge and then pour that off into 3-4 larger baby food jars. The tops are a little hard to get off but they work great.
I'll go to wal mart tomorrow to find some of the ones Johnny was talking about, if not i'll go gerber
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Why not order them online ? Or go to a Bed Bath and Beyond, if there is one near you?

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I use the baby food jars but I never seem to get them sealed correctly.

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I use the baby food jars but I never seem to get them sealed correctly.
^What he said.^

I used the larger gerber jars a few times after boiling the jars/lids for 30 minutes, but the lids would never completely seal for me so I just use my mason jars now.
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I save all jars. Don't we all go through about 5 medium sized jars a week?

The only ones I don't keep are pickle jars because I can't get rid of the pickling flavors.

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