The Sterilock Airlock

I recently had the opportunity to try out The World’s First Antibacterial Airlock – Sterilock.

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Sterilock’s director, Richard Cook, sent me a basic Sterilock setup. I received the Sterilock airlock, an odor absorbing capsule and two different style lids. Along with a food fermentation guide.


So I set out to make a batch of my fermented cabbage as I usually do. The cabbage was chopped and mixed with a little salt. Then packed it into a jar, topped with brine and sealed with the Sterilock airlock.
I placed it into my usual fermentation cabinet and waited 2 weeks.
My first comment is that I was not able to tell how active the fermentation process was happening as I didn’t have a fluid filled airlock to provide visual feedback (bubbling action).

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The Sterilock was very easy to use. No need to monitor the fluid level in an airlock, just make sure that the brine level in the jar remains high enough to cover all the fermenting materials. It is a nice compact unit that makes storing the fermenting jar in tighter quarters than possible with a bubble airlock.

But I miss being able to tell if the process is actively working and or has stopped.

This batch turned out to be NOT as sour as I expected. I don’t know if this is because of the Sterilock or maybe the cabbage. I just don’t know.

I also feel that the cost is a bit high compared to the alternate airlocks available. But hopefully with increased sales and production, the cost per unit will drop sufficiently.

But check out Sterilock for yourself and see if it works for your application.

Videos now online.

I have finally gotten around to putting some of Linda’s cooking videos online.  Under the tab “Your Pantry” you will find 2 series of instructional videos. 

Your Pantry

The first series is “After School Snacks”.  It consists of 5 new videos for making great gluten free after school snacks.

The second series is called “Gluten Free Whole Grain Quick Breads”.  It also has 5 different videos showing you how to make great whole grain quick breads that are all gluten free.

It always was Linda’s intent to have them available and be shared.

New Direction

Because of the continued activity by you the users, I have decided to keep this blog site online for a while longer.   All of Linda’s old posts and recipes will remain and continue to be accessible. 

But any new posts that I add will NOT necessarily be Gluten-Free related.  So if you wish not to receive new posting notifications I will not be offended if you remove yourself from this blogs feed updates.  You can still always return to the blog site and access the old Gluten-Free related content. 


My new postings will be more related to My Back Yard: and where I am getting my food and how I am processing and preparing it.   It may be gluten-free, but not necessarily.   So hang around if you want.  The writing style will surely be different from what you were use to.   And please do continue to access Linda’s gluten-free materials.