I don’t know about you, but I never have enough rubber bands around my house…at least not the right size that I need at the time. On more than one occasion I have rummaged through drawers and searched the house from top to bottom looking for a rubber band. One day, after another rubber band broke, when making kombucha I had a brilliant idea! Why not put a metal ring over the coffee filter?!
I tried it and it worked! The filter keeps the metal from touching the culturing liquid and the ring is, of course, the perfect size since it’s made for the jar. Now I use the rings for all my coffee filter covered cultures; kombucha, water kefir, milk kefir, etc. I love when things are simpler.