Sprouts are rich in digestible energy, bioavailable vitamins, minerals, amino acids, proteins, beneficial enzymes and phytochemicals, as these are necessary for a germinating plant to grow. These nutrients are essential for human health.
Lids come in different mesh sizes. You should always use the widest mesh you can. Wider mesh allows the water to flow in and out more easily and improves air-flow as well. In some cases (when growing Leafy or Brassicas Sprouts) you change the screen lids (from fine to medium and then to coarse) as your sprouts grow. The widest mesh screen allows some hulls to pour out along with water during your last few Rinses. This makes de-hulling easier.
You can grow all the way with a narrow mesh screen - though your hulls won't pour off and air won't move quite as well, they still work great.
Not all seeds require this step. Fill the Jar with water. Twirl and twirl and twirl the water around in the Jar. Pour water out and repeat the fill and twirl and pour until the water runs clear. Skip this step if you don't have a screen with mesh smaller than your seeds.
Fill with cool (60 - 70°) water unless instructed otherwise by your seed supplier and leave to soak for 8 - 12 hours or for the time noted for the specific seed/mix you are sprouting.
Fill Jar with cool (60 - 70°) water (unless instructed otherwise by your seed supplier). Twirl and twirl the Jar. Pour water off and repeat once or twice more. As a rule we do it 2-3 times every time we Rinse. We Rinse 2-3 times daily.
This is the hardest part of Jar sprouting. It is also the best reason to have screw on Screen Lids. When you are done Rinsing you need to get as much of the water out of the Jar as possible. With a Jar all you can really do is use gravity, so turn it Screen down and shake it up and down over and over and over again until no more water comes out through the Screen. When you are growing big seeds it is easy enough to get most of the water out, but when they are small seeds, there will always be some water left, so shake more than you think is necessary.