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European-Style Fermenting Crock - 5-Liter

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Discover one of the oldest, easiest and healthiest ways to preserve food. Natural lactic acid fermentation allows vegetables to retain more vitamins and minerals than other methods. Plus, styled after the traditional European fermenting pots, these crocks are made for easier use.
  • Rustic dark brown with rounded handles
  • Holds approx. 1-1/3 gallons
  • 12-1/2"H (w/ lid), 10-1/4"D, 9-1/4"OD, 5"ID
  • Stones 2 lb, total wt 16 lb.
  • Made in Germany
Larger crocks are available at our retail store in Kidron, Ohio. They are too large to ship, so they must be picked up at our store.
* NOTE: An additional $25 shipping surcharge is required.

European-Style Fermenting Crock - 5-Liter

Discover one of the oldest, easiest and healthiest ways to preserve food. Natural lactic acid fermentation allows vegetables to retain more vitamins and minerals than other methods. Plus, styled after the traditional European fermenting pots, these crocks are made for easier use.<ul> <li>Rustic dark brown with rounded handles </li> <li>Holds approx. 1-1/3 gallons</li> <li>12-1/2"H (w/ lid), 10-1/4"D, 9-1/4"OD, 5"ID</li> <li>Stones 2 lb, total wt 16 lb.</li> <li>Made in Germany</li></ul><em>Larger crocks are available at our retail store in Kidron, Ohio. They are too large to ship, so they must be picked up at our store.</em>crock, sauerkraut, sour krout, sour kraut, sauer kraut, stoneware
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EUROPEAN-STYLE FERMENTING CROCK - 5-LITER DESCRIPTION
When the gutter around the rim is filled with water and the heavy lid placed on top, an air-tight seal forms to protect food from air and decay. (The gutter must be occasionally refilled as water evaporates.) These crocks can be kept in a cool place for months, letting the vegetables inside ferment naturally.
  • Designed for making sizable batches of sauerkraut or preserving food for a large family or emergencies.
  • Lead-free, food-safe glaze will not retain foods' flavors and makes cleanup easy
  • Two semicircular weight stones rest on top of food and create pressure needed for proper fermentation
  • Also make excellent containers for kindling, feed, seed, plants or decorations

Note: Weight stones vary in color. Because German-made crocks are handmade, measurements may slightly vary. Also, there are often imperfections in the finish where the lighter tan of the ceramic shows through the dark brown glaze. These imperfections do not affect the performance.

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* NOTE: An additional $25 shipping surcharge is required.

Customer Reviews of European-Style Fermenting Crock - 5-Liter
Product Rating: 4.8 out of 5.0(31 reviews)
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- 8/18/2012
said: Bob Billings
"Best crocks ever, we have the 5, 10 and 20 liter and keep them busy all year round. We will be passing through Kidron, Ohio again this year and plan to purchase another one. Thanks Lehman's you stock some of the best products in the country."
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- 11/18/2012
said: Anonymous User
"I bought the 5L crock, and it has one major design flaw. The lid has holes that require the gutter rim to be completely full of water to get an air-tight seal. Even after one day of natural evaporation, the water level drops below the holes, allowing fruit flies and bugs to get into the crock and spoil the batch. I stopped using this crock because of that, and I would not purchase it again. If that one flaw were corrected, this would be a great crock."
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- 6/14/2012
said: Travis
"Although this crock was extremely well packaged, it arrived with a hairline crack in it. I was new to crocking and was concerned the crack might separate over time. I called customer service and was told just to keep it and they promptly sent out a new one! I made kraut in the new one and also the cracked one with great results. Love these beautiful crocks and Lehman's customer service! Thanks."
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- 5/7/2012
said: Gary
"this item is awesome. I thought maybe I should have ordered the smaller one but now I am glad I got this one. I can heads of cabbage at one time. I love to share so when I make a batch I share what I dont want. Awesome product!"
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- 1/30/2013
said: Anonymous User
"I just finished my first batch of sauerkraut. It is delicious. My crock arrived with a broken lid, but customer service sent a new one promptly. The crock was easy to use. Overall I am satisfied with my purchase and would like to buy additional crocks in the future."
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- 11/17/2013
said: Kathryn Grosz
"I purchased two of these crocks. They really are great. I finally took a class on how to make sauerkraut and it worked the first try. The instructor said we would get yeast growing on the top. I had zero gunk on top. I think this is because of the crock's cover and the fact that you put water in the trough around the top of the lid and that keeps unwanted stuff out. I did open it a couple of times to push on the stones to get excess air out. The kraut tastes amazing. Very happy with this crock."
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- 9/11/2012
said: K Gordon
"Waited for the first batch to finish to review the 5L Crock. It worked great!! Easy to use, easy to pack, even nice to have on the kitchen counter. The sauerkraut is excellent & I'm very happy with it."
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- 12/29/2011
said: Jeanie
"Just received my crock today via UPS. WOW! I was a little leary of paying so much for shipping, but now I understand. The crock was VERY well protected and arrived without a hitch. I ordered the 10L and was quite surprised at how large it really is...it will be perfect for our needs. Thanks Lehman's for another great product! Can't wait to get to the garden and get the cabbage fermenting!"
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- 11/19/2011
said: Carole Gray
"This is the BEST Purchase I have made in a very long time! I have made saurkraut in my crock from Lehmans , 3 times!! All have turned out perfect! I liked it soo much I wanted my friend to have one so I purchased another! :) This crock is well worth the investment. The saurkraut,when finisherd comes out cleaner, that any other I have seen, an so easy to maintain during the fermentation process. the only thing you have to do is keep the well full of water! . Thank You Leman's for the great packing an shipping! C"
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- 11/19/2011
said: Nancy B.
"Thank you Will S. for incredible packing. The UPS man was even excited to see it. First batch is almost done, can't keep from "testing" it when filling water ledge, what freshness and crunch. Just push down on stones to keep covered.Our kraut recipe is from Root Cellaring 1979 Mike and Nancy Bubel book. Wonderful.Thank you again Lehmans."
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