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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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- 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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- 4/6/2014
said: Craig
"I got the 5L crock. This is my first purchase and use of a fermenting crock, so I do not have any hands-on basis for comparison. That being said, I found the crock to be exactly as described in the item listing and by previous reviewers: solid, some cosmetic flaws in the glaze, and robustly packaged for shipping. I have made one batch of kimchee in it so far, which turned out great. Unlike a previous reviewer, I did not find evaporation of water in the airlock to be a significant problem (potentially in an extremely hot and dry setting it could be) -- I assume that the grooves in the edge of the lid are to facilitate bubbling out of CO2, should it become vigorous during fermentation."
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- 9/26/2011
said: lucy
"The crock seems fine but the instruction booklet that comes with it is poorly translated. So much so that it is practically worthless."
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- 12/1/2010
said: Urania Erskine
"Good price but I found the stone not heavy enough to compress the kraut. Also,the notches in the lid and the top seem unnecessary and require one to be more vigilant in adding water. I did have to sand the bottom of the vessel to smooth it out."
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- 11/13/2014
said: Linda
"My husband ordered this crock, 10 L and it made amazing delicious kraut! Was crisp, had great appearance, couldn't be happier! Just a very well made crock!! Has an old world appearance. Was so easy to clean up also. Very happy!!!"
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- 8/14/2014
said: Fraser
"that was the best packaging I have ever seen !! arrived quickly, everyone very helpful, fermentation begins tomorrow :-) you should let customers know the crock is made by Gartopf / schmitt-----apparently they are the standard now----- at first, because your price is as low as the chinese copy---I didn't believe it was german made. thanks for a good online experience ps now 3 weeks later, crock worked like a charm, kraut is just crunchy enough, just sour enough---in fact, perfect! will be a staple in my home now."
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- 3/25/2014
said: edward seal
"Bought 2 of these crocks to make sauerkraut. They arrived in good condition. I'm a first timer at making this. I found the videos on how to make kraut on your website. Very informative."
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- 2/14/2014
said: Deborah D'Amico
"This is my first purchase with Lehman's and I know I will be shopping here in the future. This crock is a great value when comparing prices elsewhere and you can order without worrying too much about breakage in transit (we're in Reno,NV & Lehman's is in Kidron,OH-that's a lot of miles!) I was telling a friend about the delivery because it arrived thoroughly packed, in perfect condition and appears exactly like the photo. Thanks Lehman's for offering and delivering a great product!"
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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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- 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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