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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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- 4/25/2011
said: Greg LeFever
"I bought two and always have a batch of sauerkraut or sauerrubben in process. The water seal around the lid is excellent at keeping odors away. Cleaning is easy. And best of all, the kraut is so excellent my family and friends love it. These are wonderful crocks and worth the price! Thank you, Lehman's!"
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- 3/10/2011
said: Patricia J
"These crocks are wonderful especially for the price. They work perfectly returning to you perfectly fermented cabbage in about four weeks time. I love the lid system as it cuts down on maintenance of the sauerkraut. After using once I love it so much I bought 3 more in different sizes. The only thing that was a bit frustrating was the opening even on the 20L is to small to fit a med. lg. whole head through the opening to ferment whole heads so I had to take off about 3-4 layers of leaf for the head to fit through the opening. No big deal though, these crocks are worth getting."
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- 1/28/2011
said: L. McWilliams
"My husband bought the 20 liter crock for me as a Christmas gift. I was so surprised and excited! It was packaged perfectly and weathered the trip to Alaska in excellent condition. Makes great kraut too! I would highly recommend this product."
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- 1/1/2011
said: Lisa
"Happy to promote a terrific product from an outstanding company. This Gairtopf crock is exactly what it is promoted to be, and I was thrilled to find it at an affordable price. I had no questions before I bought, but afterwards Galen (owner) and Sharon (cust service) went above and beyond researching questions I had. So impressed all around - thank you!"
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- 12/26/2010
said: Deb
"Great design and it was packed very safely. Arrived in wonderful condition and very fast shipping. Thank you for this gift that is so unique. Perfect for someone who has made his own sauerkraut for years - a family tradition."
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- 11/3/2010
said: Carla Myers
"I love this crock. It is very easy to use. Very affordable, even with the packing charge. Couldn't find it anywhere else for this price. I am using it for fermented food for good health. It came out great."
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- 10/18/2010
said: Chris
"Very nice crock,have already made a batch of sauerkraut,turned out excellent,great price,but the extra packing fee,brought that up a bit,still cheaper than I found anywhere else.....extra packing was extensive if you receive this item broken the deliverer must have towed behind truck.."
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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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