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European-Style Fermenting Crocks

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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.
  • 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
  • Rustic dark brown with rounded handles
  • 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 Crocks

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>Designed for making sizable batches of sauerkraut or preserving food for a large family or emergencies. </li> <li>Lead-free, food-safe glaze will not retain foods' flavors and makes cleanup easy </li> <li>Two semicircular weight stones rest on top of food and create pressure needed for proper fermentation </li> <li>Also make excellent containers for kindling, feed, seed, plants or decorations </li> <li>Rustic dark brown with rounded handles </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> <p> </p> crock, sauerkraut, sour krout, sour kraut, sauer kraut, stoneware
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EUROPEAN-STYLE FERMENTING CROCKS 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.

5-Liter Crock - 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. Germany.

10-Liter - Holds approx. 2-3/5 gallons; 13-1/2"H (w/lid), 12"D, 11"OD, 5-7/8"ID, stones 3 lb, total wt 17-1/4 lb. Germany.

15-Liter Crock - Holds approx. 4 gallons; 16-1/4"H (w/ lid), 14"D, 10-3/4"OD, 6"ID, stones 2-3/4 lb, total wt 21-1/4 lb. Germany.

20-Liter Crock - Holds approx. 5-1/4 gallons; 16-3/4"H (w/ lid), 14-3/4"D, 12-1/4"OD, 6-7/8"ID, stones 4-1/4 lb, total wt 27-1/4 lb. Germany.

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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Customer Reviews of European-Style Fermenting Crocks
Product Rating: 4.8 out of 5.0(29 reviews)
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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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- 12/26/2011
said: Shelley
"Very well packaged. Arrived very quickly. Very good service."
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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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- 11/18/2011
said: Randolph J Ruwe
"I purchased the 15 liter crock, and just love it!! There is no need to daily clear the scum off the top of the fermenting kraut (kahm). Just make sure the water in the lid grove is maintained and don't open for 2 weeks. Kraut, Kimchee whatever you ferment comes out perfect. I also recommend the Caldwell's Starter Culture. One thing I would like to see though is that the bricks that are placed on top of the kraut were glazed. If you make something like Kimchee the unglazed bricks pick up and hold that odor."
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- 11/14/2011
said: Ann Pobutsky & Enrico Neri
"This is the perfect crock I have found so far for making sauerkraut and kimchee. The lid is constructed so that there is a water barrier which prevents bugs from getting in (our usual problem making kim chee here in Hawaii)during fermentation."
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- 10/14/2011
said: Carole Gray
"These crocks are outstanding! I purchased the 5 liter crock, and made my 1st batch of sauerkraut , it was soo good it was gone in two weeks! every one that ate it raved about how good it was! A neighbor is ordering one for his daughter!.. Thank You Lehman's... PS.. my second batch is in the Crock as I write this!!:)"
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- 10/11/2011
said: Kristi N
"I had searched everywhere for a good crock and a good price. Lehmans is the place to buy. They are cheaper than amazon and other websites i checked out. My crock came quickly and was so carefully packed. I am excitedly waiting my first batch of Kraut and Am so happy with this crock. The ten liter size is a great way to go because it has the weights you can make a lot or only fill it half way. Five stars for me! thank you Lehmans for great service and great products! Kristi"
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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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- 7/6/2011
said: Gayla
"This is really a great crock but I probably could have used a smaller one."
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