German Fermenting Crock

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**Please note, the 10-liter crocks are out of stock indefinitely.**

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Beautifully crafted stoneware crock from Germany by Nick Schmitt and Sohn.  Suitable for almost all types of vegetables, this crock provides a traditional method for naturally preserving food through culturing in a salt/water brine solution.  Made of stoneware, this beautiful sauerkraut crock or pickling crock will stand the test of time.

Comes complete with the pot, lid and internal weighing stones to keep the vegetables submerged under the brine.


Which Size German Fermenting Crock?
The German crocks come in several sizes.  Keep in mind that the crocks can only be filled to 80% capacity.

Size Diameter Height Weight
5 liter 10" 12" 12.1 lbs.
10 liter 12" 14.25" 18.9 lbs.
15 liter 11.5" 16.25 19.7 lbs.
20 liter 14.25" 17" 25.4 lbs.


Shipping Information: This item ships directly from the manufacturer and will arrive separately from other items in your order. This item is only available for shipping to the Continental US only (excludes Alaska, Hawaii, PR, US Territories, APO/FPO).




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  • From Debbie at 9/11/11 7:03 PM
    • The german crock does not mention excess gases escaping. Does it have that ability?
    • Yes, the German crock works similarly to the Harsch crock and the Polish crock.
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  • From tigress at 12/28/11 11:50 PM
    • is the color of ths crock black?
    • The German crock is very, very dark brown; almost black.
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  • From pamela at 4/10/12 12:29 AM
    • does this crock also have the water seal?
    • Yes it does.
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  • From maureen a at 4/22/12 8:18 PM
    • Is this crock glazed on the inside, or unglazed?
    • The inside of the crock is glazed, except for the top of the inner rim of the crock which is not glazed.
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  • From James at 6/28/12 4:27 AM
    • Is the glaze on the inside of the crock lead free?
    • Yes, the glaze is lead free.
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  • From Rhio at 2/17/13 6:49 AM
    • What is the crock made of?
    • The crock is ceramic stoneware, with a lead-free inner glaze.
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  • From Abby at 2/21/13 7:35 PM
  • From Chris at 3/19/13 10:25 PM
    • There is a channel around the lid for water. Does it form a corresponding channel on the inside of the crock where liquids pool when you pour liquid out of the crock?
    • No, the channel is formed in a Y shape so that the liquid won't pool. You can see this in the cutout picture of the Harsch crocks, here:
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  • From Denise at 3/21/13 5:46 PM
    • What is the lid made out of?
    • The lid is stoneware, the same as the crock.
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  • From Judith at 4/3/13 7:49 PM
    • How does the german crock differ from the Harch crock?
      Would the directions for making culltured vegetables be the same? Why is the weight difference so great?
    • The crocks are made by different manufacturers. Their specifications and method for manufacturing accounts for the difference in weight. The basic design and method of use is the same and recipes would be followed the same for both.
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Love it so far. Review by raybob
5L crock arrived safely and I have the first batch of sauerkraut fermenting already. Everything seems to be working great! I can't wait to taste in a few days. Thanks. (Posted on June 5, 2014)
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