German Fermenting Crock

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

This item will ship separately from the remaining items in your order. 

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 Sandy at 3/7/14 10:14 PM
    • Are there uneven kiln marks of extra clay on the unglazed areas of the inside lid and base of crock that could scratch countertops???
    • The manufacturer takes care to leave everything smooth. However, there is always a risk of rough spots with a natural material like clay. We recommend using a cloth or mat under your crock on any surface that you are worried about scratching.
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  • From Saskia at 4/16/14 8:58 PM
    • Hi there
      Just wondering why the 10L is out of stock indefinitely? What seems to be the most popular size? And how much sauerkraut does it make at one time?
    • We have listed the 10L as out of stock indefinitely as we do not yet have a date for a new shipment. We are hoping to have more as soon as we can!
      The 5L is by far our most popular size crock. It holds between 2-4 heads of cabbage depending on their size and moisture content.
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  • From Jerry at 4/17/14 10:54 PM
    • Does the flat rate shipping apply to the crock or some other rates?
    • The flat rate shipping does apply to the crocks.
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  • From Heidi at 5/31/14 4:55 PM
    • I'm trying to figure out what size to buy. Any thoughts by how much is produced?
    • What you put in is basically what you will get out! You can only fill it to 80% capacity, so figure that percentage of the 5 L, 10L, 15L, and 20L.
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  • From Shana at 7/15/14 8:20 AM
    • Hi,
      When the sauerkraut is done fermenting, is the crock meant to be stored in the fridge, or am I supposed to repack into smaller jars to store in the fridge? The crock description sounds large and heavy and might take up allot of space. Thank you
    • The crock is a bit heavy and cumbersome to store in the refrigerator. It is best to transfer the finished vegetables to smaller jars for storage.
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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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