Harsch Fermenting Crock
- Product Review (submitted on March 26, 2012):
I bought 5 liter pot 2 years ago. Although the price for this pot is the highest of what I found on Internet, the advantage that the pot is coming with perfectly fitting weights is unbeatable. Once you fill up the pot and put the weights on your only worry is keeping the water around the lid, otherwise everything goes bad. It happened to me once. Since that time I very lightly cover the lid with plastic wrap leaving just few openings so that "pot can breath" and water does not evaporate so fast. The resulting sauerkraut is awesome, incomparable with kraut from stores. And comes so much cheaper! Twice a year you get even organic cabbage for peanuts (St. Patrick's day and fall harvest). Since I cook with sauerkraut often and I like it also eating raw, I realized that I should buy a little bit larger size. When buying pot, you have to consider your individual possibilities. Larger pots once filled up are quite heavy and the larger size might be more difficult to clean well. You also have to weigh your storage possibilities: If you have a really cool place where to keep sauerkraut in the pot all the time or if after fermentation is finished you will store sauerkraut in jars in refrigerator.
The pot has decorative country look.
I have only one critical reminder: The glazing on outside of pot is very soft. I rinse my pot with the hose outdoor and let it air dry. Although I turned pot very gently on concrete walkway the glazing on the surface started finely crushing.