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Vegetable Fermenting Crock - 2 or 5 Liters

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Vegetable Fermenting Crock - 2 Liters
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These are not your everyday fermentation crocks! Lighter, sleeker, and (we think) ten times more adorable than your traditional ceramic crock, these Fermentation Crocks from Mortier Pilon bring clever innovation to the art of fermentation. Whether you are fermenting cabbage, pickles, radishes, beets, turnips, or some other tasty combination of vegetables, these crocks provide a specialized anaerobic fermenting environment. In other words, they help keep away the ”bad” bacteria that contribute to mold and allow the good guys (the ones that make your gut happy) to thrive!

  • 2 Sizes Available: 2 liter crock that holds 0.53 gallons of liquid or 5 liter crock that holds 1.32 gallons of liquid. 
  • Ceramic fermentation weight included to keep your veggies under the brine.
  • Specially designed lid with water barrier allows fermentation gases to escape.
  • Need help keeping track of your ferments? Use the lid with re-writable label to mark your start dates.
  • Material: Jars made of 100% glass; Outside of the crocks made of non-reactive, BPA-free PP plastic.
  • Care: Do NOT place in dishwasher. Sterilize with vinegar and luke warm water. Do not use with boiling water to avoid thermal shock.
  • Country of Origin: Manufactured in China and assembled in Canada.


How to Ferment Vegetables in a Fermentation Crock

  1. Clean and sterilize the crock before using it. You want to make sure there are no “bad” competing bacteria lurking around to contaminate your ferment.
  2. Pick a recipe from our Cultures for Health Fermented Vegetables collection or a recipe from the included booklet.
  3. Prepare your vegetables and seasonings according to your recipe. (Shred, grate, or chop ‘em to your pleasing.) Place them in the crock.
  4. Prepare a brine (if called for) and pour it into the crock. Make sure to leave ¾ inches of headspace. (Your vegetables may expand as they ferment.)
  5. Cover your vegetables with the ceramic weight to keep them submerged under the brine.
  6. Affix the ring to the top of the crock, fill in the water barrier, and cover with the lid.
  7. Let your vegetables ferment according to your recipe or to your taste buds’ desire.



The recommended method for cleaning and sterilizing is the same for all Mortier Pilon Fermentation Crocks, Brewing Jars and Canning Jars:

  • DO NOT use boiling water or very hot water and DO NOT put in the dishwasher.
  • Start by rinsing the inside of your Crock or Jar with lukewarm water from the tap.
  • Add in a bit of distilled white vinegar and shake so the vinegar gets all over the inner wall of the Crock or Jar.
  • Turn the Crock or Jar upside down above the sink to get rid of any excess vinegar. You do not need to rinse the remaining vinegar off as it promotes the growth of good bacteria.
  • Should you need to clean the outside of the Crock or Jar, use a damp piece of cloth or paper towel.
  • Please note all utensils and accessories coming into contact with the food before and during fermentation should undergo the Cleaning & Sterilizing process outlined above.
  • This includes the Mortier Pilon ceramic weight if using, along with any utensil used to stir the preparation.



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6 Reviews For "Vegetable Fermenting Crock - 2 or 5 Liters"

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  1. No regrets

    by Valeriethefermenter on 11/30/2017


    This jar is everything I've ever wanted and more! It's easy to clean, simple to use, it has a great lid design, and it matches my kitchen aesthetic. I have nothing but love for this jar!

  2. Great for Kimchi

    by Amy989 on 11/23/2017


    I've made a few great batches of Kimchi in my crock and the results have all been delicious -even when I changed my recipe. It's a must-have for my kitchen!

  3. Great

    by Mark on 11/23/2017


    I have fermented quite a few veggies in both my 2L and 5L crocks and the result is always great! They are easy to use and look great on my kitchen counter. We are a big family so I just wish they had bigger sizes, too!

  4. Appearance over Function

    by Eric on 10/27/2017


    We have had tried to use the 5 Liter Crock for everything from sauerkraut and Kimchi to apple cider vinegar. In every chase the attempts have been disappointing and resulted in a total waste. I believe this is due primarily to the design. The Crock narrows at the top and bottom with the center being wider. The wider center unfortunately allows more room for fermenting solids to make their way around the weight. The weight is simply not heavy enough to keep the fermenting solids submerged. I have tried decreasing the amount of cabbage or apple scraps but every time the fermentable solids ultimately escape around the weight or the weight is raised to the top. I have to constantly toss a layer of solids from the top to prevent spoilage. Never had this issue with older style crocks, which I have had to resort back to. I have found that I am losing one third to half a batch using this crock. This crock looks good but does not work as well. Very expensive kombucha maker.

  5. won't open

    by newtothis on 05/01/2017


    I purchased this crock and when I took it out of the box and tried to figure out how it would work, I could not open the lid of the crock, I asked my husband for help, he also could not force the lid off in any way, I watched a video on the internet so I knew it should screw off but the only thing that came off was the bottom of the jar. As soon as I can get someone to respond to me, they are getting this crock back.

  6. Convenient and clean

    by Jess1988 on 11/29/2016


    I got the big jar, it's really convenient because it can hold a lot and doesn't take up too much space. Also it looks really clean in my kitchen!

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  • From Judy at 1/21/2018 12:11 PM
    • I am new to fermenting, in fact have never fermented before. I am interested in one of your crocks. If I get the large one can I make a small batch in it? I don't want to buy the small one only to have to reinvest in a larger one if I like doing it.

      Thanks for your help.
    • It's best to use a container that can be filled to at least 80% capacity. This minimizes air exposure in the container - so the more full it is, the better. If you have too much oxygen in a ferment, you can increase the risk of mold.
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  • From Emmet at 5/4/2017 8:16 PM
    • What material is this jar made of? Is it all glass?
    • Great question! Here is the excerpt underneath the product description:

      Material: Jars made of 100% glass; Outside of the crocks made of non-reactive, BPA-free PP plastic.
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