Make natural nutrition-packed sauerkraut and pickled vegetables with this stoneware crock pot from Germany! Through the years, sauerkraut has been recognized as one of the healthiest foods, and was even used on sailing ships to protect sailors from scurvy. In just 4-8 weeks you can have delicious sauerkraut from all typed of vegetables like cabbages, pumpkins, cucumbers, carrots, beans, beets, celery, onions and peppers.
Recently in the news, sauerkraut and pickled vegetables fermented the natural way with lactic acid fermentation are being credited with correcting bodily imbalances of intestinal flora, leading to problems including acid reflux for which doctors often prescribe harsh antibiotics.
Natural lactic acid fermentation is one of the oldest and healthiest means of food preservation. It allows natural, beneficial bacteria to perform a fermentation process in which vegetables develop a pleasantly sour taste and remain rich in vitamins and minerals. Lactic acid fermentation is the only method of preservation that retains all the natural plant ingredients while improving the quality, taste and aroma.
Crock, Lid, Stones & Manual
Size - 5 Liter
K&K Keramik is well known for a variety of beautiful hand-made pottery and rum pots. K&K also makes Gartopf Fermenting Crocks with the same high quality standards and beauty. These “From 1 Kerazo” fermenting pots are hand crafted, made in Germany, designed in the 100 year old traditional tubular shape with side handles and come complete with pot, lid, weighing stones, and recipe book. This crock is very attractive, sturdy, easy to use and quite functional.
Crock comes with body, lid, stones and recipe book
High quality traditional German hand-made ceramic
Deep gully (2.75") – allows expelling of gas; prevents entry of insects, dust and air Traditional Tubular, Harsch-like, shape
Handles on two sides for ease of lifting and transporting
K & K Gärtopfe bodies are formed in a single piece
Beautiful speckled, earthen brown and copper coloring with smooth, shiny finish
Thick .6” (1.5cm) base ensures stability; walls are approximately .4”
K & K ceramic fermentation pots are fired at 1260 ° C
Safe - Free of Lead and Cadmium
Specifications & Guidance
Height is measured to top of lid
Diameter is measured handle to handle
Weight is standing weight – pot, stones, & lid
Stones are 7.5" Diameter x 1" Thick
Crock opening is 9.75"
General Capacity Guideline
You don’t have to “fill” your pot. Smaller batches are fine. Upper end capacity guidelines
A crock can hold about 60% capacity produce
The crock should be filled to about 80% of total capacity (liquid / produce)
A 10L crock is generally good for a 3-5 person household
These are only guidelines. Experimentation is the best way to determine your needs
PO Box might cost more to ship. Please use a physical address for shipping.
We ship our Fermenting Crocks double boxed with cushioning materials between the boxes.