Water Sealed Fermentation Crocks
These handmade fermentation crocks are ideal for making a variety of fermented vegetables including sauerkraut, pickles, and kimchi. They can also be used to make kombucha, and coconut-water or coconut milk kieffer.
There are good reasons why interest in fermenting is expanding. Fermented foods are great for a healthy gut, improving digestion, boosting the immune system, and, of course, they're delicious! Regardless of your reason, these beautifully crafted pieces will be a beautiful addition to your kitchen counter to enjoy throughout the year.
Water-seal fermentation crocks allow for almost care-free fermentation. Their special design allows the vegetable ferment to be protected by a water "moat" around the rim, keeping bugs and bacteria out. They are available in a variety of sizes, and each comes with a custom fitted set of glazed ceramic followers (also called "stones" or "weights").
There are lots of great resources available for the beginner. An excellent website for all things fermented: Holly Howe, http://www.makesauerkraut.com/fermentation-crocks/. Holly's site includes a wealth of general information about fermenting as well as great recipes. Her favorite kind of crock? Water-sealed (of course). An excellent book (available in paperback, hardback, or as an e-edition) is Kirsten K. Shockey and Christopher Shockey's Fermented Vegetables. Full of great photos, recipes, and lots of information about the science of fermenting.
Email Selden.Lamoureux@gmail.com with questions about the crocks or how to order.