Water Seal Fermentation Crock ~ 2 Gallon Starter Kit [Boxed]

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This 2 Gallon Water Seal Fermentation Crock Starter Kit includes a 2 Gallon Water Seal Crock, 2 Gallon Crock Cover, and 2 Gallon Weight Set.

  • Traditional style, with water-seal on top to keep out air
  • Includes 2 semi-circular stone weights and lid

This is a high-quality thick-walled fermentation crock, inspired by traditional European fermenting crock designs. This hand-finished glazed stoneware is a breeze to clean and sanitary. No matter your favorite fermentation recipe, the frequency with which you ferment, or the quantity of fermented food you produce, this is the perfect fermentation crock for all of your home fermentation needs.

In addition to this 2 Gallon Water Seal Crock Starter Kit, we also carry a 3 Gallon Water Seal Fermentation Crock Starter Kit

Each crock is fired at a high temperature for durability! Finished with Lead-Free, Food-Safe Glaze. Ready to use. Easy to clean. Will not retain the food’s flavors. Microwave safe. Oven safe. Dishwasher safe. High Quality!

American Made by Ohio Stoneware in Zanesville, Ohio! 


  • Measurements can vary slightly due to these items being handmade. Expect each piece to have slight variations in shape, color and texture due to the natural process of pottery making.  


Water Seal Fermentation

Ferment food the traditional way with our water channel crock jar, lid and weights. With this crock, you can make numerous probiotic-rich recipes like kimchi, pickled vegetables, sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha, yogurt, sourdough, condiments, and more! Fermentation gives fermented foods their zing; it also delivers probiotics, B vitamins, omega-3s and digestive enzymes that strengthen our digestive and immune health. There is no limit to the types of fermented foods and beverages you can concoct.

  • Make german-style sauekraut for layering on a bratwurst or eating on its own--best served warm!
  • Or try your hand at an easy napa cabbage kimchi recipe, rich in umami flavor and healthy probiotics!
  • You can truly ferment any vegetable, especially cucumbers, to get the crisp tart flavor of pickles!
  • It's even easy to brew kombucha or grow a sourdough starter by swapping out the lid for a clean cloth!

Place prepared cabbage, cucumbers, and vegetables into the crock, using the included crescent weights to submerge the contents, fill the gutter rim, and add the lid. The ingenious design of this crock allows carbon dioxide to escape while keeping air and unwanted microbes and contaminants, such as dust and insects, out. 

Check out our blog for some recipes for your Water Seal Fermentation Crock.

5 YEAR LIMITED GUARANTEE. Ohio Stoneware guarantees this product five years from the date of purchase against all defects in materials and workmanship provided the product has been used as instructed. It does not cover normal wear and tear, commercial use or misuse of the product. To claim under the guarantee please return the product, with proof of purchase to Ohio Stoneware at the appropriate address with postage paid. The returned product MUST be in good condition, if there are any signs of damage (broken, cracked, etc.) we will not accept the return and it will be shipped back to the sender. Ohio Stoneware in its discretion shall either repair or replace the product free of charge and return the product prepaid if it is returned safely. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary State to State.

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  • 5
    2 gallon fermentation crock

    Posted by Cynthia Naeger on 24th Aug 2020

    Very pleased with the quality. When I ordered I felt the shipping and handling was more than I expected to pay. However, the item has real heft and the packing is customized to protect the specific crock and ensure no damage will occur. I feel really good about my purchase.

  • 5

    Posted by Timothy Helm on 2nd Aug 2020

    Very satisfied....canning eggs as we speak and will purchase a second very soon.

  • 4
    Even good packaging didn’t save it from shipping damage

    Posted by Paul Zavitkovski on 9th Jul 2020

    Looking forward to using our new fermenter. Only problem was from shipping. One of the ceramic weights chipped in transit. It won’t effect the product, but after paying $70 for shipping I sort of expected it to be in flawless condition. Packaging was great too so this is just an unfortunate chipped corner.

  • 5
    Beautiful Fermenting Crock

    Posted by Sharon Kale on 28th Jun 2020

    Arrived fast even though I had pre-ordered it. The padding was amazing, but despite this, one of the weights did break in transit. Ohio Stoneware's customer service was excellent and they took care of it quickly and painlessly! What more could you ask for? I highly recommend this company. The crock itself is beautiful and looks like it will last for many years to come.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 1st May 2020

    A really quality American made product. So far my first batch of sauerkraut is looking good. I love the built in air lock.