Water Seal Fermentation Crock ~ 3 Gallon Starter Kit [Boxed]

Ohio Stoneware

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25 lbs
3 gallon
17.00 (in)
25.00 (in)
17.00 (in)
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This 3 Gallon Water Seal Fermentation Crock Starter Kit includes a 3 Gallon Water Seal Crock, 3 Gallon Crock Cover, and 3 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 3 Gallon Water Seal Crock Starter Kit, we also carry a 2 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.

Warranty Information

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 email pictures of the product to info@ohiostoneware.com with proof of purchase or date of purchase and retailer purchased from. After review, Ohio Stoneware may request to have the item sent in for a physical review and at its discretion will determine if the product is eligible for replacement. Replacement products will be sent free of charge with prepaid postage. Ohio Stoneware, in its discretion, shall either repair or replace the product free of charge and return the product prepaid. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary state to state.
  • Lead-Free
  • Food-Safe Glaze
  • Microwave Safe
  • Oven Safe
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Made in the USA

American Made by Ohio Stoneware in Zanesville, Ohio!

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  • 5
    3 gal crock kit

    Posted by Mike Turner on 30th Oct 2022

    Love the product, prompt delivery no problems. Can’t wait to use it.

  • 5
    Water Seal Fermentation Crock-3 Gallon

    Posted by Bert Senn on 5th Oct 2022

    I have not had a chance to use it yet. It looks vary well made,and the glazing is perfect.

  • 5

    Posted by mike paterson on 2nd Sep 2022

    this was a very nice transaction, shipping was fast. product was beautiful. I just filled with cabbage today! I hope to have a nice batch of kraut in a month or so..

  • 5
    Water Seal Fermentation Crock 3 gallon

    Posted by Mary B. on 23rd Jul 2022

    This is my second 3 gallon fermentation crock. I bought one a few months ago and made sauerkraut. It was so great I bought another. I also bought one for my daughter. I is much easier to regulate than a bucket or open crock. I can't wait to make pickles in this crock. Thank you for a wonderful product. I'd recommend it to anyone.

  • 5
    very nice 3 gallon fermenter starter kit

    Posted by mitchell roberts on 16th Jul 2022

    seems nice first batch of kruat is in and working

  • 5
    Fermenting Crock

    Posted by Brad on 16th Jul 2022

    Nice. Good glazing, fast delivery, more than I expected.

  • 5

    Posted by GAIL FREGO on 7th Jul 2022


  • 5
    3 gallon water seal fermentation crock

    Posted by Mary M. Deivert on 18th Apr 2022

    Sauerkraut fermented with ease. The weights worked excellently. Very glad I made the purchase which will permit having a constant supply of kraut.

  • 5
    Water seal crock

    Posted by Brian McGunegle on 14th Mar 2022

    This is an addition to my fleet now numbering 3 water seal crocks, 2 Ohio Stoneware, 1 Nik Schmidt. Prefer the Ohio Stoneware crocks.