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

Ohio Stoneware

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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 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.

  • 5
    3gallon water seal crock

    Posted by Cathy Neff on 17th Jan 2022

    I purchased the crock 2 years ago. It is so easy to use and excellent quality. My family and friends love my sauerkraut so much that I purchased a second water seal.

  • 5
    The crock appears to be very well made. Nice finish. Not so thick that it’s excessively heavy. Not so thin that it’s extremely fragile.

    Posted by James Dick on 25th Oct 2021

    I also feel it’s worth mentioning considering the way things are now, that Ohio Stoneware was very quick in processing my order. Much consideration for damage free orders is obviously taken. (Impressive packaging peanuts) Kelli in customer service was quick and helpful returning my emails with questions I had. Will definitely do business with them again.

  • 4
    Good quality

    Posted by Casey on 15th Sep 2021

    Came well packaged. It's actually larger than I expected, so lots of room for food. I left off a star because the handles are decorative only. I would rather they not be present than so ineffectively shaped. A good workaround is a brewer's carboy hauler harness.

  • 5
    Package arrived undammaeged was packed very well

    Posted by Ted Beanard on 15th Sep 2021

    Haven't used it yet was very pleased with the fit and finish should be able to pass this down

  • 5
    Fermentation crock

    Posted by Pat Charette on 30th Aug 2021

    My fermentation crock was delivered quickly with no damage. I would highly recommend this crock….it’s awesome!!

  • 5
    Fermentation Crock

    Posted by Wayne on 27th Aug 2021

    I'm very pleased with the design of this crock

  • 5
    water seal crock 3 gallon

    Posted by tim on 13th Aug 2021

    have not used yet but showed up ok not broken or cracked