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.

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!

Do not expose your Ohio Stoneware piece to direct flame (stovetop, grill, etc). Direct heat may cause your piece to crack and you will be sad. This is considered misuse and will not be covered under our warranty.

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.  

Traditional style, with water-seal on top to keep out air

  • Includes 2 semi-circular stone weights and lid


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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  • 4
    3 gallon water sealed crock kit

    Posted by Kim on 2nd Jul 2024

    I love it, but wish the inside lip (underneath the water well) was more shallow (maybe filled in). It's hard to empty and clean because when it's turned upside down there is such a deep groove it catches liquids and food pieces. It has to be tuned back and forth to get as much as possible out (it's very heavy, making turning it upside down difficult), then it has to be wiped out to remove all of the liquid and food bits. I also wish the weights were sealed.

  • 5
    3gal water seal crock

    Posted by Rich G on 20th Jun 2024

    3rd one, excellent , American made, enough said!!

  • 5
    3 gal starter crock

    Posted by Dominic Pelino on 26th Nov 2023

    The crock is well made and Will provide years of use. Arrived well packaged and it went right to use. Direct purchase from Ohio was trouble free.

  • 5

    Posted by Sandra Fowler on 31st Oct 2023

    So happy to have this. I am in love with it. Couldn't be happier.

  • 5
    water seal crock

    Posted by Marie Goedert on 29th Aug 2023

    love, love this crock. I have bought two of them.

  • 5
    Stoneware Package

    Posted by James Smithhisler on 14th Aug 2023

    The customer service and the product are top notch. A chipped weight was promptly replaced by the company with no hassle at all. The first batch of sauerkraut is being made now.

  • 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..