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

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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.

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
    Three-gallon Starter Kit

    Posted by Catherine B Miller on 1st Nov 2020

    Arrived promptly, well packed, and intact with all parts. Started making sauerkraut batch same day. In progress and seems to be progressing well as evidenced by the occasional “burps.” Recommend the product based on experience so far. It is also attractive and fits well on my countertop.

  • 5
    The crock has no visible flaws. I will not be using it until spring, however.

    Posted by Dennis Henderson on 16th Oct 2020

    We have one of your 2 gallon crocks that we made sauerkraut in this spring. We decided to purchase the 3 gal. so that we can up our production. Both crocks are vey well made and we hope to pass them down to our children.

  • 5
    Water crock - 3 gl

    Posted by Donald Felix II on 1st Oct 2020

    Love it!!! Great quality and great value. God bless you folks.

  • 5
    It works! So easy. I need more.

    Posted by Andrew J Wendling on 5th Sep 2020

    It works! So easy. I need more.

  • 5
    3 gal. Fermentation crock starter kit

    Posted by Paul Smith on 29th Aug 2020

    Excellent product! Recieved in excellent condition.

  • 5

    Posted by Jen Langdon on 8th Aug 2020

    Extremely well made and perfect for fermentation. Glad I got the complete kit, and the water seal is awesome. Size is great for countertop, but heavy when full. Can't wait until my first batch of pickles are done next week!

  • 5
    Fermentation pot

    Posted by Jon on 4th Aug 2020

    Awesome product..

  • 5
    3gal water seal crock

    Posted by Richard Davis on 3rd Aug 2020

    It arrived on schedule, packed really well. The quality and looks were top notch. I managed to break it by setting it on the stove. Is there a way I can fix it that you could recommend all the pieces are still together but there is a hairline crack. I'm so disappointed with myself as I was looking to start my first batch of sauerkraut ever. I even grew my own cabbage in anticipation. :-/

  • 5
    Perfect size and easy to take care of

    Posted by Sandra Gano on 2nd Aug 2020

    I love it!! Can't wait to get started on fermenting!!!!