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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  • 4
    3 gallon Fermentation Crock

    Posted by Mike Starkey on 20th Jun 2021

    Great product made in the USA. Works well. I’ll get a lot of good use out of it. One critique, the handles need to be more pronounced to make it easier to lift.

  • 4
    3 gallon waterseal crock

    Posted by Greg Sandage on 31st May 2021

    Beautiful. Obvious quality. Glad to be able to support basic American craftsmanship

  • 5
    3 gal water seal fermentation crock

    Posted by Brian Downs on 9th May 2021

    Haven’t gotten the cabbage to use it yet but it is a beautiful well made piece. Arrived in good condition due to very good packaging. Customer service was very helpful great communication.

  • 5
    3 gal fermenter

    Posted by THOMAS ALLISON on 6th May 2021

    Just what I was looking for.....shipping was great , can't wait to use it.....made in the USA Thank you Tom

  • 5
    Water Seal Fermentation Crock ~ 3 Gallon Starter Kit [Boxed]

    Posted by The Very Best on 18th Apr 2021

    This crock is worth every penny. This arrived perfectly packaged. It probably could have fallen off the truck a few times and still not broken in the box. I was very Impressed. The crock itself is extremely well made and the fit on the lid is great. I have 20 heads of chopped cabbage in miner right now. I can't wait to taste the old world sauerkraut that this thing will make.

  • 5
    3gal crock with water seal

    Posted by John hanshew on 3rd Apr 2021

    Fit and finish is great have not used it yet if there were anything negative it would be the bottom was rough and I slid it on my countertop and scratched it but I should have known better

  • 5
    Impressed- Awesome quality

    Posted by Krissy on 27th Feb 2021

    I've owned other brands of fermentation crocks in the past and this is by far the highest quality one yet! I am so excited to start fermenting! Thanks!

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Adam on 7th Dec 2020

    Crock was in perfect condition on arrival, well packed. First batch of sauerkraut is fermenting. Crock fit about 25 lbs of sliced cabbage.

  • 5
    3rd Purchase

    Posted by Sharon on 28th Nov 2020

    High quality and set to be handed down to the next Generation