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

Ohio Stoneware

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25 lbs
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 [email protected] 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
    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

  • 5
    A useable piece of pottery and conversion piece

    Posted by Derek Tietz on 3rd Aug 2021

    I simply love the crock, and will make enough fermented pickles for my midnight cravings. I originally wanted the 2 gallon crock kit, but didn’t know how long the wait was, so ordered the larger 3 gallon, and happy with the purchase. Found a nice spot near the fireplace to keep while not in use. The crock came well packed and very quickly. I have a itching feeling this won’t be the last of my purchases.

  • 5
    water seal crock

    Posted by Erik R Trent on 2nd Aug 2021

    Haven't used it yet, but it appears to be made well. Happy to see somebody continuing the tradition of the previous company was there.

  • 5
    Water Seal Fermentation Crock ~ 3 Gallon Starter Kit

    Posted by alan on 2nd Aug 2021

    these are great! i own two, and i will probably buy two more

  • 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