Boleslawiec Crock Pots 5, 10, & 15 Liters
- Item #: MIME2105
Crock Pots by Boleslawiec are sold by each size separately and are available in 5 liter, 10 liter & 15 Liters.
Handmade in Poland. For the last few decades cermaics and pottery have been proudly made by the hands of highly skilled craftsmen in Boleslawiec, Poland. The Fermenting Crock Pot is one of the products these craftsman produce using traditional ceramic techniques. Each crock is handmade and decorated using an individual and unique method of hand-stamping. They are made from regional, enriched vitrified clay providing a very strong, yet elegant building material. The pot is finished with beautiful lead-free glazes.
Make sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles and more
These crocks are built to produce sauerkraut, Kimchi, pickles and other fermented vegetables for many years. *Vitrifying is a process that fuses the clay particles to a very hard, inert, glass-like state. Polish Fermenting Crocks are designed with an airtight water-sealable cover to foster a fermenting process that reduces the need to repeatedly open the pot to scrape off surface mold.
How to use your crock pot
Simply pour a small amount of water into the channel along the top of the crock, put the top in place to allow gases to escape and keep oxygen out Natural lactic acid fermentation is one of the oldest and healthiest means of food preservation. It allows natural, beneficial bacteria to perform a fermentation process in which vegetables develop a pleasantly sour taste and remain rich in vitamins and minerals.
Lactic acid fermentation is the only method of preservation that retains all the natural plant ingredients while improving the quality, taste and aroma. To determine which size pot is best for you please remember you can only fill a pot to 80% of its total capacity.
These fermentation pots are perfect for making your favorite fermented foods. This traditional pot is suitable for almost all types of vegetables including cabbage, pumpkin, cucumber, carrots, and more. Stoneware does not require special storage or care and is neutral for all fermented vegetables.
The Stoneware does not require special storage or care and it remains neutral during the fermentation process.
These pickling crocks come with the crock, the lid, and the two semi-circle stone weights. These crocks keep the sauerkraut air-tight which prevents any mold or yeast from growing on the food.
- Hand crafted from the rich, abundant clay of the Boleslawiec Region
- Manufactured by the largest ceramic manufacturer in Poland with over 60 years of experience
- Perfect for preserving vegetables using lactic fermentation
- Easy to use compared to traditional methods
- Complete pot includes base, cover, weighing stones and instructions
Here are the physical characteristics of the new sizes.
Size / Diameter / Height / Weight / Total Capacity
5 liter / 10’ / 12" / 18 pounds
10 liter / 12" / 14.25" / 30 pounds
15 liter / 11.5" / 16.25" / 40 pounds
Comparison between the Boleslawiec Crock Pots, Nik Schmitt German Crocks and the Harsch Gairtopf German Crocks Pickling Crocks:
All three crock brands are neutral during fermentation, so there is no difference in the end result of fermentation. The performance of all three is the same, and the food will turn out the same in terms of taste and texture.
Make natural nutrition-packed sauerkraut and pickled vegetables easliy with this crock pot! Recently in the news, sauerkraut and pickled vegetables fermented the natural way with lactic acid fermentation are being credited with correcting bodily imbalances of intestinal flora, leading to problems including acid reflux for which doctors often prescribe harsh antibiotics
Why Boleslawiec Fermenting Crock Pots?
- Improves digestive health (and our immune system) by bringing the healthy flora to our intestines when we consume "traditionally lacto-fermented" foods
- Beautifully crafted stoneware crock pots
- Makes it easy to produce pickled vegetables
- Ceramic weight stones eliminates mold
- Clever water sealing system allows fermentation gasses to escape without allowing air to enter the crock pot
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Natural lactic acid fermentation is one of the oldest and healthiest means of food preservation. It allows natural, beneficial bacteria to perform a fermentation process in which vegetables develop a pleasantly sour taste and remain rich in vitamins and minerals. Lactic acid fermentation is the only method of preservation that retains all the natural plant ingredients while improving the quality, taste and aroma.
The reason why fermenting vegetables in a stone crock fermenting pot vs. purchasing processed fermented vegetables (such as pickles and sauerkraut in the supermarket), which have been fermented in salt and vinegar and then pasteurized, is that the pasteurization halts the fermentation and enzymatic processes and is void of what makes traditionally lactofermented foods a probiotic.
Sample quantities (you may order any size from 5 - 50 liters from us)
5 liters = 1.3 gallons
10 liters = 2.6 gallons
15 liters = 4 gallons
Remember you can only fill a pot to 80% of its total capacity.
Proper Handling of Crock Pots
The first rule is cleanliness. This does not only apply to the vegetable but also pot and lid. This is where the remarkable traits of the stoneware pay off. It can be cleaned easily and without much trouble. It only needs to be wiped, scrubbed or rinsed off and then left to dry. Since stoneware absorbs virtually no water, the formation of mold, that is common at the surface of other materials , is eliminated. Mold formation affects taste, ingredients and preservation of the fermented vegetable.
The cover stones are replacing the previous board with cloth to weigh down the fermenting vegetable. They’re made from stoneware and come as two pieces for easier handling and better contact with the fermenting vegetable’s juice. They also provide the necessary pressure on the vegetable for fermentation. The stones should be covered by one to two inches of vegetable’s juice. When there's too little juice, add cool boiled salt water (15 g [.5 oz.] salt in 1 liter [1 qt.] water). A normal crock pot requires that one cover the vegetable with a clean, washed cloth. This is not necessary with this crock pot. Here it is sufficient to put large cabbage-, grape- or horseradish leaves under the stones.
Monitor the evaporation of water in the water groove. Close the pot with the lid. Pour water (normal tap water) into the water groove. This assures that the pot is sealed airtight, an important requirement for the pot to ferment properly. Fermentation occurs in several stages. Depending on the kind of vegetable, it takes 4 to 6 weeks. Especially in the early stages, it is extremely important that no air contacts the vegetable. The lid should therefore be opened no earlier than 2 to 3 weeks into the fermentation.
During fermentation and storage of the fermented vegetable the water groove needs to be filled with water. This prevents the following:
- air coming in contact with the vegetable
- yeast forming which makes the vegetable slimy
- the upper portion of the vegetable turning bad
- dust or vermin entering
- stones or cloth turning smeary
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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