I am so thrilled to share what arrived when I was away: our brand new 15 Liter Crock Pot for fermenting and pickling. I do feel like a bit of a geek on just how excited I am about this but I`m comfortable enough in my obsession (I mean self-confidence :)) that I am just letting myself get amped about it.
There are a few features about these amazing crock pots from Germany that make them so special. Beyond the quality of the pot (it`s fired in a kiln at 1200 degrees) it comes with weights designed to fun in the pot. If you fill the pot to it`s capacity (you don`t have to), these stones lock in place because of the shape of the rim of the jar. The hole formed in the center of the two discs allow you to easily check the height of the brine and ensure your product is well covered and prevents mould.
The other feature is the shape of the rim and the lid – this allows gasses during fermentation to escape while creating an airlock that keeps air out.
You;ll definitely be seeing a lot more about our new tool (ok, I`ll admit I think of it as a toy) and fermentation in general in coming months!
If you have a crock that you want to share your knowledge with – or questions about fermenting that we could help answer, let us know and we`ll include as we start a whole bunch of new and exciting projects!