Making Sauerkraut in the
Harsch Crock is So Easy!

Harsch Fermentation Crock Making sauerkraut in the Harsch/Gartopf fermenting crock is amazingly easy. And, if you talk to anyone (including me) who has made sauerkraut in this crock, you'll hear how amazingly tangy, vibrant and delicious-tasting the final product is.

Really, you have to taste it to believe it! If you're used to mushy canned sauerkraut, this fresh, homemade version will be a revelation.

The Harsch/Gartopf Fermenting Crock is Made in Germany.

This beautiful, super high-quality stoneware crock is fired at 1200 degrees Celcius, and then finished with a lead-free glaze. This crock has a matching stoneware lid which fits perfectly over the top. The rim of the crock has a patented water gutter which, when filled with water, creates a seamless airlock. Gasses that build up inside the crock from the fermentation process can escape easily, but air from the outside is not able to enter.

No Need to Skim the Scum!

Making sauerkraut in other types of crocks or containers can result in the formation of a pasty-white layer of yeast on the surface of the brine, which must be skimmed on a regular basis.

Harsch Crock Water Trough    With the Harsch crock, the only thing you need to do is occasionally replenish the water in the water gutter. Your sauerkraut or other fermenting food is sealed safely in the crock, so no maintenance (or skimming the scum) is required.

You Can Ferment
and Pickle All Sorts of Foods.

Half Sour Pickles While the Harsch crock is perfect for making sauerkraut, it can be used to ferment practically any food you can think of! Do you love Kim Chi? How about those incredible deli-style half-sour pickles? Yes, you can ferment batches of cucumbers, carrots, beets, peppers, beans, pumpkins - the list goes on and on and on.

Before I knew how to ferment foods, I often preserved my garden vegetables by canning them - under high heat. But, once I learned about the health benefits acquired by fermenting foods, I decided to do some research and give fermentation a try.

Natural lactic acid fermentation is one of the oldest and healthiest means of food preservation. Naturally occurring beneficial bacteria act to create a product rich in vitamins and minerals. Lactic acid fermentation is the only method of preservation that improves the nutritional value of the vegetables, as well as the taste and aroma.

Fermenting Your
Own Foods Saves Money!

Best Sauerkraut I read all about making sauerkraut using various containers - but, I was often away from home, and unable to be responsible for tending to my Sauerkraut on a daily basis. My research uncovered the Harsch crock.

At first, I wasn't sure I could justify the cost. But, once I calculated how much it would cost to buy pre-made naturally fermented foods in the store, I realized making my own in the Harsch crock was a huge savings. Plus, I wanted the experience of making my own fermented home-grown vegetables.

I ordered my first crock, a 10-liter size. After tasting my first beautiful batch of healthy sauerkraut, I was convinced - this was a keeper. Making sauerkraut was fool-proof! Then, I decided I wanted to also try Kim Chi and homemade pickles. I had so many vegetables in my garden I wanted to preserve. I ended up ordering another crock, this time a 7.5-liter size. This way I could have two batches of fermented foods going at all times.

Features of the Harsch/Gartopf Fermentation Crock:

    Harsch Fermentation Crock
  • Beautiful and beautifully made in Germany.
  • Heavy-duty, high-temperature-fired stoneware.
  • Fired with a beautiful, lead-free glaze.
  • Patented water sealing system allows gases to escape - but no air can enter.
  • Comes in a variety of sizes - there's one for every fermenting need!

Every Crock, Regardless of Size, Comes with a:

  • Matching glazed lid.
  • Pair of ceramic weights to keep the shredded cabbage and/or other foods submerged under the brine.
  • Simple instructional Booklet.
Fresh Sauerkraut

Making sauerkraut in the Harsch fermentation crock is easy! So, buy one, make sauerkraut, eat it and be healthy!

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To learn more about sauerkraut and fermented foods, be sure to visit my other pages (see the links below). I detail the health benefits of fermented foods, explain how to make sauerkraut, and share my recipe for making sauerkraut - you'll also learn lots more about making sauerkraut in the Harsch crock. Can you tell I love it?

RN, Certified Wellness Coach

How to Make Sauerkraut
How to
Make Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut Making Recipe
Sauerkraut Recipe

Healthy Snack Ideas
Snack Ideas

Fermented Foods More Information on Fermenting Foods.

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