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Old February 10, 2017   #31
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www.groworganic.com has German fermenting crocks in 5,10 and 20 liters

Skip this... I just read a review for the 20L... It said don't buy, it's cheaply made in China.
I just got home and looked at the link.
That is the same crock I bought from the sausage maker or at least it looks the same.
It is lead free and The Sausage Maker is very good at replacing anything that is bad.
The crock I bought is made in china and I dont see a darn thing wrong with it.
The only difference is mine was 10 dollars higher but it was free shipping.
Plus when you call them on the phone you get someone.
Yes the folks I buy from are a little more expensive but I have done business with them for lord knows maybe 25 years or more.
If you dont like the China stuff they sell stuff made in Poland too.
That is what I am considering now.
This one it is as high as a cats back but I have been saving up for it.
What can I say I like nice stuff.

http://www.sausagemaker.com/5-Liter-...-p/24-1418.htm
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Old February 11, 2017   #32
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Worth, that is a thing of beauty - and a nice size, too.
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Old February 12, 2017   #33
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40 lbs of shredded cabbage
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82 pounds of salted cabbage
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Crazy Korean fermentation container (with air-lock mod)
making sauerkraut
bubbling away!
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bubbling away!
I ran across two round used crocks from small crock pots no lids for 2.50 each at the thrift store.

I think I might go back and get them if they are still there.
I can make the lids and weights myself.


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Sounds good. I use gallon jars, fitted with air-locks for smaller ferments, works well for me.
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I hope they are still there I have collected change around the house to pay for them.
I did find a the all American pressure canner at a bargain on Craig's list but it was 150 miles away.
Used only 3 times and like new.
But the price wasn't lower than the trouble and fuel to go get it.

Then this one I just saw today that is another restoration project an old national 25 quart $50.00.
Looks just like and old Kook Kwick.
Missing part of the needle valve I can make with my lathe.
Just sent an email to them.
https://austin.craigslist.org/atq/5969193313.html
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The guy still has the old canner.
This puppy is close to 100 years old if not 100 years old just like my little one that is its mate.
Plus he lives north east of George town not far from me.


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Worth, here's a couple of stoneware crocks made in Germany:

5 liter - https://www.lehmans.com/product/euro...nting-pickling
$79. plus $25 shipping.

10 liter - https://www.lehmans.com/product/euro...nting-pickling

$99. plus $25 shipping.
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Worth, here's a couple of stoneware crocks made in Germany:

5 liter - https://www.lehmans.com/product/euro...nting-pickling
$79. plus $25 shipping.

10 liter - https://www.lehmans.com/product/euro...nting-pickling

$99. plus $25 shipping.
Thanks for the link, but for me the shipping killed the deal.
Other people that live in the vicinity could use it though.
I have been to their site many times looking at kerosene lamps.

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Thanks for the link, but for me the shipping killed the deal.
Other people that live in the vicinity could use it though.
I have been to their site many times looking at kerosene lamps.

Worth
Okay, here is another one. Free shipping if you have Prime, or know someone who does.

https://www.amazon.com/TSM-Products-...5%3A2470955011
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Okay, here is another one. Free shipping if you have Prime, or know someone who does.

https://www.amazon.com/TSM-Products-...5%3A2470955011
I buy directly from them and have for many years.
Long before the interwebs was invented.

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Going to pick up the old 25 quart canner today.
Forgot all about it.
Cant wait to bring this thing back to it's previous glory.
This is the part that is missing.
I will make another one on my lathe.


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With the side electrical work I did I will have enough money to buy two Polish made 5 liter fermenting crocks.
That will give me a small canner a large canner, two 5 liter and one 15 liter fermenting crocks.

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Just picked up the old canner it is in fantastic shape.
No pitting what so ever inside or out.
It belonged to an older farm couples grandmother.
Hasn't been used in maybe sixty years.
No worries at all on this one, what a find for fifty bucks.
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