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Why Is It Best To Use Fermentation Crocks?

Why Is It Best To Use Fermentation Crocks?

 

Have you ever fermented vegies using your Thermomix®, or perhaps you’ve been thinking of making your first. Regardless of how long you’ve been making fermented foods, we all know that using the finest ingredients and best tools will result in delicious, gut-healthy homemade fermented foods that you can share with the whole family.

You may have heard about people making sauerkraut using mason jars, bottles or fermentation crocks. So today, let’s look at the most common tools that can be used for fermenting foods.

  • Mason Jar and Jars With Clip Lids

  • These jars are easy to find and they have lids to make sure that harmful elements do not penetrate the fermented foods that you’re making.

    You can find a lot of these everywhere but to ensure the fermenting gases can escape,  you can’t close the lid too tight nor too loose. And since they’re not airtight, air can still pass-through your food that undergoes fermentation, thus making it susceptible to moulds.

    Aside from that, mason jars don’t have weights that help in submerging the contents of your jar that will ensure your food is fermented evenly.

  • Fermentation Crocks

  • A fermentation crock is a type of stoneware that maintains a stable temperature for fermenting vegies and contains an airlock to protect the contents from bugs. 

    Since fermentation crocks have lids that sit perfectly into an open moat, you can simply fill the moat with water and know that the crock will have an air tight seal meaning moulds will not develop and bugs won’t be able to penetrate your ferment.

    And because of the water that you have in the moat, the gases that develop in the process of fermenting can escape.

    In addition to being air tight, traditional fermentation crocks come with weights that keep your fermented foods evenly drenched in brine.

    We recommend the use of fermentation crocks in fermenting foods because it makes fermenting stress-free. How? You can simply put your vegies in the crock, add water in the moat and close the lid. This is will allow for more healthy bacteria to grow without letting air come in contact with your ferment that can cause moulds, while keeping the bugs out. 

    And because fermentation crocks have lids and vacuum-sealed, you can make sure that bugs and its eggs cannot breed on your vegetables.

    If you like to have your own fermentation crock, you can check out ourCeramic Fermentation Crocks that come in 2 colours - black and white.


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