Thursday, 20 February 2014
does anyone know what this is?
So I bought this massive pot at my local op shop, and was so excited because I thought it was a fermenting crock. We grew a good crop of cabbages last year, which gave me a hankering for some sauerkraut. I've been on the lookout for a fermenting crock ever since and when I saw this pot for a bargain price I had to snap it up.
Problem is, since I've brought it home, I'm not sure if it actually is a fermenting crock? It's got a cork in the lid, which is removable. I've never seen a fermenting crock with a removable cork, which now has me wondering if that is actually what I've bought? Is it a bread crock maybe?
It's one of those super heavy glazed pots and it's got a Pearsons of Chesterfield 1810 stamp on the bottom of it. It's pretty huge too, looks like it could fit a decent amount of something in it at the very least. I really don't know. If it's a bread crock, I probably can't ferment in it, right?
The picture with the tennis ball gives an indication of its size. Does anyone know what this thing is? Anyone?