We are getting ready to make our first batch of home-made sauerkraut. Before, however, purchasing a sauerkraut crock of your own, keep in mind that you can make sauerkraut just about in any pot or container that you have at home. As long as those pots and containers are “nonreactive”. The process of fermentation produces the lactic acid wich is not good to keep in a reactive pot or container. Nonreactive containers would include any enameled pots, stainless steel pots, plastic buckets. Copper, cast iron, and aluminum containers are all reactive and you should avoid using those for fermentation or pickling purposes.
If you think you might want to consider investing into a sauerkraut crock here are some choices from Amazon:
If you already are making your own sauerkraut, we would like to hear from you. Tell us what vessel do you use, share the recipes and tips in the comments below.