Mortier Pilon Fermenting Crock 5L
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Sauerkraut, pickles, kimchi are just some of the tastiest staples of a vitamin-rich diet are obtained through fermentation. The Mortier Pilon Crock is a versatile, durable glass crock lets you make of all those, and then some—all for a third of the cost of most crocks on the market.

Co2 escapes the jar through a water seal.

This crock has a capacity of up to 5 litres (176 oz.) of vegetables, brine and seasonings, allowing you to ferment larger amounts of your favorite nutrient-packed produce. The rewritable label makes it easy to identify each batch, and the included recipe booklet provides directions for first-timers and inspiration for veterans.

The interior of all Mortier Pilon crocks and jars is 100% glass. The white parts on the outside of the crocks and jars are made of non-reactive, BPA-free plastic, and do not come into contact with the food.


- Fermentation crock – 5 L
- Ceramic weight
- Recipe booklet 
- Wax pencil


What is fermentation?

There are a few different kinds of fermentation, but Mortier Pilon recipes generally feature lacto-fermentation (think kimchi, sauerkraut, dill pickles, yogurt), which is a process that turns the natural sugars found in food into a special type of acid that is rich in healthy probiotics. This type of fermentation uses salt and an anaerobic environment to kill off any harmful bacteria, and acid to help preserve the food. Interestingly, the types of bacteria that can be harmful to us are very vulnerable to salt, while healthy bacteria, like the type found in greek yogurt, thrive in a salty environment. You might be surprised to learn that Mortier Pilon’s recipes rarely include acid for preservation - that’s because the lacto-fermentation process actually creates acid from natural sugars found in food!

What are the benefits of fermented foods?

From sauerkraut and kimchi to dill pickles, fermented foods offer dozens of benefits: In addition to their delicious taste, fermented foods help to restore the natural balance of your internal flora, stimulate the immune system, stabilize gastric acidity, facilitate the absorption of nutrients and preserve food without losing nutritional value. Plus, with hundreds of recipes for probiotic, healthy fermented foods, you’re sure to discover something you love!

Why use a DIY kit to make homemade ferments?

Although humans have been fermenting food for thousands of years, most of us have lost touch with this traditional art, and a Mortier Pilon kit takes all the stress out of making delicious homemade ferments. It can seem intimidating to try fermentation for the first time, but with our beautifully designed equipment and clear instructions you’ll enjoy creating your own homemade ferments!

  • Item #: MPFC5L

Mortier Pilon Fermenting Crock 5L

Price: C$79.00
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