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Looking for large crock

janzy May 22, 2008 01:33 PM

Does anyone know where they sell inexpensive 5 gallon or bigger crocks?
I'm looking for a pretty big one to ferment some pickles, tomatoes and sauerkraut?
I found some online, but they are pretty steep in price ($195).

  1. almansa May 22, 2008 01:44 PM



    1. BarmyFotheringayPhipps May 22, 2008 01:45 PM

      Try the True Value on Salem Street in the North End. They sell pickle crocks out front.

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      1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps
        janzy May 22, 2008 02:48 PM

        Its been a while since I've been to the North End, but I remember that hardware store very well. It wasn't a True Value then, but they did have the crocks! I thought the place was long gone and replaced by condos.

      2. Chris VR May 22, 2008 05:54 PM

        Here's a previous discussion: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/453581

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        1. re: Chris VR
          janzy May 22, 2008 07:13 PM

          Thanks, I'll be making the trip to the NE tomorrow.

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          johnecampbell May 23, 2008 02:58 PM

          Try any China Fair. Also, online....Anchor Hocking brand.

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          1. re: johnecampbell
            trev80 May 26, 2008 07:10 PM

            true value north end. I got 3 bluebird crocks there last year. I couldn't find them anywhere else...

          2. cassis May 27, 2008 04:44 AM

            West Concord 5&10 used to sell them.

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            1. re: cassis
              Allstonian May 27, 2008 08:17 AM

              This same exact topic came up last October, and you recommended the West Concord 5&10 at that time; unfortunately, they don't seem to sell crocks any longer.


              1. re: Allstonian
                cassis May 27, 2008 04:30 PM

                Touche! I am sorry. Thanks for pointing that out, wouldn't want anyone to go on a wild goose chase.

                1. re: cassis
                  trev80 May 28, 2008 12:47 PM

                  i started the topic last year, the 5&10 doesn't sell them. Trust me I searched high and low, true value north end. save yourslef the trouble....

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