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Where can I buy stoneware crocks, for pickles/kraut?

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celeriac Sep 30, 2009 03:37 PM

Hey hounds,

Anybody know where I could buy some straight-walled stoneware crocks, the type traditionally used for making sauerkraut, pickles, and the like? A critical accessory for any year-round local eater, and I’m trying to find some in town, rather than buying them from the Lehman’s catalog.

For the curious, who have no clue what I’m talking about: http://tinyurl.com/y9a4qvf

  1. Allstonian Sep 30, 2009 03:49 PM

    The Salem Street Tru-Value Hardware in the North End has them. (Like the unpasteurized cider thread, this one seems to come up once or twice a year.)

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      celeriac Sep 30, 2009 03:56 PM

      d'oh! never would have guessed it's a recurring thread. thank you!!!

      (that said if anyone knows of a spot in Cambridge or Metrowest... I am lazy... )

      1. re: celeriac
        Allstonian Sep 30, 2009 04:06 PM

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/521763
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/453581

    2. Passadumkeg Sep 30, 2009 04:11 PM

      When I see 'em at yard sales and junktique shops, I grab 'em. I got 2 5 gal and a bunch of 2 and 1 gal. I put up a lot of kapusta, Russian kraut.

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        janzy Oct 1, 2009 05:15 AM

        They go for about $55 at Salem St Hardware for a 5 gallon ceramic container.

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          momoftwo Oct 1, 2009 06:06 AM

          what about that great "old fashioned" hardware store in harvard Square? The name escapes me at the moment but they seem to have a lot of basics.

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            mustardsally Oct 1, 2009 12:22 PM

            That would be Dickson Brothers in Harvard Square. Don't know if they have them, but you could call.

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