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Aug 20, 2012 08:53 AM

Pickling Crock

Hello all.
With fall soon upon us, I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find pickling crocks in or near Montreal.
Would really appreciate specific locations, rather than generalised "oh, try an antique shop."

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  1. 1. Why exactly do you want, specifically, a pickling crock.

    2. What size of crock are you looking for.

    I'm assuming it's for an actual purpose because you can pickle things quite nicely in any non-reactive container. Mason jars, cambro food containers, etc.

    5 Replies
    1. re: Zalbar


      I suspect he means a lactofermenting crock, like a Hirsch. Else he should try Ace Hardware for plain stoneware crocks -- assuming Ace does business in Canada; I'm in the U.S. and don't know.

      FYI, there ARE alternatives to an expensive Hirsch crock, including the Pickl-It system (also expensive) and Pickle Pro (which works with ordinary Mason jars). One can also look in Korean markets for kimchi jars/crocks.

      1. re: Chowbird

        That's it, but not a Hirsh. I'm really think the completely cylindrical crocks (Hirsh seem to have a bottle neck). Unfortunately, Ace Hardware doesn't do business here in Quebec.

        I want to make a big batch of sauerkraut, so Mason jars won't cut it. However, there is a Korean store around the corner, so I'll give them a try.


        Edit: Oh, just looked at the Pickle Pro system. Yeah, I could rig that up with home beer-making supplies.

        1. re: justamtlguy

          If it's just to make a big batch of saurkraut get a Cambro storage container with a lid in whatever size you need. Economical, sturdy, convenient SQUARE (so they fit in cupboards, fridges etc), and food grade plastic.

          Ares kitchen supply has them.

          1. re: justamtlguy

            ACE Hardware does have some stores in Quebec and in the Montreal area


            1. re: westaust

              Shows how much I know. Even more embarrassing is that i ride past Azores every day and have noticed their pickling (and distilling) equipment.