I’ll come clean about the title of this post: I made up the term monstercrock. But it seemed to fit:
The crock arrived in the early fall after a chain of test messages from friends. They had been visiting family at their cottage when a neighbor offered them this beast and they, with his permission, offered it to us.
It’s a giant vessel. I believe it to be 20 gallons based on the number on the side (and it’s size). The photo on the left gives you an idea of the scale when you consider the bumper is on an SUV.
Ideally we would store this in a cold cellar where it could openly store a large quantity of kraut, kimchi, pickles or other fermented goods. The cold would prevent it from fermenting further.
The size of the pot would certainly allow for a giant amount of fermentation.
What would you make in a giant crock like this?